As the preparation to host the FIFA world cup 2022 is on full fledge, the Middle Eastern country, Qatar is adding 105 new hotel and serviced apartments to its already extensive portfolio of guest properties.
The objective of the new and forthcoming hospitality properties is to broaden Qatar’s appeal to attract a range of world travellers while providing world-class guest experiences at the same time. This rapid sector growth is being backed by the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in continuance of its mission to position the nation as a leading global destination.
A recent highlight has been the opening of the luxurious Banyan Tree Doha hotel, which is situated within the Doha Oasis project in the heart of Mushaireb. The property is an elegant urban sanctuary that has a sleek, ultramodern aesthetic, done by the renowned interior designer Jacques Garcia.
The prime location of the property allows them to offer guests direct access to a signature department store, an indoor experiential theme park and an exclusive cinema multiplex. The five-star hotel features 341 guest rooms, suites and residences and five opulent dining options, with all of its facilities and amenities contained within a splendid, circular architectural achievement.
The Banyan Tree Spa offers the guests opportunities to relax and rejuvenate, with signature services and amenities like the Rainforest Hydrotherapy facility that creates a sanctuary for the senses, featuring a vitality pool, complete with Jacuzzi; brine steam room; herbal sauna; and a unique rain walk. The spa is further divided into separate spaces, designated for men and women, each equipped with single treatment rooms featuring heated beds.
The other upcoming hotel openings in 2021 include the five-star Accor property, Pullman Doha West Bay; The JW Marriott West Bay, with its eye-catching, towering exterior; and the Steinberger Hotel. All of these hotels are to contribute a great part in achieving the objective and with these combined portfolio of 183 properties, they are collectively to offer nearly 32,000 guest rooms.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Secretary General of Qatar National Tourism Council, His Excellency 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 travelers with more options to experience the very best of Qatar.”