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Posted On: 9 November 2008 08:40 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Global Hyatt to unveil new hotel in Doha

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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The Global Hyatt Corporation is set to unveil a new hotel and residential complex in Doha, the group’s first property in Qatar, early next year. Occupying 155,000 sq m in the new district of the West Bay Lagoon, the 294-guestroom Grand Hyatt Doha’s architecture recreates a traditional Arabian palace. “Its design is a blend of the themes of the ancient world and contemporary materials supported by latest technology while the public areas replicate the inner courts of an Emir’s palace,” a press note from Grand Hyatt Doha to the World Travel Market (WTM) said. Grand Hyatt Doha is taking part in the WTM, an annual global event for the travel industry, along with organisations such as Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar Tourism and Exhibition Authority, Sharq Village & Spa and others, from tomorrow until November 13. According to information available in the press note, at the new hotel guests will be welcomed by a ‘symphony’ of chandeliers as the lobby looks onto the 17m glass windows and the central court, or atrium, surrounded on two levels by lounges and restaurants. Rich wood, such as yew and walnut has been used in the guestrooms. The 39 premium suites range in size from 125 sq m to 205 sq m, and open onto large balconies with panoramic views of the beach and landscaped gardens. Some suites also feature balconies measuring up to 50 sq m and furnished with a dining table, a day bed and lounging chairs, the note said. There are 93 residential units in the private area of the complex with two, three or four bedrooms. The Residences feature living and dining areas, fully-fitted kitchens, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, a private balcony as well as a private car park. Additionally, the three- and four-bedroom units come with a maid’s room and a rooftop terrace furnished with outdoor furniture. Each villa is well appointed with multiple flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, dual-line and wireless telephones, Internet access and a safety deposit box. There are also two exclusive outdoor swimming pools, spa and recreational facilities. The hotel will also provide a total of 2,200 sq m of function space over two floors. A 1,500 sq m pillar-less ballroom, eight meeting rooms and three boardrooms complete the large conference centre. For convenience’s sake, chilled indoor car parking will also be available, with 564 spaces providing direct access to the ballroom and meeting rooms. GT