First Crowne Plaza Hotel in Qatar Opens its Doors to Guests
Crowne Plaza Doha –The Business Park was inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani yesterday
Doha, Qatar – Trans Orient Establishment and IHG celebrated the opening of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park yesterday by welcoming its first guest, and hotel owner, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani. His Excellency checked into the hotel after being welcomed at a ceremony attended by the hotel’s employees and representatives from the owning company and construction sub-contractor.
The hotel, the first in the region to launch under the new Crowne Plaza branding, is located in the heart of Doha’s banking district. Just two kilometres from Doha International Airport, it is part of the new Business Park area in Doha and features 378-rooms, including 288 hotel rooms and suites and 90 one to two bedroom resident suites.
Commenting on the opening H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani said “I’m delighted to be the first guest here at Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park. Our vision was to develop a hotel that would offer unparalleled meeting and conference facilities and exciting new restaurants for the booming Doha market. This hotel does exactly that and under IHG’s management we’re certain it will be a success.”
Crowne Plaza – The Business Park is set to appeal to international visitors and Qatari residents alike. With eight meeting rooms, and an executive boardroom all equipped with the latest in technologies allowing you to be video conferencing your meeting to the event centre and a variety of well-equipped facilities and ergonomically-designed beds promising a great night’s rest, the hotel is designed to meet both business and leisure travellers’ every need.
The hotel offers six food and beverage outlets: Rodizio, Brazilian Churrascaria ; Misturado, the Brazilian lounge; Aramede, a Mediterranean all-day dining restaurant; Savor, an elegant lounge; Liquidity, the lively pool-side lounge; as well as the refined Crowne Plaza Club Lounge. Guests can also enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.
The hotel’s iconic glass-domed meeting venue, The Event Centre, is situated in the middle of the park complex and contains two state-of-the-art ballrooms. Ideal for large-scale conferences, the versatile and stylish ballrooms are set to become a top venue for weddings.
Owned by the Trans Orient Establishment, Crowne Plaza – The Business Park was signed in 2008 and began construction in mid-2009. The hotel team are led by General Manager Savino Leone.
“We congratulate Trans Orient Establishment on the opening of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park. We’re very proud to manage this unique hotel, which is a fantastic example of the Crowne Plaza brand. The team here have work around the clock to ensure we are ready to welcome His Excellency as our first guest and we now look forward to welcoming many more guests to their new home in Doha,” said Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG
IHG has 390 Crowne Plaza hotels across the globe with 22 in the Middle East and Africa specifically. The company has another 130 Crowne Plaza hotels in the development pipeline due to open over the next three to five years, seven of which will open in the region.
For more information visit www.crowneplaza.com.
- ILQ news
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