Forbes Travel Guide's 2023 Star Awards

Forbes Travel Guide's 2023 Star Awards

20 Feb 2023

Marsa Malaz Kempinski Named Recommended Hotel in Forbes Travel Guide's 2023 Star Awards

Doha, February 20, 2023 - Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises, today announced its 2023 Star Awards. Marsa Malaz Kempinski earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Recommended award and is showcased with other honorees on

Perfectly situated in its own private island, Marsa Malaz Kempinski is one of the iconic landmarks in the heart of The Pearl in Qatar. Known for its palatial grandeur, the resort has been a favourite destination for both local and international travelers. With its remarkable European luxury paired with the warmth of Arabian hospitality, the five-star resort is well-loved for pampering guests with memorable journeys featuring 281 spacious rooms and suites, outstanding culinary offerings, a luxurious Marsa Malaz Spa, and a wide-spectrum of exciting recreational activities.

"Since opening our doors 8 years ago, we continuously strive to extend the very best luxury hospitality experiences, setting new trends and standards in Doha’s emerging luxury hotel market. This includes providing guests with a meaningful stay that celebrates the rich Arabian heritage, combined with outstanding service and highly-immersive journeys to accommodate the needs and desires of today's luxury travelers", said Karim Tayach, Area General Manager – GCC, excluding UAE. “We are honored to be recognized and included in the acclaimed annual Forbes Star Rating list. At Marsa Malaz Kempinski, every guest’s journey starts with our amazingly talented team, and we are grateful to all of our colleagues for warmly providing exceptional hospitality and for their commitment to service excellence, that is acknowledged by such a prestigious brand". 

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality, and Marsa Malaz Kempinski is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. “Travel is in an incredible position for continued growth, as people prioritize authentic, in-person experiences”, says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “The hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest”.

To view the new Star Award winners, visit
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.