Mandarin Oriental Signs Hotel in Doha

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a deal to manage a new luxury city centre hotel and serviced apartments in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

 The property, which is being developed by owners, DohaLand, is scheduled to open in 2014. Mandarin Oriental, Doha will be the groups second hotel in the Middle East following its announcement earlier this year that it will open Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi which is scheduled for 2013.

Mandarin Oriental, Doha will be located in Musheireb, DohaLands ambitious development of a 35 hectare site adjacent to Dohas cultural gem, Souk Waqif, and the citys business centre in West Bay. The Musheireb project is set to regenerate the core of the city, recreating a way of living that is rooted in Qatari culture, and reflecting the growing international importance of Doha as a leisure and business destination.

Mandarin Oriental, Doha will feature 160 guestrooms and suites, as well as 95 serviced apartments. Facilities will include an all-encompassing Spa at Mandarin Oriental which will include 10 private treatment rooms as well as a vitality pool and other heat and water experiences. Guests will also be able to enjoy the indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

The hotel will feature a variety of restaurants and bars as well as extensive banqueting and meeting facilities, including a 350 seat ballroom, seven function rooms and an executive boardroom.

Mandarin Oriental, Doha will be located in the central part of Musheireb, close to the historic origins of Qatars capital city yet just 15 minutes drive from the International Airport which is currently being expanded to accommodate the estimated 50 million transient passengers a year into Doha.

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