The Torch Doha Hotel To Celebrate Second Anniversary
The Torch Doha, member of Leading Hotels of the World, is preparing to celebrate two years in operation in the 5-star luxury hotel market, as the flagship project situated at the heart of Doha’s Sport City, Aspire Zone.
The Torch Doha opened its doors to public in January 2012 and was recently recognized as Global Winner at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013 in the ‘Luxury Rooftop View Hotel’ category. Another achievement of the hotel is the award for ‘Best New Hotel Construction & Design’ received at the 2013 International Hotel Awards in London this month.
The Torch Doha received the World’s Best International Hotel Award after competing against a number of hotels and resorts from every corner of the world to receive this top recognition.
Recently The Torch Doha has upgraded the unique iPad in-room solution, a customized software introduced for the first time in a 5-Star hotel in Qatar in September 2012. The system allows guests to control all room features including order from in-room dining, mood & ceiling lights, curtains, room temperature, internet on iPad and TV, listen to music and radio and many others. The upgraded system allows access to guest services, hotel promotions, Youtube, pillow menu, local visitor information, Prayer direction and 40.000 online publications.
The software allows for complete guest autonomy, increased speed of service, better understanding of guest preferences and better communication between guests and staff members.
The iPad solution has been introduced in collaboration with Aspire Katara Investment and Aspire Zone Foundation and developed and implemented by Mahindra Satyam.
Three Sixty revolving restaurant has received a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence award, honoured as a top performing restaurant as reviewed by travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site. The Torch Doha has been honoured as top performing 5-star luxury hotel in Qatar as reviewed by travellers on the world’s leader website in booking accommodation, booking.com, being rated at 9.1 out of 10 in 2012 and 9.4 out of 10 year-to-date based on online reviews. Three Sixty restaurant has been also recognized at the Time Out Doha Awards in two categories – Contemporary European and Romantic and received the Highly Recommended Award in 2012.
The Torch Doha chefs completed the highly competitive Salon Culinaire at Diyafa 2012 with 23 medals – 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 17 Bronze. Considered a major highlight of the event, the Chefs’ Competition attracted the country’s leading chefs which competed across sixteen categories while being evaluated by a judging panel made up of International culinary and hospitality experts.