Qatar Amir opens new Ritz-Carlton


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ñ the latest luxury landmark in Doha Ñ has been opened by Qatari Amir, HH Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

The opening of the QR500 million ($137.4 million) hotel, which promises to give a new definition to luxury and service in Qatar, is part of the state's strategy to promote tourism, local media reported.

Heir Apparent Shaikh Jassem bin Hamad Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Thani and other dignitaries attended the opening.

The opening of the 80,000-square metre glass and chrome tower marks the culmination of more than three years of efforts by onwer Qatar National Hotels, which also owns several other prime properties in Qatar.

The five-star deluxe resort comprises 17 presidential suites, 40 ministerial suites, four deluxe and 315 guestrooms.

Besides, there will be a number of restaurants, including The Lagoon.

The hotel's 550 employees come from 50 nations and speak 30 languages.