The latest addition to Doha’s fast-changing skyline is sure to raise a few eyebrows. In the heart of futuristic City Centre, the 291 rooms at the W Doha exude a cheeky ’60’s ski-lodge feel with shimmery curtains, moody lighting and exceptionally comfy beds. Party goers may like to splurge on the 290-square-meter Extreme Wow Suite, furnished with a full sized model horse lamp, snooker table, several gold fish aquariums, Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and whooping US$10,000 a night price tag. Even if you can’t work out the lighting configuration in your room, with staff from 52 different nations, at least you won’t be lost in translation. The soaring white atrium leads to a French bistro by La Maison du Caviar, two Jean Georges Vongerichten restaurants and a Teuscher chocolate shop. Indulge and then kick back on a cabana beside the multi-tiered lap pool with underwater music and fiber-optic lighting, or in the Bliss Spa- quadruple thigh-pass massage anyone?
West Bay, Doha, Qatar: +974 4535353; www.starwoodhotels.com; double rooms from $245