April 2005

    Jeff Rednour
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 232

  • Guest Rooms: 175
  • Suites: 57

Number of Stories: 17

Design Aesthetic: Neo-classical architecture capped by two Arabesque crowns inspired by Spain's Alhambra Palace and incorporating local influences

Architect: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart & Stewart

Interior Designer(s): Frank Nicholson Inc.

Location: The centrepiece of the West Bay business and residential complex on Doha's waterfront, at the heart of the city's financial district


Opening Date: April 2005

Interior Designer: Hamilton Design

Design Aesthetic: The five elements – water, wood, earth, metal and fire – are incorporated in the design, in keeping with the foundation of Chinese health and healing practices

Number of Treatment Rooms: 11

Signature Treatment:

  • Five elements ritual (three hours)
  • Teens/Children: Sensitive skin facial and jojoba body polish for teens

Special Features:

  • Private Spa Suite includes twin treatment beds, steam room, whirlpool bath and Swiss shower
  • Chemical-free hydrotherapy lounge includes Kneipp reflexology foot bath and resistance pools
  • Roman-style laconium thermal suite and meditative colour therapy room

Executive Chef: Ahmad Sleiman

Executive Pastry Chef: Mohamed Saleem Gafoor

Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Red snapper
  • Red mullet
  • Dates

Restaurant: Il Teatro

  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian
  • Indoor Seating: 82; 12 for private dining
  • Outdoor Seating: 30
  • Designer: Frank Nicholson
  • Chef: Marco Arlotti

Restaurant: Nobu

  • In-door Dining: 134
    • Sushi Bar: 10
    • White Pearl bar and lounge: 90
    • Black Pearl bar and lounge: 80
  • Outdoor Dining Terrace: 34
    • Rooftop: 38
  • Designer: Rockwell Group
  • Restaurant Chef: Andrew Bozoki

Restaurant: Elements

  • Cuisine: Arabic, Asian, Indian and seafood
  • Indoor Seating:  80
  • Bar Seating: 34
  • Outdoor Seating: 66
  • Designer: CDG
  • Chef: Fuliang Ding

Lounge: Shisha Terrace

  • Seating: 85 seats
  • Designer: EDG
  • Chef: Adnan Al Masri

Restaurant: Pool Grill

  • Outdoor Seating: 70
  • Designer: Frank Nicholson
  • Chef: Adnan Aad

Restaurant: Après Spa Café

  • Indoor Seating: 34
  • Outdoor Seating: 25
  • Designer: Frank Nicholson
  • Chef: Horacio Leon

Lounge: Seasons Tea Lounge

  • Indoor Seating: 66
  • Designer: Frank Nicholson
  • Chef: Horacio Leon

Lounge: The Library Bar & Cigar Lounge

  • Indoor Seating: 60, with 5 at the bar and 55 at the cigar lounge
  • Designer: Frank Nicholson
  • Chef: Horacio Leon

Lounge: Arabica

  • Indoor Seating: 32, plus 5 at the bar
  • Designer: Frank Nicholson
  • Chef: Fuling Ding

Lounge: The Pier

  • Cuisine: Arabic fusion
  • Outdoor Seating: 83
  • Designer: Kettal
  • Chef: Adnan Al Masri


  • Number of Tennis Courts: 2


  • Number of Pools: 2

Fitness Facilities:

  • Special Features:
    • Overlooks grotto pools and the Arabian Gulf
    • Includes two squash courts and yoga studio
  • Sample Fitness Activities:
    • Pilates, power yoga, dancercise, kids' aerobics
    • Power abs, cardio kick, stretching and body conditioning
For Younger Guests

Kids for All Seasons: Supervised children's programme in a dedicated facility includes activities such as toy camel racing, kite making and flying, beach games, treasure hunts and Middle Eastern arts and crafts

Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 2,146 sq m / 23,099 sq ft   

Largest Ballroom: 758 sq m / 8,159 sq ft

Banquet Capacity: 400

Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 700

Breakout Spaces: 5

Private Dining Room Capacity: 120

Corporate Social Responsibility

Supports Shafallah Center for children with special needs

Participates in Terry Fox Run

Supports Reach Out to Asia – Middle East, an organisation that promotes education and other projects in developing countries

Special Features

Extensive commissioned art collection, plus custom-made chandeliers and furnishings showcasing local and international artists and artisans

Endamia Decour
Director of Public Relations and Communications
The Corniche, PO Box 24665