Earlier this year the ground-breaking ceremony of the new $40 million extension to the Ramada Hotel Doha took place and, since then, work has progressed at a tremendous pace.
Once completed, the extension will not only make the Ramada Hotel the largest hotel in Doha, but also the largest Ramada in the world!
The new tower block, which is already at the fifth floor and due for completion in summer 2006, will include 237 bedrooms, three large banqueting suites, two hospitality suite bars and six restaurants.
Work progressed to the next level in August when Julia Dempster, managing director of Dubai-based Interior Motives came to present the boards of interior design for the rooms and restaurants. Artist’s impressions and perspectives were presented for each of the restaurants, suites and bedrooms. It is envisaged that there will be three styles of bedrooms: contemporary, Arabic and Japanese – each style having its own individual characteristics and features. Unique designs for the suites and penthouse were also presented.
As well as the extension, changes within the existing hotel continue to be made. During the summer months, the Giwana Ballroom and the meeting rooms situated at the lower lobby level of the hotel were renovated. Guests have seen a complete transformation in the ballroom using natural colour tones, mirrors, dark mahogany wood and artistic lighting – the result is fresh, bright and modern, making it an ideal choice for any large event.
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