The highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay has officially opened its doors.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced its latest opening in Doha and the new property’s façade and main entrance are reminiscent of the original Waldorf Astoria in New York – a nod to the brand’s rich heritage and legacy.

The 44-storey property features 283 rooms and suites, as well as 50 luxury apartments – all of which offer a distinct art deco style. And each guest will be assigned a personal concierge.

Paying homage to the history of grand clocks at Waldorf Astoria properties around the world, the central feature of the lobby is a striking clock created by Tiffany & Co. Handcrafted in Switzerland, it celebrates the falcon, Qatar’s national bird, with a bezel inspired by the tips of a falcon’s feathers.

The property offers diverse dining venues, including Peacock Alley, serving the brand’s signature Afternoon Tea; Ledoux, a Parisienne patisserie where you’ll find bespoke pastries and cakes; and Al Fayrouz Terrace to enjoy Levantine cuisine and hookah. For a gourmet food hall experience, Tribeca Market serves New York-inspired classics and delicacies.

The Waldorf Astoria Spa, spanning the 39th to 43rd floors, offers guests a unique range of wellness experiences with breathtaking views of the city skyline. Bespoke features include salt inhalation relaxation and hydrotherapy pools, thermal experiences including a sensory rain walk, a salon, relaxation zones with private Alpha sphere experiences and treatment suites that embrace holistic wellness offerings.

Guests can also take a dip in the 26-metre, marble-tiled, indoor pool or unwind at the spa’s separate male and female pools with heated relaxation loungers.

The new hotel features elegant event facilities that provide the ideal setting for every type of occasion – including two ballrooms which can each host up to 500 guests. There are also two boardrooms and three multi-functional meeting rooms with access to an outdoor patio.

Ideally located close to the city centre and key attractions, the Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay epitomises modern luxury, boasting elegant furnishings, a range of dining options, a four-floor wellness experience and personalised service.

Guy Hutchinson, President, Middle East & Africa at parent company Hilton, said: “Qatar is seeing strong growth in international travel, welcoming more than four million visitors in 2023 – and we are delighted to be expanding our presence in the country with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay.” ✤