W Doha Wins ‘Middle East Leading Hotel & Residences’ and ‘Qatar’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel’ at World Travel Awards 2011
Bliss Spa, W Doha, named Best Luxury Hotel Spa in World Luxury Spa Awards
Doha, 5 May 2011 – W Doha, the first footprint in the Middle East of the iconic luxury lifestyle brand, has received two prestigious awards as “Middle East Leading Hotel & Residences” and “Qatar’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel” at World Travel Awards 2011. Bliss Spa, W Doha, also won Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the World Luxury Spa Awards this week.
World Travel Awards are the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars and seen as the biggest travel event of the year. The Awards celebrate exceptional hotels’ ultimate achievement and serve to reward excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
Safak Guvenc, General Manager of W Doha said: “It is a great honour for W Doha to be recognised by World Travel Awards as the ‘Middle East Leading Hotel & Residences’ and ‘Qatar’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel’. We are delighted with these two awards; the fact that W Doha was selected amongst so many other brands in the region underscores W’s strong iconic style and commitment to innovation. W Doha offers today’s style-conscious consumers the unique experience of staying at W Doha to be ‘wowed’ and mingle with the jet set. W sets the benchmark for luxury lifestyle hospitality for its business visitors as we aim to surprise and delight them with our commitment to service excellence and design and culinary sensations to stimulate their senses. Bliss winning the Best Luxury Hotel Spa confirms W’s wow appeal with the finest luxury beauty retreat in town.”
As the ultimate luxury lifestyle choice, W Doha offers its guests urban chic in a contemporary design-conscious setting. W appeals to today’s stylish traveler with epicurean adventures to savour, the hottest nightlife on offer and the most luxurious comforts to indulge the senses. W’s Whatever/Whenever service goes above and beyond to make its guests’ wishes a reality. With its glamorous appeal, W provides an escape from the everyday to the fantastic that its guests crave. With its setting near desert dunes and towering skyscrapers, W Doha Hotel & Residences dazzles by the Arabian Sea, against an eclectic backdrop of historic forts, camel racing, championship golf, ancient souks, luxury shopping, old Shisha cafes and modern cuisine.
Liliana Matic, Director of Bliss Spa, commented on Bliss’s World Luxury Spa Award: “We are also delighted to receive the Best Luxury Hotel Spa Award, that recognizes the luxury line of amazing treatments in our beauty spas. Since 1996 when the first Bliss spa opened in trendy New York City’s SoHo, Bliss has ignited a modern spa revolution by combining a clever menu of super-effective services and a fun, 'no-attitude' atmosphere in eight Bliss spas across the globe. As the home of pampering, we are the perfect complement to W Doha with great service, brilliant experts and amazing experiences.”
The World Luxury Spa Awards give recognition and thanks to the spa industry, setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe. The Spa Awards set the spotlight on international spas, as part of the World Luxury Hotel Awards, which are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels worldwide.
W Hotels is an innovative, contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand with 37 hotels and retreats in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access to a world of "Wow." Each hotel offers a unique mix of innovative design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand's sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous nightlife experiences, stylish retail concepts and signature spas. With more than 10 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to more than double its footprint in 2011.
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About W Doha Hotel & Residences: W Doha is a leading-edge, contemporary lifestyle experience with a complete service offering, including 260 guest rooms including 42 suites, and 138 W branded Residences. To experience W’s approach to B&F (Beverage and Food), W Doha features three stylish bars for guests to mix and mingle including the signature W Living Room experience; Wahm, a modern poolside lounge, and Crystal Lounge, a sleek, fashionable spot where guests can sip cool cocktails and groove to the latest world beats. In addition, W Doha boasts three signature restaurants offering French gourmet gastronomy at La Maison du Caviar and modern fusion cuisine at Spice Market and Market by Jean-Georges, both concepts created by three-star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. W Doha’s latest luxury outlet is chic hideaway W Cafe, an eclectic coffeehouse serving up W's newest slice of serenity with delectable desserts and mouth-watering cup cakes. W Doha offers the signature Bliss® Spa, New York’s hottest spa to unwind, Alexandre Zouari hair salon from Paris to bring the signature Parisian flair and glamour to Doha and Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland from Zurich, all introduced in the Middle East for the first time. W Doha is conveniently located in the West Bay of Doha on the Qatar peninsula, providing easy access to Doha’s world-class shopping destinations, pristine beaches and water sports facilities, first-class greens of Doha Golf Club, and scenic Corniche waterfront district. www.whotels.com/doha.