Qatar—The St. Regis Hotel & Resorts has announced October 4th as the official opening date of Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, a luxurious jazz lounge in Qatar’s first-ever St. Regis hotel.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha is 4,500 square foot jazz club located inside St. Regis Doha. Designed by Wilson Associates, the jazz lounge presents spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. The design of the lounge is evocative of the golden age of jazz. It has a theatrical setting, but an intimate ambiance and can seat up to 100 guests at a time. The music hot spot will entertain guests with live music six nights a week, with Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), being in charge of programming.
“In the spirit of jazz ambassadors Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, and Dizzy Gillespie we continue the legacy of bridging cultures around the world through Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, the first Lincoln Center branded venue outside of New York City,” Marsalis said in a press release. “Opening this club enables us to extend the joys of jazz to a broader audience. (…) Thanks to our unique partnership with St. Regis, Jazz at Lincoln Center is bringing a continuous lineup of world-class jazz artists and educators to the people of Qatar and to the guests of St. Regis Doha,” he continued.
The partnership between JALC and St. Regis aims to create a series of jazz clubs around the world. “Jazz is the soundtrack of St. Regis, as appealing to today’s global luxury travelers, as it was to New York’s high society who frequented the rooftop ballroom at the landmark hotel in the 1930s to listen to Count Basie, Buddy Rich and other Jazz Age greats,” said in news release Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. The choice to open the first jazz lounge in Qatar strengthens the country’s image as an emerging cultural, commercial and leisure hot spot of the Middle East.
Inaugurated just a few short months ago, St. Regis Doha, the first St. Regis to open in Qatar, is located in Al Gassar Resort, Doha’s newest waterfront destination. Nestled between Doha’s cultural heritage sites and the up-and-coming commercial hub, Al Gassar is a highly desirable location. The 336-key St. Regis Doha features two 14-story towers and a beachfront location. The hotel was created in a modern design and is dotted with traditional Middle-Eastern architectural elements. Of the 336 rooms, 70 are suits and two are presidential suits, and all are of luxuriously furnished and serviced.
The property features over 172,000 square feet of luxury leisure facilities, such as an Olympic size swimming pool, the first Remède Spa in the Middle East, a private beachfront, 10 luxury pool-side cabanas, a fitness center and extensive meeting space. There are 10 restaurants and lounges, among them Hakkasan with its contemporary Cantonese cuisine and Opal by Gordon Ramsay.
St. Regis Doha of St Regis Hotel & Resorts is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.