German hotel group Steigenberger has revealed plans to open its first property in the Middle East with a hotel in Qatari-capital Doha.
The group will begin construction on the 200-room Steigenberger Hotel Doha Airport Road this autumn with the five-star property scheduled to open in 2016.
The hotel, which will feature 200 rooms including junior suites, suites and a high-quality Presidential Suite, will offer a large conference centre with a 400 square metre Ballroom and several seminar and meeting rooms.
Other facilities will include a fitness and health spa centre with various saunas, a swimming pool, a gym and massage and beauty treatment rooms.
Culinary requirements at the hotel will be served by two international restaurants.
One will specialise in Lebanese food, and the other will feature a 200 m2 terrace.
A Shisha Bar is also planned.
Puneet Chhatwal, chief executive of Frankfurter Steigenberger Hotels, believes Qatar is a perfect match for the company’s expansion strategy.
“Following the signing of agreements for projects in China and Dubai, Doha is an ideal addition to our portfolio of hotels at attractive locations.”
The project manager is the company Projacs International from Doha.
“We are delighted to act on behalf of the owner, Sheikh Abdulla bin Abdulrahman bin Seoud Al Thani, and work with Steigenberger, one of Europe’s most renowned hotel brands, in implementing this project and in realising the hotel group’s first establishment in Qatar,” said Hesham Elfaiky, project manager at Projacs.
The project is to be realised within the close proximity of Doha City Centre and Doha International Airport and thus serve the interests of both leisure and business guests.