Al Messila Resort & Spa, the first luxury collection resort in Qatar, is “a pioneer in combining a world-class wellness retreat, acclaimed dining, the innovative Little Explorers’ Club and upscale accommodation”.
“The resort, set amid an indigenous botanical oasis of Doha, offers matchless lifestyle, wellness and epicurean excellence in a gated, ‘private palace’-style setting, where an authentic welcome is complemented with the distinctive warmth of Qatari culture,” a press statement notes.
Located just 25 minutes away from Hamad International Airport, this modern resort has been designed to preserve the area’s natural heritage.
Al Messila means “where water flows”, and this name pays tribute to history of the property, which was an oasis.
The hotel is home to native flora such as Lawz-Hindi, Acacia, Sidra and Mimosa trees, alongside an abundance of exotic fauna.
Al Messila has appointed Patrizia Hofer as the general manager, an Italian native with almost 20 years’ international experience.
“I’m proud to be working for the world’s best luxury brand and I intend to build a work environment that creates authentic moments for our guests, guiding them on transformative journeys that touch their spirits and enrich their lives,” said Hofer.
Al Messila presents a selection 122 rooms and suites.
For those seeking privacy, the resort offers 30 exclusive private villas with upscale amenities and unique features.
The Little Explorers’ Club is housed in its own bright and airy pavilion on the resort grounds, within easy reach of a wide variety of fun activities and facilities.
The club incorporates a kids’ gym, cinema, indoor rock climbing and an interactive playroom, while a separate area offers a shaded pool activities and interactive children.
The venue also offers a carefully curated kids’ menu.
Al Messila has 6,325sqm of function space, including outdoor event spaces, with a state-of-the-art ballroom, “enhanced by exquisite bright-coloured side-walls, dazzling chandeliers, ultramodern technology and a bridal suite”.
“Indulge in the indigenous beauty of Qatar’s natural habitat along with some delectable cuisine curated especially for you. Celebrate in one of our lush botanical gardens: Sidra Garden, Acacia Garden, Mimosa Garden or Eve Garden with over 5,413sqm of total outdoor space,” the statement notes.
Al Messila’s Sales & Marketing director Wessam Hadraj, who has almost 17 years of experience, said: “I want to strategically position our resort as the best of its kind while communicating and delivering distinct experiences that will touch each target segment to provide an unparalleled guest experience.”
Al Messila Resort & Spa also presents the first ladies-only wellness retreat in the region.
It combines a multi-layered holistic concept with a comprehensive menu of in-depth, integrated therapies and natural treatments.
The resort offers the “most uniquely outstanding and comprehensive hydro-thermal facilities in Qatar” consisting of three therapy pools and four hydro wellness areas called the Worlds (Oriental, Mystic, Mineral, Floral).
The dining network at Al Messila is where people get together to explore a journey full of flavours and experiences.
It includes Al’Amma — an “ideal place to enjoy the best infused tea and indigenous coffee, featuring a one-of-a-kind afternoon tea experience”; Deli Kitchen — a “unique culinary concept where you can eat, shop and learn”, curated by Michelin-starred chef, Pino Lavarra; Snoull — Michelin-starred chef Theis Brydegaard presents the “freshest Nordic creations with ingredients in their purest and richest form”; Veritas — where one can “discover the elegant craftsmanship” of Michelin-starred Chef Stefano Ciotti who brings a unique twist to Northern Italian classics; and Waha — where one can “indulge in a unique poolside dining experience where refined gourmet cuisine meets casual dining”.
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