Glance Through Heights – The Torch Doha – Qatar’s iconic landmark opens its doors to public

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The Torch proudly announces its entrance on the luxury hotels market, as the flagship project situated at the heart of Doha’s Sport City.

At 300m high and with 360° panoramic views across the whole of Doha, the hotel is haven for the discerning traveller, be they sports enthusiasts, business leaders or health and wellness seekers.

Located in the middle of Aspire Zone – Doha’s Sports City, The Torch is the premier venue for those who are searching for state-of-the-art sporting, leisure and rehabilitation facilities. The tower is the result of comprehensive architectural, engineering and technical design, formerly shaped to represent a colossal torch which for the duration of the 15th Asian Games in 2006 held its symbolic flame, the tallest and highest positioning of a games flame to date.

The beginning of 2012 marked the visit of world-class football teams Schalke ‘04 and Paris Saint Germain. Both teams took advantage of excellent conditions during their training camps in Doha, be it weather, training and hotel facilities. The Torch Doha hosted Doha GOALS Forum – Gathering of all Leaders in Sport – aimed at producing innovative initiatives informed by the values of Sport and its role for social and economic development. The second international Sports Security Conference ICSS will take place in March.

The unique structure of The Torch Doha includes 17 floor of five-star hotel accommodation featuring 167 rooms and suites; three signature restaurants, a breathtaking revolving restaurant at 240m above ground, four levels of health club with a cantilevered swimming pool 80m above ground, fitness facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, a business centre as well as a walkway access to Doha’s largest shopping mall Villaggio.

One of the few hotels in the world to take the lead in terms of latest in-room technology. The Torch Doha has introduced Interactive LED TVs and a Media Hub Phone System – including a wireless phone, landline and an innovative iPad in-room service menu. The intricate Arabic wall interiors featuring a unique in-room mood light system with 12 different colors adds on to the unique guest experience.

With a mission to provide an exquisite dining experience, The Torch Doha prides itself on the caliber of its cuisine. The talented chefs offer a sophisticated experience drawn from the very best of international flavors.

THREE SIXTY restaurant offers magnificent panoramic views of Doha. Located on the 47th floor of The Torch, THREE SIXTY is Doha’s only revolving restaurant and serves Mediterranean cuisine. Three themed set menus are available – Greek, Italian and Oriental. Sunset High Tea is served from 16.00 to 18.00 every day, with chef’s signature dishes available on the menu. THREE SIXTY is open for Lunch from 12.00 – 15.00 and Dinner from 19.00 – 22.30. Live piano music every day from 13.00 – 14.00 and from 19.00 – 23.00.

FLYING CARPET is an all-day dining restaurant which combines Continental, Arabic and Far Eastern cuisine with a modern approach. The restaurant showcases live cooking stations which creates a unique interaction between service, chefs and guests. Just like the legendary story, this restaurant is reminiscent that chefs were flown in from all over the world with their talent and secret recipes, creating a cosmopolitan buzz. Children menu available and daily chef’s special. Open for breakfast from 06.30 – 10.30; Lunch from 12.00 – 15.30 and Dinner 19.00 – 23.00. Live piano and violin music performed everyday.

A third signature restaurant located on the 50th floor will open soon.

Fashioned to the finest international standards, The Torch Doha awaits you to explore its finesse, introducing the world to a new era of Qatari hospitality.

Embodying the spirit of the 2006 Asian Games, The Torch Doha is a beacon of luxury and wellbeing offering a true 5-star experience. A not-to-be-missed attraction in the heart of the Aspire Zone, The Torch Doha is festively illuminated by vibrant LED lights which create an eye-catching visual effect, currently providing the possibility to broadcast videos.

The hotel is conveniently located near Khalifa Stadium, Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Aspire Park, Ladies Sports Hall and ASPETAR Qatar Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Hospital. During the 2022 World Cup The Torch Doha will be the main hub for sports teams and personalities. The Aspire Zone is the triumphant symbol of Qatar’s sporting heritage. Spread over a 250 hectare site, the city has been designed to attract local and international sport enthusiasts alike.

The main structural elements of The Torch Doha were completed within a record time of 21 months in terms of design and construction. The tower is the result of comprehensive architectural, engineering and technical design.

The dedicated effort and leading technical expertise of an international design and engineering team took place under the watchful eye of Doha Sports City Projects Director and his team. The design of the substructure, superstructure and building services have been pursued in parallel in order to fulfill its designated function for the 2006 Asian Games.