If you’re looking for a hotel that balances exclusive social-club vibes with proximity to local amenities, this is the one for you: the W Doha is the perfect fusion of location, vibe and facilities. With the city recently having seen an onslaught of newer and bigger hotel openings, the W Doha has held its own. This is in no small part due to the excellent array of restaurants, including the European-style Market, the Asian street-food Spice Market and the Italian outlet La Spiga. A café, bar and nightclub round out the hotel’s entertainment collection. The rooms are quirky with a touch of whimsy. Some of the design accents include swing-like wicker chairs suspended from the ceiling and beds surrounded by fringed curtains. At weekends this place is jam-packed, so ask for a room away from the bustling public areas.