Doha expansion for Holiday Inn brand

InterContinental Hotels Group is expanding its portfolio of properties in Qatar with the introduction of its Holiday Inn brand in Doha.Being developed by Ali Bin Ali Group, the Holiday Inn Doha will be located at the heart of Musheireb, the busy commercial district of the city.

As the host of the recent 2006 Asian Games, Doha is fast becoming a major player in the region’s evolving tourism industry and The Qatar Tourism Authority is working hard to differentiate Doha - and the country as a whole - by positioning it as a short-stay, leisure and business travel spot, rather than a mass-market destination.

Scheduled to open by the end of 2008, the Holiday Inn Doha will comprise 204 rooms, a gym, an indoor swimming pool and several food and beverage outlets including a juice bar, a contemporary coffee lounge and an all-day restaurant. Underground car parking and cutting-edge meeting facilities add to the amenities designed specially for corporate clients.

InterContinental won World’s Leading Hotel Brand at this year’s World Travel Awards.