Glamorous Gala Night Awaits At The Ritz-Carlton, Doha During The 9th Annual DWP Congress

The DWP Gala is all about glitz, glam, and riding it in style. Jaw-dropping, flamboyant, lavish, spectacular: whatever superlative springs to mind first do not do justice if you don’t have the right venue fit to hold a grandeur event. Welcoming our Gala Dinner Partner, we have the ultra-luxurious property from Doha- The Ritz-Carlton, Doha whose magnificent space you’re going to discover on the 15th of March evening.

Bringing 5-star luxury to the city and seamlessly blending the elements of sea and desert, this 5-star resort offers 7 award-winning restaurants including a poolside bar, cigar lounge and sea view dining. A view of the Arabian Gulf, iconic Pearl and Lusail City in a modern contemporary style, or in keeping with the city’s traditions, the hotel has the right space for all kinds of evening events with large numbers of guests.



We got in touch with Vusal Ismayilov, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha to shed light on some new trends in luxury weddings, their association with DWP Congress and much more! Read on to know first-hand insights that dive deep into the wedding market in Qatar.


What Are Some Of The New Trends In Luxury Weddings In 2023?



Wedding planners and couples in general are looking for a venue that brings uniqueness and personalization to their plans. As a premier venue for social occasions, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s exclusive setting, on its own private island, is the ideal backdrop for those with this in mind. Offering an array of indoor and outdoor locations and setups, the property can host anything, from the most opulent weddings and life celebrations to more intimate gatherings and personalized moments.

Food is an important element throughout the festivities, and this is an area that can really bring an extra level of luxury to proceedings. At The Ritz-Carlton, Doha our skilled professionals craft each event to be entirely exclusive and unforgettable, enhanced by innovative culinary options. Highly dedicated chefs are on hand to create impressive menus and exquisite dishes that bring a whole new guest experience to the event. Handcrafted, inventive flavors, using prime ingredients showcase the hotel’s culinary prowess, while artistry can be seen in the creation of impressive wedding cakes that taste and look spectacular.

The current trend for color and vibrant spectacle is something that The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has wholly embraced when designing weddings. Using an abundance of floral elements and design features, the stage is perfectly set for those prime photographic opportunities. Working alongside some of the most renowned wedding planners, the team is entirely skilled at collaborating and creating those precious memorable moments.


 What Are The Three Things Couples Are Looking For When Sourcing Their Wedding Venue?



Flexibility in the size of venues and the ability to move celebrations outside are high on the list of any couple’s wish list. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is ideally placed to offer myriad options, from extraordinary indoor and beautiful outdoor venues, including backdrops that feature gardens, the beach and more. From ocean-front romantic settings and the magnificent palm tree-lined Lagoon Garden to the exceptional 12,500ft2 Al Wosail ballroom, furnished with crystal chandeliers and vaulted ceilings, the hotel has abundant photo-worthy locations.



Exceptional cuisine is the cornerstone of any standout wedding celebration. The Ritz-Carlton-Doha’s reputation as a renowned culinary destination gives the property a distinct advantage when it comes to offering diverse and creative gastronomy, expertly crafted by a team of international chefs. Adept at both Arabic and global cuisine, the culinary experts will conjure up a menu of delights, whether a formal dinner, gourmet buffet or live stations, while the pastry chef is on hand to interpret the bride and groom’s distinct vision for a magnificent wedding cake.

An innate part of The Ritz-Carlton ethos, the hotel’s superior service raises the bar when it comes to offering personalized support and attention to detail. Reflecting the brand motto, ‘Ladies & Gentlemen serving Ladies & Gentlemen’, the talented team provides each couple with the top level of assistance. The expert care of a dedicated wedding concierge further enhances the overall level of bespoke and customized care.


What Extra Services Can Be Offered By The Venue To Make Couples’ Experiences Memorable?



The team at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is renowned for its flawless hospitality and premier service. Nothing is too much trouble, with this extending to the smallest of detail. Our wedding planners, with their years of experience, bring true professionalism to any request. The whole process is bolstered by a skilled team of in-house chefs, with worldwide experience, who are committed to creating an exceptional range of gastronomic fare.

As a city-based hotel with a resort lifestyle, the property presents a whole range of restorative and leisure pursuits for guests and honeymooners. The award-winning Ritz-Carlton SPA, Doha brings a menu of immersive experiences and cutting-edge techniques to wellness, while the oversized indoor and outdoor pools, landscaped gardens and fitness center answers the call for exercise and relaxation.


How Does It Feel To Be Associated With The 9th Annual DWP Congress As The Gala Dinner Partner?



As ever The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is honored to be involved with such an illustrious event, known for pushing boundaries and showcasing innovation within the industry. Its global reach is highly impressive and gives participants a unique forum to connect, collaborate and evolve with like-minded professionals.


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The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is amply qualified to offer the prime location for a range of celebratory gatherings. The backdrop provided by the exclusive West Bay district, with sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf provides a romantic, picture-perfect ocean-front setting, ideal for shaping lasting memories.

The grand 12,500ft2 Al Wosail ballroom, furnished with crystal chandeliers and vaulted ceilings sits adjacent to a generously sized pre-function room providing an opportunity for large-scale celebrations. Smaller groups can be accommodated in the 6,000ft2 Al Mukhtasar, while outdoor venues include the landscaped Fountain Courtyard framed by magnificent palm trees, the Lagoon Garden with its lush lawn, Palms Garden which offers large scale capacity and the hotel’s private island. Located just a few steps from the property, the island is highly distinctive and entirely adaptable, offering an exclusive and fully customizable canvas from which to host large weddings.



The hotel is perfectly placed to host an array of events, from henna parties and bridal showers to individual female and male gatherings. As one of the first properties to host an Indian wedding in Doha, the team has proven skills at interpreting a couple’s ambition and attentively planning each and every detail, no matter the nature of the celebration. Adept at both Arabic and international cuisine, the culinary team will conjure up a menu of delights, whether a formal dinner, gourmet buffet or live stations, while the pastry chef is on hand to interpret the bride and groom’s distinct vision for a magnificent wedding cake. And for that extra support, each couple receives the expert attention of a dedicated wedding concierge to greet and assist guests throughout the day.

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha brings an extraordinary welcome and elegance to any marital celebration. For occasions with 120 reception guests or more, brides receive complimentary use of a luxurious guestroom for pre-wedding preparation, while an Executive Suite is provided for bride and groom on the wedding night. With the hotel’s destination-inspired spa and reputation for culinary excellence, it is also an ideal honeymoon location for those looking to extend the magical experience and create a treasured story.


Weddings in The Ritz-Carlton Doha is an Elite Affair!

Get ready to explore the best of what Qatar has to offer by visiting this exotic property during the DWP Gala Night where we will sip our favorite drinks, enjoy breathtaking entertainment and unveil the DWP Powerlist 2022!

We can’t wait! We’re so excited to have The Ritz-Carlton at the Congress this year, and meet them face-to-face! Gear up and hold your breaths, because the show’s just about to start!



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