Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has announced its 2021 Star Awards. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Recommended award and is showcased with other distinguished honorees on

The General Manager Karim Tayach stated:

We are honoured to be recognised for our exemplary
hospitality at Marsa Malaz Kempinski by Forbes Travel Guide. Our team consistently strives towards offering bespoke services and memorable stay experiences for all our guests, hence continuously enhancing our reputation as the epitome of luxury in Qatar and in the entire region. Creating and ensuring to continuously have a safe and secure environment is of an outmost importance especially during these challenging times, not only for our guests and visitors but also for our employees as well.

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and Marsa Malaz Kempinski is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, said:

These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry. During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff. We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.

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For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here

About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city’s premier destination and the ultra-luxury resort located on its own man-made island, offers guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites with unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. The hotel provides bespoke dining and entertainment options across ten food and beverage outlets. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo ballroom, measuring 1,100 sqm (11,538 sq ft), ideal for VIP delegations or a stunning location for weddings. It also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay, along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, yacht jetty and tennis courts. Additionally, the 3,000 sq m tranquil Spa by Clarins features 23 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, an indoor pool, beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha is located on its own secluded island, just steps away from numerous entertainment and dining options at Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale on The Pearl-Qatar. The central business district of West Bay is a ten-minute drive away. A paradise for getaways, the island features a private beach and outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, private yacht jetties, tennis courts and plush gardens and patios. The culinary destination offers a variety of ten restaurants and lounges including large open-air terraces.

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