Posted on November 20, 2016

W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar’s leading luxury lifestyle hotel, was named Favorite Hotel for Business Travel and Favorite Tech-savvy Hotel at the recently concluded Conde Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards. It is the only property to receive two major accolades at this event considered as GCC’s premier travel industry awards voted by the readers’ magazine.

W Doha has maintained the title of Favorite Hotel for Business Travel in 2013, 2015 and 2016. In 2014, its award-winning restaurant, Market by Jean-Georges, won the Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year. A new category has been introduced this year called Favorite Tech-savvy hotel and W Doha is its first ever recipient.

“At W Doha, we listen to what the clients need and in most cases these days whether for leisure or business, it’s staying connected to the world. We capitalize on existing tools and upcoming trends, then mix it with the W creativity, and we have the formula for revolutionizing our services. Thank you to Conde Nast Traveller Middle East for always recognizing our efforts,” says Safak Guvenc, Area Manager Qatar and Oman, Starwood Hotels & Resort and General Manager of W Doha.

“This victory is not just for W Doha, but for Qatar as well. The votes that we received throughout the GCC prove that the country is an important hub for business and technology and we aim to contribute in making Qatar a top destination by providing competitive and memorable services to all our guests,” Guvenc adds.

Before the ceremonies, Guvenc also participated in the Conde Nast Traveller Luxury Forum’s Social Media and Digital Marketing Debate. Alongside other industry leaders, he discussed the ever-changing hospitality landscape and how the W Doha utilizes social media and digital marketing to stay ahead of the game and provide their business and tech-savvy guests efficient and innovative experiences. He emphasized on the power of technology to enhance overall offerings whilst never losing the personal touch, which is at the heart of the hospitality industry.

W Doha has pioneered the use of SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) Keyless, the first mobile, keyless entry system that allows guests to use their smartphone as a key; 24/7 messaging through “Stay Connected” via Whatsapp and Blackberry Messenger; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram booking through #bookwdoha; SPG app for Apple Watch; Menugram, menus uploaded on Instagram; and Snap Walk, a fashion show captured exclusively on Snap Chat and Instastory.

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