The warm aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and clove; the mouthwatering smell of rosemary on your roasted turkey and that extra heap of cream atop your favorite pumpkin pie. There’s no way to deny that as the Thanksgiving weekend draws nearer, the holiday season of 2017 is just around the corner. I’ve been away for 8 Christmases and I haven’t been celebrating Christmas Eve dinner with my family for a long while but the memories from childhood are very well intact. From the pasta bake my mom would cook, to that glazed ham (jamon de bola) that is truly the centerpiece of our Noche Buena feast, it is the season to be merry and festive. This year, InterContinental Doha the City kicks off the festive season of 2017 with a launch dinner recently held at The Square.
Decorated in shades of red and gold, The Square hosted the media dinner to officially invite everyone to their upcoming events this coming yuletide season. From Thanksgiving dinner, Gingerbread decorating contest, to Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, InterContinental Doha the City has something for everyone!
TURKEY TAKE AWAY MENU
November 20, 2017 – January 3, 2018 | 10:00am – 6:00pm | Lobby Lounge
Celebrating the festive season at home but don’t have the time to make a turkey for your guests? Enjoy our Turkey Takeaway offer and allow us to prepare a five-star meal for you to take home to your friends and family, complete with all the trimmings. Choose the best turkey to fit your group size, as well as your favorites from a selection of sides and desserts.
À la carte prices applicable. Prices starting from QAR 350 for a Turkey.
InterContinental Doha The City THANKSGIVING DINNER
November 23, 2017 | 6:00pm – 11:00pm | the square
Join the Thanksgiving Dinner at The Square with your friends and family with our Experience The City – Thanksgiving Edition. Indulge in our Thanksgiving carving station with traditional turkey and all the trimmings, perfect to celebrate the season. End your evening on a sweet note with our selection of desserts, including pumpkin pie!
Prices starting from QAR 255 inclusive of soft beverages.
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
December 15, 2017 – January 3, 2018 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Lobby Lounge
Enjoy the traditional Afternoon Tea experience with a festive twist this season at our Lobby Lounge.
QAR 105 per stand
FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA BUFFET
December 24, 2017 | 2:30pm – 5:30pm | Lobby Lounge
This Christmas Eve, have the traditional Afternoon Tea experience with a festive twist and indulge in all you can enjoy savories and sweets at the Lobby Lounge.
QAR 105 per person.
InterContinental Doha The City FESTIVE TREE LIGHTING
December 19, 2017 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | The Lobby
Head to the spectacular grand lobby and be a part of our Festive Lighting Ceremony as we welcome the festive season. Enjoy their signature eggnog and festive delights as you listen to the choir sings traditional festive carols.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING
December 20, 2017 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm | The Bridge
Gather around with loved ones on The Bridge and enjoy a fun festive family activity gingerbread house decorating! Each gingerbread house will come complete with all the icing and sweet treats you need. Take your time and create your very own masterpiece. Don’t forget to stop by the giant Gingerbread House in the lobby from the 19th of December to take a family photo. #festiveinthecity
QAR 125 per house
InterContinental Doha The City CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
December 24, 2017 | 6:00pm – 11:00pm | The Square
Gather your family and friends and head to The Square for a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. Enjoy a lavish holiday buffet offering all-time traditional favorites such as roast beef, turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings, and more festive treats from around the world. We will keep your children in the holiday spirit as well! Starting from QAR 265 including soft beverages. Children below 6 years old eat complimentarily, children aged 6-12 get 50% off.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
December 25, 2017 | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | Al Jawhara Ballroom
Head to the majestic Al Jawhara Ballroom on the 25th of December for a grand Christmas Day celebration. Enjoy a delectable festive offering with some of your traditional favorites such as roast beef, turkey with all the trimmings, a decadent Christmas Log, and much more surprises in store! The children’s activities will keep the little ones in the holiday spirit.
Starting from QAR 315 including soft beverages. Children below 6 years old eat complimentarily, children aged 6-12 get 50% off.
FESTIVE MENU AT PRIME
December 15 – 30, 2017 | 6:00pm -11:00pm | Prime
This festive season, try their seasonal menu items and get into the festive spirit as you dine at Prime.
À la carte prices applicable.
InterContinental Doha The City NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
December 31, 2017 | 8:00pm – 11:30pm | The Square
Bring the whole gang to The Square on New Year’s Eve for a sumptuous feast as you bid farewell to 2017. Let your taste buds travel the world with our international cuisine as you enjoy classic favorites from our culinary team. End the year with a bang on the tastebuds! Starting from QAR 395 including soft beverages. Children below 6 years old eat complimentarily, children aged 6-12 get 50% off.
NEW YEAR’S EVE – GREAT GATSBY STYLE
December 31, 2017 | 8:00pm – 11:30pm | Prime
Celebrate the end of 2017 and welcome the start of the New Year and bedazzled with a unique Middle Eastern theme at Al Jalsa Garden Lounge. Enjoy a special set menu with Arabian favorites, inclusive of shisha. QAR 325 per person. Guests must be 21 years old and above.
*Complimentary ticket to our Bash on the Bridge included.
SKY HIGH NEW YEAR’S EVE AT STRATA
December 31, 2017 | 9:00pm-2:00am | Strata Lounge
End the year with a bang as you soak in the amazing views of the city at Strata on the 55th and 56th floor! It doesn’t get better than this. Don’t forget to dress in white! Enjoy one welcome drink and savor our delicious ice bar with the best selection of cold seafood delicacies. Priced at QAR 355 per person. Having dinner somewhere else? Join us for our Sky High NYE party for QAR 100 per person for entrance.*
InterContinental Doha The City NEW YEAR’S BASH ON THE BRIDGE
December 31, 2017 | 10:00pm-2:00am | The Bridge
You won’t find another New Year’s Eve party like this! Held on the spectacular bridge; guests who dine at their restaurants on New Year’s Eve enjoy complimentary entrance to the Bash. Not only will there be live entertainment, but the Bash on the Bridge will also be featuring a DJ and a dazzling balloon drop rings in the New Year with a bang. Free entry before 10:00pm. Entrance tickets are QAR 100 per person.*
*Guests must be 21 years old and above for both events | Qatar ID / Passport required
With all that is in store for the coming holidays, there’s no reason to be blue at InterContinental Doha The City. Which one are you looking forward?
InterContinental Doha The City Hotel
Dafna, Doha, Qatar
I was a guest at InterContinental the City Doha on this occasion. However, all photos and opinions are mine otherwise stated.
Cover photo credit: InterContinental the City Doha