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Wyndham Signs First Grand Hotel in Middle East

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[HD video below] Wyndham has signed its first Wyndham Grand property in the Middle East. The 246-room Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, centrally located in the Qatari capital’s Al Sadd area, is expected to open under the Wyndham Grand flag in spring 2011.

Currently operating as the Grand Regency Doha, the re-launched hotel will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., adding to the company’s managed hotel portfolio in Europe and the Middle East which includes the flagship Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour in the United Kingdom and the recently opened Ramada Encore Doha, which also is owned by Regency Group Holding.

“We are very proud to work with Regency Group Holding to open the Middle East’s first Wyndham Grand property in Doha, an exciting market that is important to our company’s growth strategy in this region,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. “The addition of this luxurious hotel represents our commitment to develop properties in top travel markets around the world that provide the utmost in service and style.”

Located fifteen kilometers from Doha International Airport, the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha provides convenient access to the Exhibition Centre and Corniche waterfront promenade.

Guest accommodations include 10 suites and penthouses, all featuring high-speed Internet access, a safe and complimentary mineral water, as well as an additional bed, sitting room and complimentary breakfast.

The Al Asmakh Royal Suite, which commands impressive views across the city, boasts a bedroom, living room, dining-board room accommodating up to 10 people, two televisions and two bathrooms, each with separate shower and Jacuzzi.

The food and beverage offering comprises three restaurants and café: Chopsticks, which serves Far Eastern fusion; Tangia, which offers a Moroccan menu; and Grand Gourmet, which features an international à la carte menu.

The hotel’s leisure facilities include an Angsana Spa, gym, a swimming pool and "fat-burning studio" with a chamber designed to speed up the body’s metabolism.

Other hotel features include a business center, wireless Internet throughout and meeting facilities including five, 50-square-meter rooms that each can accommodate up to 42 people in a theater-style setting. Three of the rooms can be combined to accommodate up to 120. The 600-square-meter Al Qasr Ballroom can host up to 900 at a cocktail party or 650 theater-style. Meetings and events spaces feature the latest technology, including LCD projectors, wireless microphones, flat-screen televisions and built-in sound systems.

Not sure what Doha has to offer travellers? At the ITB Asia in Singapore late last year, we posed this question and much more to Soha Moussa the Head of Promotions and Abroad Exhibitions at the Qatar Tourism Authority. Watch the interview below:

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