InterContinental Hotel Group has signed a management agreement with Qatari holding company, Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group, to debut its global upper-upscale boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, in the country.
Qetaifan Projects Company, a subsidiary of Katara Hospitality which was established to develop and manage Qetaifan Island North, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rixos Hotels to manage and operate the hotels, the souq, the water park and the beach club in the destination.
European commissioner for mobility and transport, Violeta Bulc, has announced that the European Union and Qatar have concluded negotiations for a comprehensive air transport agreement.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has made its debut in Qatar with the launch of a spectacular new seaview hotel in Doha, the country’s rapidly expanding capital city.
Having taken the title of World’s Leading Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards last year, Breaking Travel News here chats with Shafiq Nasiruddin, general manager of Regency Travel & Tours, about what the honour means to him. Speaking at World Travel Market in London he also tells us what the company offers to the fast-developing tourism sector in Qatar.
Minor Hotels will open three new-build hotels in Qatar in spring 2018 under its Tivoli and Oaks brands. The three properties are owned by Katara Hospitality, a globally recognised hospitality owner, developer and operator.
sbe has announced the appointment of Axel Gasser to the role of general manager of the company’s first hotel in the Middle East, the recently opened Mondrian Doha.
The St. Regis Doha has announced the appointment of Rebecca Platt as director of marketing. With over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry, Platt brings extensive marketing and digital knowledge to the property.
sbe has opened reservations for Mondrian Doha, marking its first hotel in the Middle East and the introduction of the Mondrian brand to the region. In addition to Mondrian Doha, sbe is set to open two more hotel properties in Dubai in 2018, and a number of their award-winning culinary concepts, Katsuya and Cleo, in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Kuwait by 2020.
Qatar Airways has sought to play down the impact of the deteriorating political situation in the Middle East on its operations.
Gulf Air has confirmed the suspension of its multiple daily service between Bahrain and Doha until further notice. The move comes as Bahrain and a number of other Middle Eastern nations cut ties with Qatar.