Hilton Worldwide yesterday announced expansion plans in Qatar with the signing of a management agreement with First Qatar Real Estate Development Company to open Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar.
The new 445-room hotel, expected to open early 2017, will be located in Doha at the upscale and exclusive man-made island, The Pearl-Qatar.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: “We’re tremendously excited to introduce our first property to the fashionable and popular Doha district of The Pearl-Qatar island and welcome the opportunity to become part of its thriving community. We are confident this outstanding new landmark property will quickly become a favourite destination for residents and visitors.”
The 41-storey Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar is the second residences style property planned by Hilton Worldwide for the capital and will comprise a wide mix of quality serviced apartments from small studio units to expansive three-bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses.
Designed to attract the leisure and business traveller, the hotel will feature a comprehensive range of amenities including three boardrooms, a business centre, a large health club and outdoor swimming pool. Dining options will include a lobby lounge, all day dining outlet, a speciality restaurant and a pool bar.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: “The addition of Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar to our countrywide portfolio, including Hilton Doha which opened two years ago and quickly became a favourite regional destination, supports our strategy of bringing a range of world class brands to key destinations and this latest signing will perfectly complement our existing development pipeline for the city.”
Fahad K al-Ghunaim, chairman & CEO, First Qatar Real Estate Development Company said: “Our alliance with Hilton Worldwide combines the property development expertise of First Qatar Real Estate Development Company with the famous quality and service standards from one of the industry’s best known, global hospitality company’s. Together we will develop a property with the right balance of quality facilities and high service standards designed to appeal to Qatar’s growing numbers of leisure and business travellers.”
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