luxe - Al Najada Boutique Hotel, Doha
Written by Abigail Mathias
Al Najada Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of Doha and has already made its mark in the Middle East with its timeless appeal. Crafted from three adjoining Qatari properties, it offers seclusion in the heart of the souk.
Located in the culturally rich surroundings of Souq Waqif, Al Najada belongs to the exclusive set of six 5-star boutique hotels collectively known as the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels.
The boutique hotel concept is new to the region and has received a lot of positive feedback. Al Najada goes that extra mile, offering personal tours for its guests. The hotel’s ideal location treats guests to a range of tailor-made city exploration tours. The hotel is just 15 minutes from Doha International Airport and within a 10-minute radius of the Modern Art Gallery, Doha Corniche, Corniche Garden, Museum of Islamic Art, and the Qatar National Museum. What’s more, a personal shopper can be arranged for guests as well.
Rooms and suites are, like the exterior, elegant and understated – a fusion of old Arabic house style with warm, contemporary touches. Polished wooden lattice-work blinds, smooth stone walls, deep free-standing sculpted baths, all offset with rich red highlights and soft furnishings.
The property has three excellent dining options. The Courtyard is an informal hip and funky café serving a relaxed breakfast and light al fresco meals, as well as offering a fresh, alternative all-day dining menu featuring an innovative à la carte selection of fusion cuisine, surrounded by palm trees, water features, and contemporary Qatari art. The Dining Room is a fine dining à la carte restaurant with a seven-course dégustation menu.
Al Najada Boutique Hotel, Doha
Al Najada is a reincarnation of a building originally completed in 1930, paying homage to the heritage of Qatar and the country’s local architecture, design, and reputation for extending warm Arab hospitality. Recreating the interior of traditional Arabian homes, the heart of Al Najada is an inner courtyard, which acts as an outdoor living room, with its architecture accentuated with water features. And now you can also get sumptuous treatments at Al Najada with Anantara spa.