Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha Qatar
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha
Costa Malaz Bay, The Pearl – Doha
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Karim Tayach – Coming from a successful hotelier family, he has been in the luxury hotel industry for more than 27 years and started his journey as a Corporate Management Trainee at the Hyatt Regency Makkah in Saudi Arabia. He then climbed the career ladder from Food & Beverage roles within the Ritz Carlton Hotels in Dubai, Doha and Jakarta until he took it to the next level and became General Manager at the Ritz Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place in 2007 followed by an assignment as General Manager at the Ritz Carlton Bali in 2013. As the new Cluster General Manager of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha & Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise, driving the performance of The Pearl island landmark and West Bay’s tallest residence tower to further growth and success.
5-star luxury, Kempinski Hotels
Located on its own secluded island, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha is the first ultra-luxury hotel in one of Doha’s most sought-after locations. The architectural masterpiece showcases the finest European design blended with traditional Arabian elements, a true palace in every sense of the word. From the palatial corridors and public spaces, and the luxurious rooms and suites, to a selection of the finest restaurants and lounges, this hotel has become a benchmark for bespoke luxury in Doha.
MARSA MALAZ KEMPINSKI, THE PEARL – DOHA
History & Story
The longstanding links between Islamic and Venetian architecture provided the catalyst for the design concept that Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) applied to the Marsa Malaz Kempinski complex, eschewing a theme-based project in favor of an authentic sense of journeying that is specific to both place and time. Nestling adjacent to the Venetian inspired quarter of The Pearl, the resplendent Marsa Malaz occupies its very own island, hovering majestically on the banks of the Arabian Gulf.
Drawing upon the direct influence of the Ottoman traders on the city of Venice, Marsa Malaz Kempinski’s picturesque aggregation of domes evokes the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice and Hagia Sophia in ancient Constantinople (now Istanbul). The vast and airy reception lobby with its soaring central dome is reminiscent of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, whilst the staircase descending to the lower-ground floor is suggestive of the grand staircases of the fabulous Venetian palazzi – such as the one in the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale.
Over 3,000 different pieces of Arab and European artworks are on display in the rooms and halls of the Marsa Malaz Kempinski. More than 50 impressive chandeliers are reflected in the polished marble floors, notably, the Tree of Life hanging in the resort lobby is a magnificent creation of brass tree-branches adorned with 12 multi-colored hummingbirds.
The finest of all are the four signature Murano-glass chandeliers illuminating the grand staircase: boasting over 44,000 handmade elements crafted by world-famous Murano glass-blowers in Italy, each one is shaped like an oyster shell as a reminder of Qatar’s long heritage of pearl-diving. These resplendent cascades of light are among the resort’s most prized possessions.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• Located on its own secluded island on famous Pearl Qatar
• Architecture and art collection – more than 3,000 masterpieces of art are gathered in the hotel
• Selection of restaurants – 12 unique concepts allowing our guests to travel to all corners of the gastronomic world
• Personalized Butler Service, complimentary for all the rooms and suites, even prior to their arrival.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski is located at The Pearl-Qatar, the recognizable man-made island off the coast of Doha.
Key sites/activities in the area
The hotel is just a step away from numerous entertainment and dining options at Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale districts of The Pearl, and a 10-minute drive from the central business district of West Bay.
The new Hamad International Airport is 29km/30 mins away. Nearby landmarks include the Katara Cultural Village, a cultural hub showcasing art exhibitions as well as offering other cultural experiences for the residents in Qatar, the Doha Golf Club, a superior golf club in Qatar, and Lagoona Mall, the premium shopping experience in West Bay lagoon.
Designed by Doha-based Iraqi artist, the unique and bespoke bronze statue of a horse stands at a staggering 18 m and sits just outside Marsa Malaz Kempinski, welcoming guests and stopping them in their tracks as they enter the island. It originally arrived in 25 pieces, taking more than four weeks to install and weighing over 45 tonnes (99,208lbs). The intricate detail by the artist is phenomenal – one can see defined muscles, creating the impression that the horse is travelling
by the artist is phenomenal – one can see defined muscles, creating the impression that the horse is travelling. The Horse honours the tradition of Arabian horses and the importance the breed has played culturally not only in Qatar but in the wider region. The best way to truly appreciate The Horse is from the terrace at Sawa, the familyfriendly restaurant of Marsa Malaz Kempinski.
The Kempinski Playroom allows our younger guests to enjoy their leisure time. The Kempinski Playroom team are gentle, likeable and professional, and will always go out of their way to create a fun and entertaining experience for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old.
The little ones can participate in the organised arts & crafts activities and games, or just play with numerous toys provided in this secure, stimulating, lively and colourful environment.
• Number of suites: 73
The suites in Marsa Malaz Kempinski offer an expansive and opulent space, catering to leisure and business demands,
while offering the best in relaxation.
Deluxe suites & Grand Deluxe suites (120-150 m2, 59 units). The Deluxe and Grand Deluxe Suites have one King Bed with spacious balcony/terrace, Pearl or sea views. Featuring a separate living room and a bedroom, the Deluxe and Grand Deluxe Suites offer a tranquil ambience and faultless comfort
Marsa Malaz Suite (200 m2, 4 units). The Marsa Malaz Suite has a King Bed and ample outdoor space (balcony/terrace), with superb views over the crystal blue waters surrounding the island of Marsa Malaz and the towers of Porto Arabia.
Panoramic Suite (230 m2, 4 units). The Panoramic Suite comes with a King Bed along with spacious outdoor space (balcony/ terrace) overlooking the calm azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Premium Suite (185 m2, 2 units). The Premium Suites come with a King Bed and spacious outdoor space (balcony/terrace), with marvelous views over the pool area, the private beach and the calm waters surrounding The Pearl-Qatar.The Premium Suite features a grand living room space with separate dining and lounging areas and a generous bedroom, all with exquisite styling, luxurious natural finishing touches and the finest materials.
Presidential & Royal Suites (460 – 650 m2, 4 units). Stepping inside the lavish interiors of the Presidential and Royal Suites, guests can take pleasure in the handcrafted elements of the decor and the matching tones of the carefully selected fabrics. Pampering their senses and exuding a flair of sophistication, ultimate relaxation and unparalleled style, the Presidential and Royal Suites feature two grand master bedrooms complemented with an impressively designed living room with dining area. Each Suite has two King Beds and a breathtaking open-air terrace featuring a private pool and chic loungers
• Number of Luxury rooms: 208
• Deluxe rooms (Pearl, pool and sea views, 75m2)
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 281
The Deluxe Rooms are designed for unrivalled relaxation and comfort. The serene palette of warm colours in the fabrics and upholstery in each room creates a calming ambient environment. Each room is fitted with a King or a Twin Bed. Other features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a 55-inch LCD TV, a refrigerated private bar with espresso machine, and a lounge area with working desk. The highlight of the rooms is the spacious outdoor area (balcony/terrace) overlooking the azure waters surrounding the secluded island of Marsa Malaz.
Restaurants & Bars
• Sawa Dining Room (All-day dining, Half Board plan)
• Cafe Murano (European gourmet cafe)
• Bohemia (cigar lounge)
• El Faro (Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, Full board/ Halfboard plan)
• Al Sufra (Levantine cuisine, Full board/ Halfboard plan)
• Illusion (night club) ; Secret Garden (rooftop lounge)
• Amwage (beach restaurant & grill)
• Pearl Social by Jason Atherton (Mediterranean-inspired restaurant)
• Naw’lins Jazz House
• Nozomi (Japanese cuisine)
• Toro Toro (Latinamerican cuisine)
SPA BY CLARINS – Male and female wellness areas , 23 treatment rooms , Male and female wet relaxation areas with saunas and steam rooms , indoor plunge pool
Health Club (ladies and mixed)
7 outdoor temperature-regulated swimming pools
Corporate & Celebration Events
Covering over 2,700 sq m, the conference centre at Marsa Malaz Kempinski is the unrivalled venue in Doha for conferences, weddings, gala dinners and other events. The hotel offers an impressive range of meeting and conference facilities, including the Palazzo Ballroom, the Venezia Ballroom and six individual meeting rooms, with a dedicated entrance on the Lower Ground floor. The most spectacular venue is the 1,100 sq m Palazzo Ballroom, flanked by its private VIP suite, offering added levels of privacy. The faultless service and the European traditions of Kempinski ensure smooth, luxurious and technologically advanced meetings, events or social celebrations
Extra Notable Features
• Private beach
• Cooking classes
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Hotel : Qatar Luxury Beach Resort- 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards ; Middle East Luxury Family Hotel – 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards ; Qatar Luxury Wedding Destination – 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards ; Best Resort Hotel in the GCC – Food and Travel 2017 GCC Awards
Al Sufra restaurant : Best Mena Restaurant – Time Out Doha Awards 2018 ; Luxury Hotel Restaurant in MENA – 2017 World Luxury Travel Awards ; Best Middle Eastern Restaurant In Qatar – 2017 Qatar Food & Travel Arabia Awards ; Best Mena Restaurant – Time Out Doha Awards 2017 ; Best Middle Eastern – Food and Travel 2017 GCC Awards
Spa : Best Hamman Treatment – Ohlala Spa & Wellness Awards 2018 ; Best Hamman Treatment – Ohlala Spa & Wellness Awards 2017 Best Spa – Food and Travel 2017 GCC Awards
El Faro restaurant : Best Spanish Restaurant in Doha – Fact Dining Awards Doha 2017
Cafe Murano : Best Café – Fact Dining Awards Doha 2019 ; Highly Commended Café – Time Out Doha Awards 2018 ; Highly recommended Afternoon Tea – Time Out Doha Awards 2018 ; Highly recommended Café – Time Out Doha Awards 2017 ; Best Café in Doha – Fact Dining Awards Doha 2017 ; Best Afternoon Tea – Food and Travel 2017 GCC Awards
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