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Posted On: 21 November 2008 04:51 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Hotel capacity in Qatar set to ‘rise by 2012’

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Qatar's hotel capacity is set to increase from the current 4,300 rooms to over 29,000 by 2012, Grand Hyatt Doha said quoting Qatar Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (QTEA). Grand Hyatt Doha said Qatar was expected to be the travel destination of choice for those wishing to experience a quality venue for business, meetings, culture and sport, with Qatar’s tourist authority predicting some 15mn passengers would travel annually through its new airport by 2012. “Qatar is a world-class travel destination with 20% annual growth targets for in-bound travel over the next five years. The country is experiencing rapid economic growth and offers an upscale world of leisure and cultural attractions” said Garry Friend, Grand Hyatt Doha general manager. Featured attractions for visitors to Qatar include Doha’s soon to-be launched Museum of Islamic Art, Doha’s new International Airport set to open in 2012, a thriving business hub and a host of leisure activities both along the coast and inland. “Doha provides an appealing holiday proposition, professional conference venues or a pleasurable stop-off for those from Europe wishing to travel further east,” Friend said. Grand Hyatt Doha is set to open in spring 2009 and will offer luxurious accommodation to the growing number of visitors to Qatar. The hotel will have some 249 luxurious guest bedrooms as well as residential complex available for short and long term rentals adjacent to the main hotel. The hotel will also offer professional and extensive conference facilities including meeting rooms within the large conference centre and a 1,500sq m ballroom to host major events. GT