Sheraton Doha to get facelift

Sheraton Doha ... getting a new look

BEGINNING this month, the landmark Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort is setting out on an impressive multi-million dollar renovation.

The project is designed to maintain the hotel’s premier status and long-standing position as a Sheraton flagship.
The investment by owners Qatar National Hotels Company entails a  complete revamping of the first five floors containing 205 rooms and suites. Ten of the hotel suites are also being redesigned to include kitchenettes to meet the requirements of the hotel’s long-staying guests. The completion date of the renovation has been set for February 2005. It will be done in two phases, with the first three floors set to finish by October, 2004.
The interior design of the rooms is by the prominent Hirsch & Bendner, who have already revamped the top three tower floors in 2003, keeping with the hotel’s vigorous policy of staying ahead of modern styling. Exceptionally spacious, the rooms will feature unique split-level design, revealing one of the best panoramic views of the beautiful Doha bay. Warm pastel colors, fine fabrics and marble floors will blend with state-of-the art facilities such as interactive TVs with high-speed internet connection, dimmer controlled lights and a Bizcom centre (combining scanner, printer and fax with own fax number), giving the rooms a timeless and yet contemporary feel.
“Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort has always been regarded as one of the Middle East’s signature properties, and we are delighted that the owners are committed to retaining that distinction,” said general manager Gerhard Foltin.