luxe - The TORCH-Doha, Qatar

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It’s rare that a national architectural (and sporting) icon can be turned into a luxury hotel, but The TORCH-Doha hotel in Qatar has made that crossover with flair.


One of Qatar’s most recognisable structures, what is now a hotel was once literally a torch – or the Asian Games 2006 torch to be precise. That sporting link is the centrepiece of 250 hectares of world-class sporting facilities known as the Aspire Zone.

Standing 300m tall (50 storeys) and boasting 360˚ views of the sprawling cityscape, the interior is understated glamour – neutral and earthy colours such as white, beige, and brown, with bursts of vibrant reds or regal purples. Details offer a sense of Qatari culture coupled with the forward-looking modernity.

The rooms are a gadget-lover’s dream – with 12 ‘moods’ of LED lighting, a ‘smart pad’ room-service menu, and a media hub. The hotel is aiming to attract the plethora of sporting teams expected to pass through in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.

With three dining outlets, including a revolving restaurant (which does one rotation an hour), The TORCH-Doha also has a covered walkway to the shopper’s paradise, Villaggio Mall.



The TORCH-Doha
Aspire Zone
Doha, Qatar
Tel +974 4446 5600
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