hotel of the month - the torch Doha

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Torch Doha

December 2016


Currently the tallest hotel in Qatar, at 300m high and with 360° panoramic views across Doha, THE TORCH is haven for the discerning travelers, from sports enthusiasts, business leaders or health and wellness seekers. With state-of- the-art sporting, leisure and spa facilities at its feet, THE TORCH is fashioned to the finest International standards at the centre of Aspire Zone, Doha’s vibrant Sports City.

HOTEL INFORMATION

ADDRESS:

Al Waab Street, Aspire Zone P.O Box 23833

TELEPHONE: 974 44465691

WEBSITE: www.thetorchdoha.com

" Style is important, but it needs to blend harmoniously with the comfort and feeling of welcome, Frette products has it all. "

Sharif Sabry

Hotel Manager

Sharif Sabry - Hotel Manager

Sharif Sabry

Hotel Manager

the INTERVIEW

We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Mr. Sharif Sabry, Hotel Manager at the Torch Doha.

What was your design inspiration for the Torch Doha?

The Torch Doha is the result of comprehensive architectural, engineering and technical design, formerly shaped to represent a colossal torch which for the duration of the 15th Asian Games in 2006 held its symbolic flame, the highest flame in the history of the games.

The hotel concept and interior design is captivating for the high-end travelers with its state-of- the-art facilities. The hotel’s iconic silhouette with its kinetic light display at night is standing high on Doha’s skyline.

What is unique about your property?

The unique structure includes 163 rooms and suites of 5-star hotel accommodations equipped with the latest iPad in-room technology, three award-winning restaurants including the THREE SIXTY, the only revolving restaurant in Qatar offering a breathtaking views of Doha, a two level health club with a cantilevered swimming pool 80m above ground, fitness facilities with state-of- the-art equipment, as well as a private walkway access to Doha's largest shopping mall, Villaggio.

What was important about having Frette in your property?

Frette’s reputation for uncompromising quality and comfort perfectly fits on our hotel. We only choose the best for our guests to make sure that they will experience luxury and comfort while they are staying in the hotel.

We noticed over the past 5 years using Frette, our hotel guests keep on asking about the linen we used after they experience the comfortability and quality of it. It leads them to request and order the same products we are using.

How does the Frette product add to the design of the hotel?

The elegance of its designs compliments on our modern and sophisticated rooms. The blend of pure white sheets covered with stripes bring a touch of elegance and a modern look. The style is important, but it needs to blend harmoniously with the comfort and feeling of welcome. Frette products has it all.

Escape into Frette is the new brand campaign of Frette, which is your personal idea of escapism?

Frette provides comfort even you are far away from home.

What are your three most important elements when designing a bedroom/room?

It must be thoughtful, personalized and have a feeling of being restful.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?

The smoothness and softness of Frette’s linen will truly keep [you] warm and comfortable.

In three words, can you describe your idea of “Winter Comfort”?

Comfort, Warm, Special.

If you only have 72 hours in Doha what would you recommend doing or seeing?

Check into the Torch Doha and explore its state-of- the-art facilities and dine in its award-winning restaurants. While staying in the hotel you can enjoy shopping in Doha’s largest Mall, Villagio, with an access through an air-conditioned walkway from the hotel. You can also walk around the Aspire Zone which is a perfect location to combine sports and leisure. Bond with your family and enjoy a picnic in Aspire Park. Explore the authentic and perfectly architectured Souq Waqif where tourists can shop and barter for silks, carpets, spices, antiques, gold, and authentic Arabian perfumes and musical instruments. Stroll along the bustling Corniche on the waterfront and discover the world’s finest Arabic art collections in the museum of Islamic Art. Experience a memorable desert dune-bashing safari to Khor Al Adaid, the unique island sea surrounded by a landscape of sand dunes.