Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Seamlessly fusing the contemporary with the traditional, the Ritz-Carlton-managed Sharq Village & Spa sits on the coastline of Qatar’s capital, overlooking the Gulf Bay. This elegant marbled resort is fit for a sheikh with its maze of courtyards that line the private beach leading to the hotel grounds and a lobby where crystal-draped chandeliers hang from high, arched ceilings. At its centre, you’ll find a beautiful infinity pool, while its luxury spa is one of the finest in the capital. There are four villages that are home to 23 treatment rooms and the spa menu features over 250 holistic, traditional Arabian, Thai and Swedish therapies.
The cuisine on offer here is just as decadent as the setting. Casual yet refined, the all-day dining restaurant brings Levantine and Middle Eastern food to the forefront. Parisa is a unique venue in the capital which blends the traditional with the modern, presenting a menu filled with Persian delights to a backdrop of picturesque sea views. For sweeping views over the villas and pools, sit down to snacks at the Cyan Lounge.
The rich Qatari-style décor continues from the exteriors and indulgent public areas into each beautifully designed room. Antique furnishings are draped in fine linens and silky-soft fabrics, while marble bathrooms add to the luxurious yet comfortable feel. From Deluxe Resort Rooms to spacious King Suites, every private retreat has its own terrace or balcony where you can sit and enjoy a traditional tea as you look out across the resort, pool or sea.