First look: WAHM opens at W Doha

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Time Out has had something of a love/love relationship with stylish nightspot WAHM at the W Hotel Doha over the years.

It has long been one of our favourite hangouts and now, as it reveals a stunning new refurbishment, it is fair to say we are very excited to take the relationship to the next level.

Quite what that means we’re not sure but expect to see Time Outers sitting at the exclusive poolside lounge casting admiring glances at the interiors and exteriors at what was already one of the nation’s most glamorous spots.

Unlike other bar makeovers there is a lot more to the transformation than a few new chairs and a lick of paint. It is being pitched as an evolution and there is something very next level about the sophisticated lounge.


Gold ceilings, waterfall mosaics, handmade furniture and an all-round plushening makes for a decadent upgrade at the already style-conscious W Doha hotel. The design concept was the work of beautification merchants and the stylish brains behind the recently revamped Market by Jean-Georges, United Design Partnership (UDP).

“We wanted to refresh the WAHM concept with new designs using interesting materials contrasting each other in texture and color. The result has created a refined lounge while staying true to the W brand,” said UDP design director, Danielle Duggleby.

An evolution of a legendary nightlife venue like WAHM, however, extends far beyond just restyling the décor. Food, mixed drnks and even a stylised music policy will add to the chic appeal.

Can’t wait to look and see for yourself how special the new WAHM could be? Us neither. Until we get a chance to explore for ourselves check out these pictures for an exclusive first look.


Daily, 5pm-2am. WAHM, W Hotel Doha, West Bay Doha, www.whoteldoha.com (4453 5000).

By Will Milner
Time Out Doha,

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