The Classical Palace Group announced the soft-opening of Qatar’s first international luxury hotel brand, Zubarah Hotels and Resorts, in early January 2014, at Al Rawabi Street.
Introducing a new hospitality concept defined by Qatari culture, the hotel will embody a distinct identity presenting an inspiring hub for Qatari creativity and hospitality. Zubarah Hotels and Resorts is the vision of Abdullah Al Hamad, CEO and Founder of The Classical Palace Group, who have been designing inspiring and uniquely tailored contemporary buildings around the Gulf region for both boutique hotels and individual residences since 1995.
Al Hamad said:
This is an exciting time for Zubarah Hotels and Resorts; we are very proud to launch Qatar’s first luxury hotel brand, a concept to captivate leisure and business travelers alike to experience the warmth of Qatari hospitality. We are keen to provide personalised experiences through cultural exchange, exceptional ‘sense of place’ and historic accents. Our hotels will definitely serve as a platform for Qatari culture to shine in music, education, arts and charity initiatives.’
With an ambitious expansion plan, it aims to be one of the first Qatar hospitality brand to export their offering abroad to both the Arab travelers, as a home away from home and international guests, who will enjoy a hint of Arabic tradition and culture, aiming to bridge cultural gaps by taking Qatari hospitality into new regions around the world.
Overflowing with locally inspired design elements, a selection of well-appointed luxury rooms and suites will offer a unique blend of warm traditional colours; eye-catching Arabic design combined with modern living amenities, every room will also have seamless inclusion of technology that reflects Qatar’s passion for innovation. The art collection of the Zubarah Hotel includes works by two great artists; Dr Wafaa Al Hamad, Abdullah’s late sister, her painting representing Arabic calligraphy and Qatar traditional buildings and well known Bahraini artist, Abbas Al Mosawi, which his paintings provide the viewer with the necessary imaginative and aesthetic bridge to the past.
Zubarah Hotels and Resorts also features a range of leisure facilities including authentic Arabic fusion cuisine and unique Argentinian fine dining experiences, a holistic spa, fitness center and private butler’s service for every customer.
Zubarah Hotels and Resorts aims to provide individual boutique hotels situated in urban centres and desert retreats in the coming years. Making a start locally in Doha is essential to embedding the brand in the market, with the vision of establishing further Hotels in iconic destinations globally such as London, Dubai, New York and Paris.
Zubarah Boutique Hotel Doha features 45 rooms and suites. The hotel offers four different room types: Zubarah Classic, Zubarah Classic Twin, Zubarah Junior Suite, and Zubarah Suite. Each guest room is bestowed with the luxury of plentiful natural light, generous proportions and high quality furnishings and amenities.
Guests will enjoy unique dining experiences including a fine dining Argentinian experience at Caminito, Baraha, an all-day dining international and Arabic cuisine restaurant as well as traditional tea in the lobby lounge and in-room dining specialties for their rooms and suites.