Wellness resort brand, Chiva-Som, announces Zulal Wellness Resort in Qatar, which will incorporate local Arabian influences along with modern style
November 11, 2019: The renowned luxury wellness resort brand, Chiva-Som International Health Resort, has announced the launch of a new wellness destination in Qatar and its largest wellness destination, the Middle East’s first full-immersion wellness resort, and the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic Integrative Medicine (TAIM), slated to open in the second quarter of 2020.
Msheireb Properties, a leading developer in Qatar, has appointed Chiva-Som to operate and manage Zulal Wellness Resort in Khasooma, a private coastal location to the north of Qatar. The name “Zulal”, which refers to “purified water”, is inspired by a people’s historic journey in the continuous search for water, the seed of life - a concept that encapsulates the history, culture and heritage of Qatar.
The new Zulal Wellness Resort will offer high international service standards rooted in traditional Qatari hospitality. Spanning 280,000 square metres, the resort is around one hour drive from Qatar’s international hub in of Doha. A specially developed menu of Arabic and Mediterranean wellness cuisine, as well as cutting-edge architecture and services inspired by local heritage, will ensure the position of Zulal Wellness Resort as a true showcase of Qatari culture.
Zulal Wellness Resort will actively cater to families alongside its adults-only offer. The estate will feature a Family Wellness Resort with 120 guestrooms and suites which will welcome guests of all ages, promoting family bonding through shared experiences while also offering dedicated children’s activities. The development of the family offer presents an opportunity for families to experience, learn and practice wellness together, introducing children to healthy living from an early age. The adjacent Wellness Resort with 60 suites and villas will cater to individuals, couples and groups of adult wellness travelers looking for total immersion and world-class programmes and facilities.
The resort’s design reflects a local inspiration while echoing the principles of the Chiva-Som flagship in Thailand. Landscaping will feature ponds and water features arranged around a series of serene shaded walled gardens; a narrative inspired by memories of sea-bound travelers finding welcoming shelter in local villages.
Staying true to Chiva-Som’s core principles, the resort will operate sustainably and adhere to environmentally friendly practices, as well as use some locally developed specialty products. Exceptional facilities will set a new standard for health resorts the world over, featuring fully integrated holistic programmes alongside state-of-the-art international treatments.