We tried it, we loved it and we want to go back. The Ritz-Carlton Doha Hotel has it all covered for a great retreat and for those who want to linger, longer…
We are still recovering from the fabulous day we had with Irina, The Ritz-Carlton’s specialist whom we trusted with our troubled areas, stress, backache and other knots – which she happily fixed for us. For those who have never been to The Ritz-Carlton and enjoyed their amazing facilities, you’re missing out on something quite big. But no fear, we are here to tell it all.
What’s It All About
The spa takes pride in their fusion of traditional Arabic principles, Asian traditions and the best European techniques and technology, offering the best for a journey of relaxation. A spa that not only entices you into a journey of wellness, but also, helps to restore and renew your true self. The spa is open daily from 5.30am until 11pm giving you plenty of time to indulge, with treatments available from 9am up until 9pm – for those who would appreciate a spa moment after work.
It was not your typical oily, or sticky massage that leaves you slimy, gooey and tripping
up all over town. If you’re looking for a massage that will moisturise, revitalise and
relax your inner self from a stressful week, then this is the perfect spa treatment you
need to book. The Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage is a spectacular and tension-free
60min (QR480) haven relieving tension through a combination of personalised techniques, such as: pressure point, Swedish and deep tissue. It improves sore spots and helps with blood circulation, which erases stress and other troubled areas. And yet, if 60min is too short, take on a 90min journey massage for those who have more trouble areas (QR 600), and for those with a hectic schedule, the 30min treatment might be your take (QR 280).
After finishing a well-deserved treatment (which we wished was longer!) we explored the hotel grounds – their facilities are fabulous for recharging your batteries and getting into shape. The prominent hotel has a fitness center offering cardiovascular and strength training, which includes a number of interesting classes – Zumba is definitely on our list! There’s also a sauna and steam room to sweat out all your toxins and feel heaps lighter. But that’s not all! There are fitness classes to get your energy levels up: body pump, Pilates, tennis lessons and personal training.
Take Your Pick…
If body massages just don’t do much for you, facial treatments are also available for radiance and glow. Sanctuary Facial, a 75min treatment, is one of the hotel’s best (QR 580) because it’s all about oxygenating. A true ‘cocktail’ mix of minerals, seaweed and a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, it actively infuses oxygen to the skin, leaving it smooth and gentle. Also, try the spa’s Sensory Foot Massage – a 30min relief for happy feet (QR 300). A ritual of authentic and traditional foot massages (considered to be ancient’s art for healing) the treatment sees pressure applied to the reflexology points on the tired feet to reduce tension and fatigue.
The Ritz-Carlton Doha Hotel, West bay Lagoon. Book your appointment now and call 4484 8000