The Al Rayyan Hotel Doha from Curio – A Collection by Hilton launched in Qatar last month. It’s the first Curio hotel in the Middle East and it has 201 rooms and suites, five restaurants, three outdoor swimming pools, wellness areas, meeting rooms and a grand ballroom. But the best thing about this five-star boutique hotel is that it’s connected to the Mall of Qatar, the newly launched shopping mall that’s Qatar’s largest, so you can shop at the mall’s many entertainment, beauty, fashion, homeware, and department stores including Novo Cinema, Xtremeland and the Cheesecake Factory, and then drop into the hotel’s vibrant rooms for a good night’s sleep.
During your mall trawl do stop by MQQ Live – the world’s first 360-degree revolving stage in a mall – for some live entertainment. It’s located in the Oasis, a landscaped, glass-domed area in the mall kitted out with water features and gardens, and which hosts dance and music acts all year long. Deluxe king rooms from Dh850. Call 00974 4489 9000 or visit mallofqatar.com