St. Regis Doha wins gulf connoisseur award

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Published February 24th, 2013 - 06:18 GMT

The St. Regis Doha has won the Gulf Connoisseur award for the “Best Hotel and Resort in the Luxury Sector in the Middle East” at a glittering ceremony held in Dubai.

The award is the latest in a run of major awards presented to Qatar’s leading luxury hotel, which has received international recognition since opening in 2012.

At the 10th Gulf Connoisseur Awards, attended by VIPs and international guests, the award judges cited The St. Regis Doha’s spacious rooms, signature butler service, magnificent private beach, restaurants staffed by top chefs, and the first-ever Jazz at Lincoln Center venue outside of the US as reasons for the award.

Tareq Derbas, General Manager, The St. Regis Doha, said: “We are delighted to win Gulf Connoisseur’s award for the ‘Best Hotel and Resort in the Luxury Sector in the Middle East.’ This award reflects the incredible feedback we have received from our guests, and rewards our team for their ongoing efforts to offer the best experience. We invite guests from around the world to visit the finest address in Doha, to see our incredible facilities for themselves.”

The Gulf Connoisseur award follows the St. Regis Doha’s success at the global World Travel Awards in December 2012, when it was named the “World’s Leading New Hotel,” and the earlier regional 2012 World Travel Awards when it was named “Qatar’s Leading New Hotel” and the “Middle East’s Leading New Hotel.”

Since officially opening on 31 March 2012, the hotel has welcomed thousands of guests who have enjoyed 10 dining destinations, the Remède Spa, and the first international branch of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

In the run-up to its first anniversary, the hotel is offering incredible weekend and family packages, to enable more people to enjoy the atmosphere and luxury of The St. Regis Doha.

Gulf Connoisseur is one of the Gulf’s premier lifestyle magazines for the affluent. The magazine includes interviews and profiles of influential people in the Gulf and around the world.

Background Information

Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels represents one of the world's largest hotel and leisure companies. It conducts its hotel and leisure business both directly and through its subsidiaries. Its brand names include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft, and Element

Starwood Hotels' business emphasizes the global operation of hotels and resorts primarily in the luxury and upscale segment of the lodging industry. It seeks to acquire interests in, or management or franchise rights with respect to properties in this segment. At December 31, 2009, its hotel portfolio included owned, leased, managed and franchised hotels totaling 979 hotels with approximately 292,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries, and is comprised of 63 hotels that it owns or leases or in which it has a majority equity interest, 440 hotels managed by the company on behalf of third-party owners and 476 hotels for which it receives franchise fees. 

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