Luxury Resort and Convention Hotel
Number of Rooms: 500
The natural curves of the coastline and desert landscape of Doha inspired this unique resort environment that establishes a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor environments, celebrating the diverse ecosystems of the region.
The sculptural concrete structure is composed of a four level podium that includes public and private amenities as well as guestrooms, over which a six level podium element houses hotel guestrooms, suites and a rooftop restaurant. These are all covered by expansive green roofs and mashrabiya veil canopies that improve the exterior environments, create gardens, nature walks and ecosystems that can be enjoyed during the cooler months, as well as interior gardens that can be experienced year-round. An underwater aquarium at the end of a public boardwalk and marina allowing resort guests and tourists to view coral reefs that are undergoing an ecological restoration, ultimately creating a rich marine habitat on site.
Upon entering the property, the hotel’s main reception is complimented by lounges, restaurants and retail outlets, its focal point a monumental atrium with a vertical “oxygen garden” that includes flora from around the globe, which guests will experience as they travel to their guest rooms, the spa, restaurants, retail and the convention center. Every detail nurtures the relationship between guest, brand, building, and nature.
The hotel’s guestrooms and suites continue the aesthetic of the public areas, but are heightened by natural patterns and textures, and details of traditional Islamic architecture. The sleek white guestrooms and suites use natural stones and subtle gold accents throughout. Vaulted ceilings and undulating walls lead guests to oversized balconies that present guests with intimate perspectives of the sea, desert and cityscapes.
In addition, the resort project will create a substantial retention wetland that will manage storm water as well as act as relief valve for all the captured and treated greywater that the resort produces. The water and nature conservation and restoration strategy will help “green the desert,” using the abundant natural resources, and using scarce resources thoughtfully, to create new surroundings that are more hospitable for the development of the site and nearby landscape. The wetland will help restore the natural habitat for local fauna and help bring increased biodiversity to the site.