Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay

A sophisticated slice of NYC in Qatar

Combining old-school luxury with Middle Eastern glamour, Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay gives you the best of both worlds.

A giant Tiffany & Co. clock and blue mohair sofa in the lobby set the Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay’s influences and luxurious intentions early. With its art deco-influenced interior and exterior design cues, the 44-story Doha city hotel is a homage to its Fifth Avenue New York City sister property, the original Waldorf Astoria.

While it feels very “New York,” the 2024-opened hotel also has some modern touches and Doha flair, like the aforementioned clock, which was inspired by Qatar’s iconic falcons. The 283 rooms and 50 apartments are simultaneously imbued with 1930s stylings (bespoke curved furniture and polished black finishes) and the latest technology.

The seven restaurants, lounges and bars bring the well-known and the very new to Doha. These include a yet-to-open outpost of Italian-Argentine maestro Mauro Colagreco’s empire and the smart but relaxed Cortland Bar.

For those wanting to take the edge off a long day, a four-floor spa and fitness facilities, with an indoor pool and a Bikram yoga studio, could be better described as a private wellness sanctuary.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The light-filled rooms are spacious and well-designed with multiple power and USB charging options. All have either city or views of Doha’s stunning bay.
  • Swim in style in the spectacular 26-meter black and green marble-tiled pool, which takes up the entire 42nd floor and has views across the city.
  • The spa complex encompasses a salt inhalation room, hydrotherapy pools, a sensory rain walk and relaxation zones.
  • Guests are assigned their own personal concierge throughout their stay who will take care of all the finer details.
  • The luxury hotel has a prime position in Doha’s business hotspot, West Bay, and you are within short (wintertime) walk or a drive to restaurants, shopping and even beach clubs.

The Rooms

  • The design of the rooms is sleek and stylish. The same soft eggshell blue that’s reflected across the Doha hotel is pronounced in the individual units, too. There’s plentiful seating, even in the entry-level rooms.
  • Bathrooms all feature bathtubs, walk-in showers and his-and-hers vanities that are finished in marble.
  • The 925-square-foot King One-Bedroom Suite is spacious and practical for small families, with a separate living area, two TVs, walk-in closets and a pull-out sofa.
  • The Ambassador Suite is nearly 1,800 square feet of elegance in the form of a dining room, a butler’s pantry and access to the West Bay Club.
  • One-, two - and three-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens are also on offer, with the largest able to sleep up to eight people.

The Restaurants

  • Pink-hued and plenty Instagrammable, Ledoux offers some of the most intricate pastries in Doha and serves a leisurely but decadent afternoon tea with a cake stand shaped like a handbag.
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and sweet treats are also served at Peacock Alley, where you can also tuck into breakfast and other light bites throughout the day.
  • The Cortland Bar sits in the heart of the West Bay hotel and is modeled after New York speakeasies of yesteryear. Creative cocktails are served by their enthusiastic staff and the bar snacks are a cut above, including a moreish chicken katsu sandwich.
  • All-day dining venue Tribeca Market takes its inspiration from New York street food. Standout dishes include the slow-cooked beef brisket, flamed salmon nigiri and a New York cheesecake.
  • On the same floor, Al Fayrouz Terrace offers an outdoor space with a Middle Eastern/Levantine-inspired menu and shisha. Graze on a selection of mezze before finishing with the orange-blossom-scented Umm Ali (an Egyptian bread pudding).

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Getting There
Al Shaghiya Street, West Bay, Al Dafna, Doha, Qatar
DOH (20-45 min)  
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