Marriott International's The Luxury Collection just announced the opening of the brand's first property in Doha, Qatar. Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Doha, is marketed as an urban oasis perfect for discerning guests who want to celebrate a verdant retreat in the heart of the desert, complete with top-notch Qatari hospitality. In case you were wondering, the property is strategically located just 15 minutes from Doha's city center and 25 minutes from Hamad International Airport.

Al Messila promises to offer guests a regal experience set in a historical oasis. The resort's posh palatial design is proof of that. There are a total of 152 guest rooms and suites, including 30 premium villas. Each luxurious villa comes with its own pool, garden as well as personal butler service.

The property is also perfect for families vacationing together. Al Messila hosts the state-of-the-art Little Explorers' Club - the very first ‘edu-tainment' facility of its kind in Doha. This facility is designed to keep the little ones engaged while letting them have hours of sheer fun. The highlights of this interesting facility dedicated to children include a shaded outdoor pool with hot-dip trampolines; an outdoor playground with interactive water fountains; a cinema; a gym with kids-friendly equipment; and an educational play area.

That's not all. At its core, Al Messila pays strong attention to helping its guests embark on their epic epicurean and wellness journeys. For starters, Al Messila is home to an extensive female-only wellness facility boasting 26 treatment rooms and advanced hydro-thermal facilities. The resort hosts the region's biggest wellness retreat of its kind, including three therapy pools and four hydro wellness ‘Worlds' – Oriental, Mystic, Mineral and Floral. Guests who are looking forward to unwinding and rejuvenating their body, mind and soul will be happy to know that each hydro wellness ‘World' is specially equipped with cocoon beds, oxygen rooms, salt rooms, floatation tanks, Hammams, Kneipp walks and more.

Al Messila is also home to eight outstanding dining establishments that are overseen by Michelin Star Chef Pino Lavarra. The different dining options available on-site offer diners an unmatched international epicurean experience. For example, those who are are craving a Nordic gourmet experience can head to Snøull while those who are looking to enjoy a refined Northern Italian menu can pop by Veritas. For something more contemporary, Caravanserai offers comfort food boasting a mix of flavors from Maghreb and Europe.

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