Fresh off of a March 2020 redesign that included an updated look for its guest rooms, lobby and restaurants, Four Seasons Hotel Doha recently debuted two new lavish suites.
Renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon — who created the stylish interiors of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris — did last year’s renovation of the Four Seasons Doha. When he tackled the new Presidential and Royal suites, he brought in the same influences: Doha’s sky, sea and sand. The light, bright spaces are bathed in white, blues and beige, and both have fantastic vistas of the sparkling Arabian Gulf.
“We were inspired by Doha and its relationship with the outdoors,” Rochon says. “We researched the local culture and the artistic elements that might tie into the story of the hotel. I wanted to bring a new dimension of modernity to the property and enhance the guest experience with uplifting design elements and spaces.”
The grandest the two is the top-floor Royal Suite. Stretching over two levels, the 2,799-square-foot penthouse feels like its own spacious abode. The double-height living room is airy and expansive, and a formal dining room accommodates 14. A dedicated elevator provides privacy. And if you need some fresh air, three balconies and three terraces get you closer to the water and city outside.
The 2,241-square-foot Presidential Suite wraps around two sides of the 17-story tower. Get glimpses of the water through floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and the 10-seat dining room. Though, you may spend more time binging Netflix in the entertainment lounge, which comes with a 75-inch LED television.
The two Doha hotel suites have numerous common luxurious amenities. Both offer two bedrooms, each with a marble bathroom carrying Hermès amenities, as well as a guest powder room. Their living rooms feature a grand piano. They are equipped with an office, for those in town on business. And they have fully-decked-out kitchens, so there’s no need to go elsewhere for a meal — especially with a chef on call. And if you need anything else, a butler will be available to you around the clock.
“We’re thrilled to usher in the new year with the completion of these deluxe retreats,” says general manager Jeff Rednour. “Since our reopening last March, we’ve been blown away by the positive response extended by our guests and the community, which only fuels our commitment to offer an incomparable hospitality experience.”
The previous renovation included a redesigned marble lobby, a more open space with handmade and bespoke Italian furnishings, including a hand-blown glass chandelier.
The popular Seasons Tea Lounge also got a makeover. The atrium-like winter garden opens up into a terrace to bring the outdoors in. While the lounge was fashioned to look like a Parisian café, you’ll find subtle Middle Eastern touches, like a marbled floor inspired by Islamic mosaic tilework, Oriental sofas, silk cushions and cashmere patterned fabrics.
A new addition to the luxury hotel was The Study, an alfresco bar adjoining the Library and Cigar Lounge. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, it invites you to think and reflect amid the backdrop of palm trees and the sea with a Papa-approved whiskey and soda.