Marriott to Open Three Different Brands in Doha This Year

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The 257-room Renaissance Hotel, 204-room Courtyard by Marriott and the 123-room Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center, as part of the Doha City Center Mall development, are predicting a simultaneous opening late this year.

Located in West Bay across from Qatar Financial Centre in two modern 48-storey towers, the hotels will be on the doorstep of the new business district of Doha and only 15 minutes from Doha International Airport.

After the completion of the hotels modern glass exterior and landscape, full attention is now on the hotel rooms, suites and apartments as well as on restaurants, bars and conference areas.

The original design inspiration of the two towers was based on perched hooded falcons - a symbol of superiority, spirit, light, freedom, aspiration, visionary power, wisdom, and guardianship. It pays homage to the long history of falconry in Qatar and the region. The lantern at the top of the building expresses the uniqueness of hooded falcon form, while the curve of the leading edge of the building echoes the curve of the wings, and the mosaic pattern of the glass with the horizontal striations speak to the variation of colour and texture of the feathers, and the wing structure.

Designed by Gordon Stratford, Director of Design at HOK, the project won an innovation award at the 3rd Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in 2007.

Ibrahim Barghout is the General Manager of the Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott & Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center.

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