Shangri-La’s gift for Qatar National Day
19 Oct 2016 - 0:39
Doha: Shangri-La Doha, already renowned for its marriage of Eastern service values with Arabian hospitality, is marking its second National Day with the launch of a unique, hand-made gift service for Doha residents.
Limited numbers of advance orders on the one-off service will be available only until one month ahead of National Day, in order for each specially designed gift to be crafted in time for delivery to clients’ chosen recipients as part of the celebrations on December 18.
“We wanted to do something special to affirm Qatar’s nature as a dignified, dynamic, generous nation,” said Alex Willats, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Doha. “On December 18, we will simultaneously celebrate both a birthday and an identity including the deep-rooted Qatari virtue of generosity on a grand scale. So the idea was born to encourage a lucky few of Doha’s residents to delight each other with a spectacular gift which requires special skills and resources to produce.”
“We have therefore designed an item totally personalised for Qatar by our talented team,” Willats said. “It comprises a delicious cake in the national colours, symbolising the party atmosphere of the city amid a multitude of joyously waving flags; and a setting against a perfectly modelled replica of a traditional Qatari building, a beautiful and lasting object in its own right, representing all that is enduring and nurturing in the history of our culture.”
“We are proud and delighted to be able to offer this unique expression of the values of Qatar’s National Day,” Willats added.
The last date on which Shangri-La proposes to accept commissions for their QR1,812 gift is November 18, 2016.