Royal Villa at Sharq Village & Spa has received ‘The World’s Leading Villa’ by World Travel Awards 2013 at a ceremony at La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar on 30 November 2013.

General Manager of Sharq Village & Spa, Carsten Fritz, said:

 The Royal Villa at Sharq Village and Spa is truly exceptional and we are privileged to be able to offer our esteemed guests such a unique and authentic Arabian experience.’

‘No detail was spared in crafting this ultimate haven with the most luxurious of furnishings and facilities that was painstakingly sourced from around the world. With the Royal Villa, we aim to combine The Ritz-Carlton’s renowned hospitality with the site’s romantic history and architectural tributes, to create a jewel in Doha’s crown.’

Ornately modelled after a sheikh’s palace, the 2,099-square metre Royal Villa is divided into two distinct wings. Guest accommodation includes the royal suite, guest suite, a pair of two-bedroom suites and a pair of king suites, along with majlis (sitting room) seating areas, study and dining room. Operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, B.V., Sharq Village and Spa is a luxury beachfront property, modelled after a traditional Qatari village with 174 rooms

The World Travel Awards 2013 was an evening of celebration for Qatar, in general, with Doha being named ‘World’s Leading Business Travel Destination’ for the third year running. The St. Regis Doha was named ‘World’s Leading Business Hotel’ while ‘World’s Leading Hotel Residences’ was awarded to W Doha Hotel & Residences. ‘World’s Leading Travel Agency’ went to Regency Travel & Tours, ‘World’s Excellence in Service Award’ to La Cigale Hotel and ‘World’s Leading Villa’ to the Royal Villa at Sharq Village & Spa.

Hailed as ‘The Oscars of the Travel Industry’, World Travel Awards is recognised across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, an aims to celebrate those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.