Marriott International will add three hotels to its lodging portfolio in Doha, Qatar, under a management agreement reached with Al Rayan Tourism Investment Company, a subsidiary of Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani & Sons Holding Company W.L.L. (FBQHC).
The additions will include: a 250-room Renaissance property; a 200-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 120-unit Marriott Executive Apartments.
They will join the 350-room Doha Marriott Gulf Hotel, which opened in 1999, and the Ramada Doha, which opened in 1995. The three new hotels are scheduled to open in 2007.
Located adjacent to the centrally-situated, mixed-use Doha City Centre mall development in the West Bay area of Doha, the three hotels are part of an 110,000-square-foot site on the western end of the mall, which will include two towers. A 24-storey tower will house the Renaissance property, with some 100,000 square feet of first-class office space on the lower floors, and a 29-story tower will house the Courtyard and Marriott Executive Apartments. Both towers will be connected by a five-story podium that provides guests with direct access into the mall, and each hotel will also have a separate entrance.
Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani, chairman of FBQHC, said, “Having Marriott on board is a major win for us. It reflects our focus on becoming a major force in the hospitality industry.
“This is a reflection of the policy of His Highness, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and His Highness, the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani, which has been a key factor in the multi-industry boom Qatar is now witnessing.”
Renaissance is an upscale, distinctive, sophisticated full-service hotel brand designed to enhance the enjoyment and productivity of its guests.
Courtyard by Marriott Doha
Courtyard by Marriott is the pre-eminent global brand in the upper-moderate price tier.
Courtyard’s customer-focused design provides guests with consistently high-quality accommodation and public space that are appropriate to its locale.
Marriott Executive Apartments
The upscale Marriott Executive Apartments answers the growing international demand for temporary housing that not only provides the spaciousness and privacy of apartment living, but also offers services and amenities.
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