July 14 – Qatar isn’t just building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, it is also building towns, metro and road systems, and new hotel accommodations to house visitors as the country.
The state has announced plans to open 105 new hotels and hotel apartments in addition to its already existing facilities by the time the 2022 World Cup kicks off in the country.
Qatar, as part of its Vision 2030 mission statement, is building the properties to broaden Qatar’s appeal to a range of travellers with the aim of tuning the country into a world-leading destination.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Chairman of Qatar Tourism, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are continuing to expand our tourism offer to ensure guests enjoy the best of Qatari hospitality while being able to choose a hotel, resort or serviced apartment that accommodates to their budget and needs. These upcoming properties are part of our strategy to diversify our offering and broaden our appeal to visitors. We are pleased to expand our global tourism offer in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and provide travellers with more options to experience the very best of Qatar.”
Qatar’s hotel property portfolio currently numbers 184 sites and almost 32,000 room keys.
The new hotels announced include a number of venues that are intended to be iconic properties and include:
- The Banyan Tree Doha, a five-star luxury property designed by interior designer Jacques Garcia, boasts five opulent dining options, 341 rooms, suites and residences, with all facilities and amenities enclosed within a circular architectural “marvel” , and includes Rainforest Hydrotherapy featuring a vitality pool, herbal sauna, steam room and a unique rain walk;
- The Pullman Doha West Bay, a five-star Accor property, offers 375 revitalising rooms and suites and 93 apartments. The contemporary conference rooms and expansive ballroom are aimed at the business function market, while the nine creative gastronomic outlets, trailblazing gym and spa, and luxurious outdoor pool create a haven for relaxation
- JW Marriott West Bay, is a 53-storey skyscraper boasting a terrace swimming pool on the 30th floor, 297 rooms, has a variety of restaurants, and cutting-edge sports and fitness facilities.
- The Steigenberger Hotel, famed for its exclusive hospitality, will have 204 rooms and suites. The hotel will house a spa, gym, and a rooftop pool as well as various dining options.
And for those who like football to go with their luxury accommodation, they are hosting a World Cup in 2022.
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