Luxury brand sbe opens Mondrian Doha; their first hotel in Middle East
03 Oct 2017 - 16:29
Doha, Qatar: Global hospitality company sbe has opened Mondrian Doha, marking the luxury hotel brand’s first property in the Middle East, and a new level of vibrancy and round-the-clock entertainment to the West Bay Lagoon.
To celebrate, Mondrian Doha will set the stage for its black tie grand opening celebration in late October.
Jorge Giannattasio, Chief Operating Officer at sbe said: “We are thrilled to open our first hotel in the Middle East in Doha, Qatar. After so much time and investment has been put into this hotel - it is fantastic to be able to see it all finally come to life and we’re looking forward to expanding the sbe brand further into the region next year.”
The hotel offers exceptional lifestyle luxury with 270 rooms, designed in collaboration with world-renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and South West Architecture. The hotel is a fantasy-like environment, true to the Marcel Wanders design and sbe ethos. It offers five distinctive room categories including penthouse suites, studio suites, one and two bedroom suites and a range of standard guestrooms.
Adnan Azrak, Chief Developer of Mondrian Doha, on behalf of South West Architecture, further commented: “We are delighted to have successfully morphed Marcel Wanders’ vision into the architecture and design of the Mondrian building. This incredible work of art has finally come to light and is now available for everyone to enjoy.”
Located on the 23rd floor of the property, the penthouse suite offers incredible attention to detail combined with panoramic 360-degree views of Doha’s landscape. Throughout the hotel, Wanders’ signature floating staircase and hand-painted One-Minute Delft blue vases set a striking and sophisticated atmosphere, while locally-inspired features such as custom-designed Dean Majilis sofas and a “cabinet of information”, connects guests with the fascinating history and culture of the region.
The property also boasts the largest ESPA Spa in the world, with the 2,000 square metre spa featuring separate spas for men and women, eleven treatment rooms, a spa within the spa, and Hammam areas. In addition, Mondrian Doha has a 24-hour fitness centre and a rooftop pool.
Mondrian Doha is also a culinary emporium; with seven restaurants, which includes CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Morimoto, Magnolia Bakery and a number of other ‘first to market’ concepts including Walima, a Qatari- inspired restaurant.
The hotel will offer a variety of impressive new venue options for event planners and delegates in Doha. On the ground floor, the expansive 2000m2 Moonstone Ballroom can be adapted to suit every occasion using creative technology, from lavish weddings and award ceremonies to larger functions and presentations.
A further 500m2 of flexible function and conference space is capable of handling events for 10-300 guests. All rooms can be configured according to specific needs and equipment required. Facilities include a boardroom, full service business centre, as well as production, wardrobe, make-up and casting rooms. High-speed wireless internet is available throughout the hotel.
Additional hotel facilities will include an entertainment floor complete with a nightclub, rooftop pool and Skybar.
Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & Europe at sbe, commented: “I am ecstatic about the opening of this exceptional property and to be finally celebrating this incredible milestone with the team. We eagerly look forward to welcoming and showing the hotel off to our very first guests. Mondrian Doha will change the world’s expectations of what a hotel can offer: ESPA’s largest spa, a culinary emporium, the most luxurious bridal suite imaginable, and Marcel Wanders one-of-a-kind design throughout. We are proud to be part of this extraordinary vision.”
Mondrian Doha room rates starts at QR880 per night.
Video: Coverage of the soft opening by "Qatar Projects" snapchat