Middle East Hotels
Four Seasons to open first hotel in Doha
A new 18-storey luxury hotel will be built in Doha as part of a major new mixed-use development.The hotel which will be operated by US-based Four Seasons group, will offer 232 rooms including five presidential suites, one royal suite and two 2-storey suites. Located near the Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort in the prestigious West Bay area of Qatar's capital, the new hotel will be part of the West Bay Complex. The QR460 million ($126 million) complex will include a 28-storey office tower, two 21-storey apartment towers, 20 townhouses with separate pool, a club, a multipurpose ballroom, full service marina with 100 slips, tennis courts and surface sub-level parking. All the facilities will be linked by pedestrian walkways, say the developers. The Four Seasons Hotel will offer comprehensive leisure and conference facilities including a choice dining and entertainment options - an all-day restaurant, a speciality restaurant, cigar bar and lounge and a tea lounge. A grand ballroom, a banquet ballroom and meeting rooms besides an outdoor function courtyard are planned, significantly boosting conference and convention facilities available in Qatar. The hotel will also feature a health club with squash courts, exercise areas, spa and juice bar besides a tennis centre with two open-air courts and exhibition seating. An outdoor grotto pool and beach frontage are expected to be key attractions for visitors and local residents alike. A 232-car parking area will also be built at the hotel, according to the developers.