Four Seasons Hotel Doha is now open and welcoming its first guests following extensive renovations and a complete redesign by Pierre-Yves Rochon. The world-renowned interior designer has reshaped the property into an unmatched luxury destination at the centre of Qatar’s capital city, with residential warmth and comfort that is further enhanced by the friendly and intuitive service that is reflective of Four Seasons hospitality.
The entrance has been enhanced with a grandiose door, reminiscent of grande dame entrances, and the Lobby has been redesigned as an open-plan space, allowing light to flood through the foyer as well as boasting views of the Arabian Gulf. The Lobby boasts an array of handmade and bespoke Italian furnishings, including a hand-blown glass chandelier that takes centre stage and adorns the Lobby’s ceiling.
Set along the picturesque beachfront of the Arabian Gulf, and in close proximity to the cultural landmarks of Doha, the vast renovations span an entire redesign of the Hotel’s bedrooms, suites, guest floors, Lobby and dining outlets. The public areas have adopted a range of greens to evoke the feeling of a garden and new life.
In addition to offering Hermès amenities in all suites, and state-of-the-art technology, the hotel will continue to pay homage to Qatari heritage with features such as mother of pearl inlay, while complementing a contemporary rejuvenation. Pierre-Yves Rochon’s inspiration was the capital city itself, where the world of man and the beauty of nature meet. The redesigned rooms follow a soothing spectrum of blues and beiges reflecting the colours of Doha, where the sky, sea, sand and earth come together and impart a more residential feeling. The rooms are equipped with energy-efficient technologies, featuring automated curtains and lighting systems as well as temperature management preservation technology within the newly installed windows.
“PYR has transformed this glorious seafront property into a refreshed and vibrant hotspot, while keeping true to its Qatari roots,” states Jeff Rednour, General Manager. “Four Seasons Hotel Doha has been at the forefront of Qatari hospitality since its inception, and the complete regeneration of this beloved property highlights the history and heritage behind it, while adapting to today’s guest expectations.”
As well as a complete redesign of the interiors, the Hotel introduces the expansion, as well as the redevelopment, of its diverse dining and lounge concepts. Arabica, located on the ground floor of the Hotel, returns with a contemporary new look and coffee and dessert bar. Bold and neutral in its colour scheme, the space houses marble furniture that echoes the octagonal shape of the conservatory.