Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the new wellness destination in Qatar developed by Msheireb Properties, has been honoured with the World’s Best New Wellness Retreat Award for 2020, one of the most prominent annual awards by the prestigious World Spa Awards.
"Thanks to its exceptional health facilities and unique holistic approach to wellness, Zulal Wellness Resort received the recognition by securing the largest number of votes by both industry professionals and spa health facility enthusiasts," a press statement noted.
The soon-to-be-opened resort was up against "fierce competition" from several top international brands from around the world. In securing this recognition, Zulal adds another accolade to its portfolio and enhances its position as one of the most awaited resorts in the region, the statement points out.
Ali al-Kuwari, acting CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “This recognition for the soon-to-open Zulal Resort is a landmark achievement for both Msheireb Properties and Qatar. We thank everyone who voted for us and sincerely appreciate the confidence they showed in our incredible facilities and groundbreaking approach to wellness. The resort will support Qatar’s strategic plans to diversify the economy and attract regional visitors to our country as part of Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Krip Rojanastien, chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som – the operator of Zulal Wellness Resort, added: “We are incredibly proud of this international recognition, as it reiterates our role as a world leading wellness provider. The new resort will provide a unique offering based on traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and will be an exceptional landmark catering to the needs of people in Qatar as well as guests from around the world."
The resort is designed in the spirit of Msheireb Properties’ philosophy for sustainable developments that are rooted in the past but created for the future. Zulal Wellness Resort takes its name from the classic Arabic word 'Zulal', referring to 'purified water'. It is inspired by the people’s historic journey across land and the ever-present search for water, the seed of life - a concept that encapsulates the history, culture and heritage of Qatar.
Zulal Wellness Resort is located in Khasooma, a northern coastal village one-hour drive from Doha, featuring 120 elegant guestrooms and suites for families, and 60 adults-only suites and villas, welcoming guests of all ages and needs. A special menu has been created of Arabic and Mediterranean wellness cuisine, as well as beautiful architecture and wellbeing services inspired by local heritage, making the resort a beacon of traditional and modern Qatari culture, the statement adds.