Park Hyatt Doha Park Suite Review
The Park Hyatt Doha is a luxury hotel in the newly revitalized Msheireb downtown area. It opened in late 2019 just before COVID shut down Qatar for visitors. The country is open again so I booked a one night stay on a stop over after a flight in a Qsuite on Qatar Airways. As a Globalist on a Privé rate I was upgraded to a Park Suite.
The Park Hyatt Doha is located in the Msheireb downtown neighborhood just south of Souq Waqif, the old market in Doha. It is across the bay from the sky scrapers of the flashy side of Doha. But for tourists it is a good location.
The Souq and Corniche (waterfront walk) are easily walkable from the hotel, as is the Museum of Islamic Art. There is also the new Msheireb Museums (free admission) that are spread across four houses that show the history of the region. These four galleries, which focus on different topics such as slavery and oil production in Qatar, are worth a visit and less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
From the airport, you can take the Red Metro line direct to the Msheireb station where three lines converge. A one day pass (good for a calendar day, not 24 hours) for the metro is 6 QAR (or about $1.65). At this time they do not sell single ride tickets. From the station, take the Downtown East exit (exit #5) and the entrance to the Park Hyatt is a short block from there.
There is also a streetcar that goes directly by the hotel.
You could also take an Uber for about 22 QAR from the airport to the property.
As you arrive at the Park Hyatt Doha, you must first go through a security screening on the ground floor. An elevator takes you up to the Lobby floor for check in.
I received an email the day before my stay and I confirmed my arrival time. I was greeted at the front desk by name and had been upgraded to a Park Suite as a Globalist booking with Privé. It was explained that breakfast was included and in the Opus restaurant. I also had a $100 USD credit through the Privé booking. My total room rate was $212.91 USD for a night in June.
I was assigned Room 1502 on the 15th floor (out of 20 total floors). I like the minimalist style of Park Hyatts but others might not be impressed by the decor of the common space.
The door is hidden in the wood grain of the wall.
Once inside the room, there is a powder room on the right and living room/dining room straight ahead.
Next to the dining table is a credenza with mini fridge and coffee set up. Some fruit and treats were left for me as well as multiple bottles of water.
There were fresh flowers in the living room, bedroom and bathroom.
The bedroom can be separated from the living room with a pocket door. The king bed faces a TV and makeup mirror on a desk.
Windows with views of Qatar are on two sides of the room. Automated window shades and blackout curtains are controlled by a panel next to the bed.
Just off the entry is the powder room with just a toilet and unique sink.
The main bathroom is off the bedroom and is quite large.
A freestanding tub sits under a TV and windows.
The dual sinks sit under a large lit mirror.
The room on the left is the shower and on the right is the toilet with bidet.
The bath products are Le Labo Santal 33 which I prefer to the Le Labo Bergamote 22 which you get at most Park Hyatt properties.
On the vanity was a box with additional amenities like a shave kit, mouth wash, and toothbrush.
Pool & Spa
The spa and pool are located down a hallway on the 4th floor. There is a set of elevators that take you to the pool (6th floor), men’s spa and gym (5th floor), or you you can visit the women’s spa and gym (4th floor).
I believe even the gym is gender segregated; I’m guessing a Muslim custom. I only saw the men’s gym but it is large with ample equipment. The spa area has locker rooms and sauna.
The pool is quite disappointing for a high end property. A small lap pool with fake grass and some lounge chairs.
The Globalist breakfast is served in Opus on the same floor as the lobby. It is a buffet with egg dishes made to order. The quality was good but I prefer ordering off a menu especially after the pandemic.
There is a Japanese restaurant on the top floor that I didn’t try. Instead I used my hotel credit to order room service. It was expensive as was expected but great quality and large portions.
I set realistic expectations after reading some reviews of the property. I found it met an exceeded my expectations; I really enjoyed my one night stay. I felt recognized for my status and the Suite upgrade was fantastic. I liked the location of the property though some might prefer to be on the other side of the bay or at The Pearl. It was easy to get to from the airport and lots to see within walking distance. I strongly recommend booking it if you are on a long layover with Qatar; using the Privé rate you get $100 credit even on a one night stay.