The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., and Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) have unveiled the Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha at The St. Regis Doha, with opening performances by the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, featuring members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
The debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha marks the first in a series of jazz clubs that St. Regis and JALC aim to create together as part of a unique partnership announced last year. The opening of Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha coincides with the opening of The St. Regis Doha earlier this year.
The Wynton Marsalis Quintet will be the first of artists scheduled to perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha. The programming will be led by Wynton Marsalis, managing and artistic director of JALC. Featuring live performances six nights a week with a menu inspired by the musical genre, Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha offers views of the Arabian Gulf in an intimate setting. The 4,500 square foot jazz club, with acoustics and sound system designed by SIA Acoustics, will seat up to 100 guests.
The opening of The St. Regis Doha marks the brand's first hotel in Qatar, located within Doha's newest waterfront destination at Al Gassar Resort between the city's cultural heritage sites and its emerging commercial hub. The hotel's architecture is said to showcase a contemporary design fused with traditional Arabic touches, with two 14-story beachfront towers offering 336 guest rooms, including 70 suites and two presidential suites.
The St. Regis Doha features 10 restaurants and lounges, including Opal by Gordon Ramsay, as well as Hakkasan, which brings authentic yet contemporary Cantonese cuisine to Doha . The hotel features 16,000 square meters of luxury leisure facilities including an Olympic size swimming pool, a private beachfront, 10 luxury pool-side cabanas, the first Remède Spa in the Middle East, a fitness center and extensive meeting space.
The opening of The St. Regis Doha marks the second of three St. Regis hotels slated to debut within a year in the Middle East , including the recently opened St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort , Abu Dhabi , as well as The St. Regis Abu Dhabi which will open in December of this year on the Corniche. St. Regis will continue to expand its portfolio with the debut of The St. Regis Mauritius Resort in September.