Posted on January 24, 2014

W Doha Hotel & Residences, the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Qatar, will welcome for the first time, A-list tanning expert James Harknett to award-winning Bliss®Spa. From the 10 – 13 February,the Bliss®Spain-house team will be taking top tips from London based Harknett, who is renowned for his clever menu of super-effective services and will bring with him years of tanning experience to the Middle East.

Where sleek and ultra-modern define the aura, and the latest trends of what’s new/next embellish this ‘no-attitude’ space, Bliss®Spa is the ideal location for Harknett’s visit. Fresh from tanning models backstage at LFW and with ten years of experience in the industry under his belt, Bliss®Spa’s team is already more than impressed by the ‘tanner to the stars’.Having played a key role in launching some of the largest tanning brands, such as St.Tropez, Xen-Tan and Lee Stafford Fake My Tan, Harknett has also been recruited as a beauty expert for Garnier and L’Oreal Paris.

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From ‘The New York’ caramel hue, to ‘The London’ deeper shade or ‘The Barcelona’ creamy cappuccino tone, Harknett offers a variety of treatments to suit all skin types. For his Qatar visit, Harknett will introduce the ‘Divine Doha Tan’, a distinctive colour that blends perfectly with a glamorous gold shimmer that last for seven days.

Last year, Harknett was bought to London’s attention through a residency at W London’s Away Spa, then under the direction of Michelle Kelleher. Michelle now leads the Bliss team at W Doha and is behind the move to introduce Harknett to the Middle East for the first time.This bold announcement underlines the Spa’s happening status like never before as it prepares for a year of thrilling visitors.

Michelle comments, “Bliss®Spa is very excited to be welcoming such a big name in the beauty industry to the Middle East. Harknett has been perfecting his innovative treatments for years and as a team we are always keen to be on top of the latest beauty trends.Bliss®Spa ensures that each moment is an unforgettable one, which is why it is essential that we continue to bring the expertise of beauty therapists such as Harknett to the region”.