15 Nov 2019

Doors to enchanting Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa open

The Luxury Collection has finally made its grand debut in Qatar’s glorious capital city with the stunning Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.

Situated in the perfect location for business and leisure travellers alike, the hospitality jewel is a mere 25 minutes from Hamad International Airport and 15 minutes from Doha’s city centre, West Bay. 

An enchanting private palace setting in the heart of the desert, Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is sure to have discerning travellers flocking from all four corners of the globe to a destination where attentive service infused with age-old Qatari hospitality is at the core of its ethos. A cherished reflection of the local spirit, the illustrious retreat is anchored by holistic wellness and epicurean journeys for each guest to embark on during their stay. 

“Doha today is a world-class city with a burgeoning arts and culinary scene, rooted in tradition and a rich heritage,” Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection opined. “We are delighted to welcome Al Messila Resort & Spa to The Luxury Collection’s ensemble of hotels. True to our brand’s mission and informed by Qatar’s foresight and commitment to sustainability, Al Messila offers global explorers a palatial retreat in a lush haven, guiding our guests on transformative journeys that touch their spirits and enrich their lives.”

With an expansive botanical backdrop in Doha’s historic ‘oasis’ district, Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is both visually dramatic and equally inspiring. Sculpted marble sits alongside mashrabiya, detailing original Arabic patterning with the contrast producing a warm and welcoming ambience, perfectly infusing modern design with Qatari accents.

The resort is home to 152 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, including 30 premium villas, each with their own pool, garden and personal butler service. Landscaped with native Mimosa and Acacia trees, alongside an abundance of vibrant flora and fauna, the property is the ultimate oasis escape within a dynamic city.

With eight unrivalled dining venues expertly overseen by Michelin Star Chef Pino Lavarra, Al Messila Resort & Spa offers an international epicurean experience. ‘Snøull’ offers diners a Nordic gourmet experience inspired by friluftsliv, the Scandinavian philosophy of ‘reconnecting with nature.’ Dishes are crafted using naturally nourishing, raw and biodynamic produce. 

Meanwhile, ‘Veritas’ offers a refined Northern Italian menu inspired by seasonal ingredients. ‘Caravanserai’ serves hearty, comforting dishes that reinterpret the flavours of the Maghreb and Europe for a contemporary audience, while those seeking a spirited, convivial atmosphere can thrive in the down-to-earth Greek outlet, ‘Siga-Siga’, with its healthy menu of authentic mezze and fresh seafood. This is complemented by a signature Deli Kitchen, where guests can shop, learn and enjoy under the same roof.

And for wellness enthusiasts, the resort’s comprehensive, female-only Al Messila Wellness facility is ready to welcome guests to its 26 treatment rooms and advanced hydro-thermal facilities. Al Messila hosts the region’s largest wellness retreat of its kind, including three therapy pools and four hydro wellness ‘worlds’ – ‘Oriental’, ‘Mystic’, ‘Mineral’ and ‘Floral’ – equipped with flotation tanks, cocoon beds, oxygen rooms, Kneipp walks, Hammams, salt rooms and an elite range of exclusive treatment products and protocols.

Suitable for families, Al Messila also houses the innovative Little Explorers’ Club – the first ‘edutainment’ facility of its kind in Doha. This includes a gym with kids-fit equipment, a cinema, an educational play area, an outdoor playground with interactive water fountains and a shaded outdoor pool with hot-dip trampolines.