The Diplomatic Club, Doha’s premier private club providing its members and guests with a luxurious lifestyle, announced yesterday its portfolio expansion for 2009 with several projects currently under way.
These new plans reflects the Diplomatic Club’s longstanding relationship in the hospitality industry and the company’s continued ability to provide unparalleled and outstanding standards of services within this field.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, Saad Hilal Al Muhannadi, CEO of Diplomatic Club said: “In order to continuously provide a prestigious lifestyle to its patrons, the Diplomatic Club is undergoing some minor and major facelifts. This year, the club underwent a complete renovation of its main lobby and member’s lounge areas with designs that are both comforting and classic in appearance ensuring grace and elegance.”
Le Grill Restaurant, renowned for the best grilled meats in town, is currently undergoing a transformation in its design features in order to provide its clientele with alternative new look.
Also in the pipeline, and in order to meet the ever increasing number of guests, is the construction of a new multi-storey Al Sayyad restaurant, located adjacent to the existing site. The new restaurant will feature regular seating areas, as well as private majles areas and a terrace overlooking the magnificent views of the west bay lagoon, said Al Muhannadi.
The Diplomatic Club is accelerating its expansion programme with the construction of a luxury hotel in the club’s premises. The Hotel will be located by the beachfront, overlooking the west bay lagoon and will offer 100 rooms and suites, restaurants, roof top bar and retail shops. The design of the building will be inspired by the traditional construction of the club but with an added modern touch in order to comply with current market trends and styles.
Also the Diplomatic Club has ventured into the business of Hotel management services with the creation of DC Hotels.
A formal agreement was signed between the two parties which mean the Diplomatic Club for Hotel Management Services will manage the DC Hotel Brand and will provide hotel owners advisory services and input before and during construction, manage the pre-opening stages of the new property and operate the hotel throughout the contracted period.
The Diplomatic Club for Hotel Management services has recently been awarded the operation of its first 2 hotels in Doha this year, with the opening of DC Hotel at the 44 West Bay Tower and the DC Hotel Musheireb.