How to Best Spend a 24-hour Layover with Mondrian Doha

How to Best Spend a 24-hour Layover with Mondrian Doha

Qatar has become a destination for international travelers, with more than 35 million people annually connecting to all corners of the world through Qatar’s award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA). With 80% of the world’s population within a 6-hour flight from HIA, and thanks to Qatar’s National Tourism Council’s implementation of visa-free entry for citizens in more than 80 countries, travelers connecting through HIA now get the opportunity to not only explore Qatar’s beautiful sites, but also experience cultural activities and the nation’s exceptional hospitality offering. All of which can be achieved in less than 24 hours.

Doha is the perfect city offering a multitude of local experiences, luxury hotels and unbeatable views. After landing at HIA, the best airport in the Middle East, you will immediately notice the richness of the Qatari heritage flowing through the streets, the wonderful culture the country boasts and the beautiful artistry which tell thousands of stories about the nation’s history.

Without a doubt, Mondrian Doha should be your hotel of choice when visiting Qatar, as it is a wonderland where anything can happen. The state-of-the-art hotel is strategically located in West Bay Lagoon. On your way to the hotel, you will drive through the heart of the city, passing by several iconic sites such as Jean Novel’s masterpiece, The National Museum of Qatar, Qatar’s famous Souq Waqif and the stunning Corniche.

Mondrian Doha is the ideal destination to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city, experience an exceptional culinary offering and immerse yourself in holistic wellness journey.

Explore Qatar’s past, present and future at The National Museum of Qatar

Enjoy the immersive and experiential National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) before making your way to Mondrian Doha from the Airport. Standing out amongst the Qatari Skyscraper, the NMoQ gives a voice to Qatar’s heritage and brings its national history to life. Shaped like a desert rose, Jean Nouvel’s iconic masterpiece integrates innovative artwork, documentaries, rare and precious objects, as well as interactive learning materials.

Take a stroll in Qatar’s lively traditional market, Souq Waqif

A not to miss stop before your arrival to the hotel should be Souq Waqif, the standing market. It is especially charming, quiet and peaceful during the morning hours. It is a one of a kind bazaar where you can shop for fabrics, spices, jewelry, as well as traditional local souvenirs. Souq Waqif is where you can kick-start your journey to discovering Qatar.

Make your way to the enchanting Mondrian Doha

Located in the heart of West Bay Lagoon, Mondrian Doha is the perfect spot to take in and enjoy Qatar’s beautiful sea, that is set in front of the country’s incredibly designed skyscrapers. Once you arrive to the Wonderlands of Mondrian Doha, a culturally matched Falcon shaped building designed by the internationally acclaimed Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, and SWA Architecture, your experience will be truly holistic, sensual and memorable. The hotel is a multidimensional lifestyle destination with an array of offerings, ranging from top quality food and beverages, an exciting nightlife offering, to award-winning spas and relaxation treatments.

Mondrian Doha is a hotel that boasts elements of local Qatari culture. Being in Doha, you’ll want to be in a space where you’ll be able to feel integrated in its culture and admire its unique design at the same time. The hotel’s perfect location provides quick and easy access to The Pearl-Qatar, Lusail City, West Bay and Al-Dafna, all of which offer a variety of food and entertainment options. However, Mondrian Doha is known to be a lifestyle and entertainment destination of itself amongst locals and travelers, where you can enjoy your day and experience a multitude of offerings without having to leave the hotel.

Enjoy authentic coffee in the Frozen Forest

Once you’ve settled in your room, make sure to visit the Frozen Forest. Situated in Mondrian Doha’s lobby, you can enjoy an authentic blend of coffee at EllaMia, a place that boasts a joyous, sophisticated and modern feel. EllaMia Coffee is a recently opened contemporary outlet, where guests can enjoy their everyday coffee ritual and create beautiful memories, while experiencing top quality hospitality.

Pamper yourself and relax at the Mondrian’s leisure amenities

After your long flight, and before your next one, you will want to relax and reenergize. The perfect place to unwind and indulge yourself is in the ESPA Spa at the P1 floor of Mondrian Doha.

The award winning ESPA Spa is a state-of-the-art therapy facility designed by the world-renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. It combines striking design, soothing comfort and art in one expansive zone. Treat yourself to an unparalleled spa experience that engages all your senses. The interior of the spa is designed to be multi-layered, which creates an exquisite sensory experience for the guest, that oozes calmness and peace.

Spreading across 2,000 square meters, the ESPA Spa at Mondrian Doha is the first ESPA in Qatar.  You can take advantage of the variety of amenities ESPA Spa offers, featuring separate spas for men and women, 11 treatment rooms, a spa within a spa, and marble Hamman areas.

ESPA is also popular for its signature treatments given by top world-class experts such as the Vitality Ritual, a 120 minute instantly enhancing facial, youth-reviving eye treatment and advanced massage synchronized to refine, tone and brighten skin. In addition to the Ultimate Hammam Journey, a 120 min Hammam experience to cleanse, smooth, hydrate and nourish the skin, clear and awaken the mind, and banish muscular stress and tension of long flights.

ESPA also includes a Café. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, with a wide selection of freshly squeezed juices. The Spa Café is the perfect way to relax, either before or after the Spa experience.

Experience a visual enchantment upon entering the swimming pool of Mondrian Doha. Located at the 26th floor, this indoor amenity shares the space with a fitness gym. The colorful dome shaped ceiling mesmerizes guests with its art designs.

Experience authentic Mediterranean cuisine with Walima

You can’t stay at Mondrian Doha and not get a taste of the Mediterranean. A specially curated menu combines the authentic Mediterranean cuisine with the Qatari culture, hospitality and service. It is in the perfect spot at the hotel, with a terrace that overlooks the beautiful sky-blue Arabian Gulf. Designed in a black and white setting, the terrace offers popular local entertainment with Shisha. The view is remarkable from both inside and outside, with hundreds of colorful glass lanterns hanging from the ceiling and view of the Qatari city from up above. Walima joins Qatari hospitality with a modern twist and allows tourists a unique opportunity to explore the unexplored culinary offerings and entertainment of Qatar.

Change your scenery and head to The Pearl- Qatar

Mondrian Doha is within reach to some of the top destinations for tourism in Qatar. The Pearl-Qatar is an integrated sustainable island situated along the coastline. It overlooks beautiful serene beaches and is the perfect place for a lovely afternoon walk along the marina. It is characterized by ten thematically and architecturally distinct areas, with a variety of entertainment facilities, cafes and plazas. The Pearl-Qatar is adorned with colorful buildings, retail shops, restaurants and landscaped gardens. It is the perfect place to admire the multiculturalism and diversity of Qatar.

Feed your cravings with Hudson Tavern Pub and Restaurant or Morimoto

Hudson Tavern Pub and Restaurant is described as Mondrian Doha’s urban escape. True to its claims, the restaurant is where rustic design meets modern cuisine. It’s where you can enjoy watching sports and eat good food. Hudson Tavern is a downtown New York inspired tavern covered in brick walls, wooden surfaces, vintage lighting and a stunning emerald green bar. It serves hand-crafted burgers and cold brew, as well as a variety of options to satisfy your taste buds. It is the perfect place to enjoy your evening and experience one of the delicacies the hotel offers.

If traditional American burgers aren’t your forte and would like a different dining experience, a Japanese dinner at Morimoto is the place to go. This culinary gem is the first restaurant by Chef Morimoto to open in the Middle East. With rose-studded columns, hidden mirror doors and 2 private interlinking rooms, the restaurant is given a sophisticated feel. Morimoto is the place to experience a luxurious dining experience either in the 16-seat sushi bar or the main dining lounge.

Smoke & Mirrors

Getting the most out of your time at Mondrian Doha means that you shouldn’t miss out on experiencing their world-class Smoke & Mirrors cigar lounge. It’s where one can immerse themselves in the Cuban culture and be fancied in the rustic leather vibes. Smoke & Mirrors offers the world’s finest selection of cigars and puts you in the right mood for the day.

Party at Black Orchid or RISE

If you’re looking for the best way to end your night and experience Qatar’s night life, then you’re in for a treat at Black Orchid. It’s Mondrian Doha’s exclusive night club, designed to be high-class and luxurious. The perfect place for you to dance the night away. The stellar interior of the club is perfect for many Instagram-worthy shots. In Black Orchid, you will feel as if you’re in another world and as though you’re in one of the most famous nightclubs found in either New York or London. The club continuously hosts international DJ’s and performers from various genres.

The beauty of Mondrian is that it offers a variety of options for any experience you’re looking for.  So, if you’re looking for something extra sensational and less bold, then RISE is the place to go. Located on the 27th floor with a hand-painted glass dome roof, crystal chandeliers and a pool area, partying has never been more spectacular. RISE overlooks spectacular views of the city while bringing a piece of LA to Qatar.

Rest in your Artistic Suite

After a long day of exploring, eating and partying, you’ll most definitely want to lay in the most comfortable bed and relax before the second half of your trip. Mondrian Doha’s rooms beautifully reflect local patterns in their design, and feature king-sized beds with custom designed furniture, bedroom wall murals and chandeliers. With views of the city lights and the sky-blue Arabian Gulf, the space is designed to provide you with utmost comfort and relaxation. We guarantee, you will not want to leave the bed or the room because of how wonderful it truly is.

Indulge all-day in amazing food from CUT by Wolfgang Puck

For the final few hours of your stay at Mondrian Doha, you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet at the world-renowned MasterChef’s restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck. It is an award-winning steakhouse that offers a sophisticated contemporary menu and has proven to raise the gastronomy bar in Doha. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is known for its famous brunch. CUT never ceases to deliver innovation at every level through its unique culinary, service and design combination.

Located right next to a very intriguing black floating spiral staircase, CUT’s views have become one of the most photographed indoor properties in Doha. The mouthwatering fresh pastries, orange juice and customized omelets will surely fuel you for the rest of the day, keep you energized for your flight, as well as the duration of your trip.

After fueling your body with the wonders of the hotel, upon check-out you will receive a departure gift from the Mondrian Doha team as a token of appreciation, a box of chocolate delicacies to keep your sweet tooth satisfied on your upcoming journey.