Doha continues to grow on world stage following major Marriott investment

29th Nov 2011
Doha continues to grow on world stage following major Marriott investment

Marriott International has welcomed the 257-room Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, 204-room Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center and 123-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center to Qatar.

All three properties are located within two 48-storey towers located in West Bay across from Qatar Financial Centre, adjacent to the Doha City Center Mall.

The development features more than 340 shops and attractions, and just 15 minutes from Doha International Airport.

Each hotel has its own unique look and feel, while sharing many floors within the complex, including three expansive lobbies, nine restaurants and bars, 1,200 square meters of meeting space, a world-class Vitality Zone health club and a Marriott signature Saray Spa.

“The opening of the three hotels is a major step forward in reinforcing Doha’s futuristic vision and surging tourism potential in Qatar,” said Mark Satterfield, chief operating officer Middle East & Africa.

“With the opening of these new hotels, we now have six properties in the country, which is quickly becoming a key business and leisure destination in the Middle East.”

Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel

The 257-room Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel stands out with its colourful fabrics, bold design and indigenous touch brought to life through artwork from Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani’s collection of cultural and historical art.

The Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel is equipped with the finest amenities and innovative technology, boasting 17 meeting rooms across 1,200 square meters (12,917 square feet).

Embracing various local elements – from design to cuisine – the hotel provides visitors with a unique environment as well as comforts in forms of luxurious bedding, a Club Lounge, rooftop pool, Business Centre, high-speed internet and exclusive amenities.

Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center

The 204-room Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center combines comfort and functionality. 

Guestrooms offer a smart and flexible design that is ideal for both work and relaxation.

Elements such as a spacious work desk, high-speed internet, and laptop size safe assures the business traveller optimum efficiency, while flat screen television, deluxe bedding and mini-bar are perfect for unwinding.

Throughout the hotel, from the rooms to the public areas, Courtyard delivers on its promise to provide guests a variety of options that they need to achieve greatness on the road. The hotel offers access to all 17 meeting rooms of the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel.

Marriott Executive Apartments, Doha City Center

The Marriott Executive Apartments offers the ideal corporate housing solution and the perfect combination of upscale apartment-style living and premier hotel service. 

Each of the 123 well-appointed apartments has a panoramic view of the city or the Arabian Gulf.

The fully-furnished, one-two-and three bedroom apartments are equipped with spacious gourmet kitchens, executive work areas and state-of-the-art appliances.

At the Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center, residents can relax at the residents’ club – towering 44 floors above the city with a lap pool, Jacuzzi, and magnificent views of the city skyline. There is also a fitness and lounge area that can be booked for private events, exclusive to the residents of the apartments.

Saray Spa

The Saray Spa encompasses the rich customs that stem back to the caravanserai of the Silk Road.

Embracing Arabic design elements and offering time-tested remedies, the spa consists of treatments and services that, combined, provide guests with an authentic and holistic experience.

Paying homage to the best of Arabic healing rituals, Saray offers a unique variety of services including traditional Hammam bathing rituals, Silk Road massage and Arabic coffee awakener.

World Travel Awards Grand Final comes to Qatar

Further illustrating the growing strength of Qatar as a tourist destination, Doha has been chosen as the host of the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony after a rigorous selection procedure.

Graham Cooke, president and founder, World Travel Awards, highlighted how his organisation selects host destinations that are driving the industry to new heights through innovation and experimentation.

He said: “We are delighted to host our Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Qatar as it is such an exciting place to be right now with incredible opportunities within the luxury sector.

“Our Grand Final will see the winners of our five regional heats, who represent the cream of the global travel and tourism industry, compete head to head for the ultimate travel accolade.”

For more information take a look at the official website ahead of the event in January.


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