November 1 – Qatar 2022 organisers have signed an agreement with Accor to manage accommodation operations and deliver services throughout the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The deal runs through to the end of next year and the completion of the World Cup.
Accor will provide personnel to operate what will be the largest serviced real estate operation in the world, and include front office (check in/check out), operational supplies and equipment, as well as housekeeping services, among others.
Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the SC, said: “This ground-breaking agreement is another example of how Qatar’s approach is truly historic – not only in terms of setting the highest delivery standards, but also for legacy planning.
“By making full use of existing residential apartments and villas in Qatar, we can offer visitors a range of affordable and comfortable options; while also ensuring we have a sustainable hotel market that does not leave Qatar with excess permanent hotel rooms post-2022.”
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