Hilton Worldwide and Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), part of Faisal Holding Company LLC, announced the joint signing of a management agreement for two new DoubleTree by Hilton properties in the Qatar capital, Doha.
Both developments, the 145-room DoubleTree by Hilton Doha - Al Sadd and the 240-room DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doha, are expected to open in 2014 and will join a further three Hilton Worldwide pipeline properties due to open in Qatar over the next three years.
H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, chairman of Al Faisal Holding, said the company was delighted to be bringing “such prominent properties” to Doha.
“As the city continues to attract international investment and visitors, Hilton offers the quality experience and first class hospitality standards and service that is expected of a major business hub,” he asserted.
“The addition of the DoubleTree by Hilton to our portfolio reflects our clear investment focus on high quality assets as we continue to grow the business both locally and internationally.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Doha - Al Sadd will be located in Doha’s main commercial and retail district. The 145 rooms include 15 suites and featured facilities including a health club, an outdoor pool, two restaurants, one of which will be speciality, a lobby lounge and a bar.
The hotel will also feature two boardrooms, four meeting rooms and a business centre.
The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doha will include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom accommodations within a luxury, 52-storey,high-rise complex located in the Doha upscale financial and diplomatic districts of West Bay. Targeting the growing number of guests seeking mid to long-term stays, facilities will include a function room, four meeting rooms, two boardrooms as well as a business centre, a health club and spa and an outdoor pool. The property will also feature two restaurants and two bars.
President, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa, Rudi Jagersbacher, said the company was pleased to be part of Qatar’s bold expansion plans.
“With today’s announcement, our commitment in Doha, over the next three years, will see the opening of five new properties and the launch of three Hilton Worldwide brands including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn,” he added.