As you probably gathered, we travel a lot. Our days are spent frequenting five-star hotels, however there is just one property that continuously exceeds expectations upon every visit. The Grand Hyatt Doha, with it’s contrasting traditional, Arabic architecture and overtly opulent interior is a destination made for indulgence. A palm tree-lined path weaves through the leafy green gardens, leading the way to the private beach and neighbouring Hyatt residences. There’s an exotic selection of restaurants to choose from, and not to mention that spectacular spa and gym….
Enter through ginormous, mahogany doors into the sparkling, marble lobby complete with water fountain. We make our way to the reception – where we’re swiftly invited up to the Club Lounge for a personal check-in service available to all guests staying in suites. The exclusive Club Lounge is a peaceful living space ideal for a mid-afternoon (or mid-night) snack away from the hustle of the main hotel. Guest’s staying in suites have 24-hour access to the luxurious lounge where cocktails and snacks are served every evening and a continental breakfast is on offer every morning.
We stay in a spacious corner suite complete with a wonderful double balcony, ideal for a lazy morning breakfast in the privacy of your own suite. The floor-to-ceiling balcony doors give a panoramic view of the bay and we can just about make out the glistening lights of the city skyline in the distance. Service is impeccable as always with room service making two daily checks on the room – ensuring our suite is always in tip top shape. The walk-in wardrobe comes in handy if, like us, you like to have lots of options (#shopaholic).
A predominantly neutral colour palette projects an overall calming vibe to the suite. An olive green sofa injects some well-needed colour into the room and the chocolate brown and cream accessories make for a warm, homely feel. There are plenty of perks for those who book suites, which we certainly make the most of, including 24-hour concierge service, luxury amenities and one-way airport transfer. Forgotten something? Not to worry – there’s an exhaustive list of products you can borrow from the Hyatt housekeeping team during your stay.
The Club Lounge is open 24-hours a day and makes the ideal retreat when you’ve had enough of the sun. The lounge livens up between 6-8pm during cocktail and canapé hours – in fact you might even spot a celebrity. BeIn Sport presenters and Qatar Stars Leagues footballers are amongst the VIP guests that frequent the lounge. Breakfast is delicious with a continental offering of meats, cheeses, pastries and traditional Arabic dishes – however there is also the option of eggs and omelettes from the kitchen too should you desire a hot dish.
Sun-worshippers will rejoice at the choice of lounge and pool areas available. The main pools have the added advantage of a delicious, poolside Italian restaurant – Rocca – as well as a wonderful shaded children’s pool and lots of umbrellas. Alternatively, the private beach is a great option for those wishing to avoid noise and disturbance. A luxurious, white sand beach stretches out for miles and the newly refurbished beach bar serves up fruity cocktails and delicious lunch options.
You might not be a frequent gym-goer, but a visit to the Grand Hyatt would be truly incomplete without a visit to the ginormous fitness suite. There’s a large mixed gym complete with TechnoGym machinery, dozens of weights and even an exclusive TRX zone. If you prefer to exercise in private, there’s a smaller ladies-only gym with enough equipment to work up a sweat. We are thoroughly impressed and rate it as one of the best gym’s we’ve ever seen.
Jaula Spa remains a firm favourite of ours and one of the best in the city for it’s contemporary facilities. There’s an endless list of possible treatments to enjoy and the staff are some of the loveliest you’ll ever meet. If it’s your first time at Jaula Spa, we recommend booking the ‘grand royal’; a 4-hour revitalising ritual (black sand body polish, algae eminence body wrap, aromassage, haute facial and light lunch QR 2,000) which will leave you feeling good as new.
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