LUXURY REIMAGINED | The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

A two-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is a weekend getaway you wouldn't be embarrassed to call a real vacation. Forget about getting on a plane. If you plan to re-energize or to escape from your day-to-day routine, for you my Doha-dwelling friend, an ideal destination lies just a few minutes away from home.


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A two-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is a weekend getaway you wouldn't be embarrassed to call a real vacation. Forget about getting on a plane. If you plan to re-energize or to escape from your day-to-day routine, for you my Doha-dwelling friend, an ideal destination lies just a few minutes away from home. There really isn't any place that lets you luxuriate in a swanky setting, and most of all, in service excellence that's so personal it feels like a warm big hug if that, at all, makes sense. In fact, the hotel has undergone a glamorous transformation by way of redesigned suites, and re-imagined club lounge and spa showcasing the nexus between comfort and luxury, modern and traditional in its most refined way.




Let me begin with this all-edible, personalized welcome amenity that already felt like a treat — something you'd only normally get if it's your birthday. But as a Ritz-Carlton Club® Level guest, this was only the beginning of my luxuriously appointed two-night vacation.

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has given a whole new meaning to what luxury hospitality should be.




CLUB LOUNGE

At the heart of my exceptional staycation is the newly re-imagined, elegantly-outfitted club lounge that prides itself as a 'hotel within a hotel' with five gastronomic presentations daily, five areas* where you can dine, rendezvous, unwind while feasting your eyes on the breathtaking marina view from the hotel's 23rd floor.
*Club Lounge is divided into five areas i.e. Warm Welcome, In Residence, Library, The Dining Room and The Kitchen.





An in-room check in, a digital 6x-speed room tour on Instagram stories, and a few minutes of deciding whether I quickly jump into the king bed or take more hotel room photos later, we headed up to the 23rd floor for an exclusive afternoon tea at the club lounge. With high-speed Wi-Fi access, my afternoon tea was served with social media messages to ask if this hotel is, in fact, in Doha. Yes, dear friends, the hotel may be well up in years, but the recent renovation outfitted the suites with decor that is also pleasing to the millennial eye.



One may find the 112-square meter club executive suite to be well-suited for a modern, tech-driven traveler with refined tastes. With bed-side USB ports, high-speed Internet access, two 55" curve-screen telly with Bluetooth connectivity, and astounding sound system — wherein we blasted out some hip-hop/rap we like to try singing along with — how can you not stay entertained?

The Ritz-Carlton Doha may be well up in years, but the recent renovation outfitted the suites with decor that is also pleasing to the millennial eye.

If however your idea of entertainment is an utter moment of repose, decked with luxury Italian linens, the king feather bed is nothing short of inviting. Hand me a book and a few nibbles from the snack counter, I could stay lazing on this bed for the next 48 hours.





Full Tuscan marble bathrooms with a separate bathtub and shower room




I slept in the coziest bed with two things in mind: [1] looking at the electrifying view of Doha from my suite that night, I thought, how in my eight years here have I never appreciated the beauty of this city before? [2] "Shall I have them poached or fried?" with my eyes looking through the breakfast menu.







Sun softly shining, trees dancing in the wind — it was the beautiful weather that invited us to spend the pre-noon hours lounging by the swim-up bar before we headed to the indoor junior Olympic swimming pool for a quick swim.







The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Doha has undergone a face-lift, too, in its opulent decor exuding an air of glamorous Arabian culture, and its lavish spa menu choices — supporting the local pearl farm with the array of their new treatments. Their signature treatment? The Pearl Body Scrub, where one can delight in natural pearls, crushed and used as an exfoliant to give your skin the nourishment it so needs.



A 60-minute Stress Relief massage by my Thai-native masseuse Jan who has a decade of therapeutic experience under her belt was, as it turns out, the only thing that could breathe new life into my well-being. It wasn't all about untying the knots in my back though, spa time often allows me to refocus my attention to myself and my body, at least for the next sixty minutes. Jan let me choose between Lavender or Mint oil, and so adeptly combined stroking and stretching techniques to ease what she thought were 'very tensed' shoulders of mine.





Post-dinner, just when we were wishing to stop time as our sweet escape whittles away to its end, the club lounge gentlemen — Alex and Mo — hand-delivered a departure surprise for us that made our weekend a little bit sweeter, quite literally with the all-pink confectionery the Club Lounge prepared for us.



"Let us stay with you," as The Ritz-Carlton tagline goes. My two-night staycation proves that The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is more than just a swanky accommodation with the highest quality amenities and five-star customer service; ultimately, it is a destination that sets its sights on creating a truly unforgettable experience that's completely personalized for each and every guest. And with that, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has given a whole new meaning to what luxury hospitality should be.





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5 comments:

  1. Holy moly. I didn’t think your last post could be beaten but you’ve done it again! You are officially my inspiration and my favorite blogger in a Doha!

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  2. 10/10 reading experience! Writing, design and layout is first class, well done Bianca (and Kim), I miss you ladies already!

    xoxo
    Cris

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  3. Beautifully written, and fantastic presentation!

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  4. oh Bianca, you are so talented! an absolute pleasure to read! The layouts are so pleasing to the eye!
    I need to get to the RC real quick, got some major FOMO :-)

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