Hilton to open resort on Doha's Pearl Island

445-room Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar to open in 2017

Hilton Hotels & Resorts global head Rob Palleschi and First Qatar Real Estate  VP, Development Co. Ala Ramdan.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts global head Rob Palleschi and First Qatar Real Estate VP, Development Co. Ala Ramdan.

Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with First Qatar Real Estate Development Company to open the Hilton DohaThe Pearl Residences, Qatar in 2017.

The 41-storey, 445-room hotel will be located in Qatar’s capital Doha at the man-made island, Pearl-Qatar and is the second residences style property planned by Hilton Worldwide in Doha. The property will comprise a mix of serviced apartments from small studio units to expansive three-bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts global head Rob Palleschi said: “We’re tremendously excited to introduce our first property to the fashionable and popular Doha district of Pearl-Qatar island and welcome the opportunity to become part of its thriving community. We are confident this outstanding new landmark property will quickly become a favourite destination for residents and visitors.”

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The hotel is to feature a range of amenities including three boardrooms, a business centre, a large health club and outdoor swimming pool. Dining options will include a lobby lounge, all day dining outlet, a speciality restaurant and a pool bar.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president of Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: “I am delighted to see the determined pace of progress we are making in such an important Middle East market. The addition of Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar to our countrywide portfolio, including Hilton Doha which opened two years ago and quickly became a favourite regional destination, supports our strategy of bringing a range of world class brands to key destinations and this latest signing will perfectly complement our existing development pipeline for the city.”

Adding over 32 kilometres to the country’s coastline and located 350 metres offshore from Doha’s West Bay Lagoon area, the Pearl-Qatar is planned to feature 10 themed districts and, once fully completed, is expected to be home to over 30,000 residents.

Fahad K. Al-Ghunaim, chairman & CEO of First Qatar Real Estate Development Company said: “Our alliance with Hilton Worldwide combines the property development expertise of First Qatar Real Estate Development Company with the famous quality and service standards from one of the industry’s best known, global hospitality company’s. Together we will develop a property with the right balance of quality facilities and high service standards designed to appeal to Qatar’s growing numbers of leisure and business travellers.”

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