Thailandís Minor Hotels Group has signed a
management agreement with a private developer for two new
properties in Doha, Qatar.
Currently in the pre-opening phase, The Vyra
Suites NH Collection Doha is a 228-key serviced apartment property
located in West Bay, Dohaís prominent business district hosting
much of the cityís most modern infrastructure.
Situated amongst a plethora of commercial
skyscrapers, large scale mixed-use developments and government
entities, the new-build 44-storey property is comprised of 72 one
bedroom, 144 two-bedroom, and 12 three-bedroom apartments, as well
as a restaurant, coffee shop, gym, indoor swimming pool, kidsí
club, teens room, and a number of meeting rooms.
This will be the first NH Collection to launch
in the Middle East and the first outside of the brandís
traditional areas of operation in Europe and South America.
Additionally, The Plaza Doha Anantara Hotel &
Suites (pictured) is under development in the Um Ghuwelina area of the city,
approximately 15 minutesí drive from Hamad International Airport.
The 292-key property will feature 118 guest rooms and 174 apartment suites, a large
F&B offering which includes multiple dining options and a
fully air conditioned courtyard atrium which will be the centrepiece of the property.
Other facilities will include a spa
and wellness area, a roof top infinity swimming pool and an indoor
pool, a kidsí club, gym and an 1,200 square metre
ballroom along with six meeting rooms.
ďWe are very excited to announce these two
upcoming hotels and to grow and launch our brands in Doha,Ē said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels. ďThe combination of
both Anantara and NH Collection, combined with our existing
portfolio, will attract a diverse range of travellers and meet the
marketís increasing demand for short and long term accommodation.Ē
MHG currently operates 17 properties in
the Middle East, including Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara,
three Tivoli properties and one Oaks in Qatar. Globally, the
company has a portfolio of 536 hotels and resorts in 55 countries.