Landmark Sheraton Doha reopens after refurbishment
All 371 rooms renovated at the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
The iconic Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel has officially reopened after an extensive refurbishment project across the property.
Originally built in the 1980s, the hotel has been a landmark in the Qatar capital for more than 30 years and, while it retains its original architecture and design, the operational and technology systems have been upgraded to address the needs of modern business and leisure travellers.
Following a month-long sneak peak, during which public areas were still open, the Katara Hospitality-owned hotel officially reopened on December 18, Qatar’s National Day.
"Sheraton Doha was envisioned as a place the Qatari people could be proud of, a prestigious hotel that could host both international gatherings and occasions of celebration,” said Katara Hospitality chairman His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani.
“It served as the early focal point of West Bay, its distinctive pyramid profile a monument to the heritage and future of Qatar. Newly restored to its original grandeur, Sheraton Doha once again serves as a symbol of the growth and development that have made Doha what it is today.”
All 371 rooms at the hotel have been completely renovated, while the Sheraton Club Lounge has doubled in size.
Public areas and recreation facilities have also been enhanced, with the aim of upgrading operational and building management and technology systems, whilst retaining its 1980’s characteristics and heritage.
The hotel continues to house nine F&B outlets, including South American restaurant Latino Steakhouse, Al Shaheen Lebanese Restaurant and the Irish Harp.
"Sheraton Doha is one of our first Sheraton hotels in the Middle East and has been a local icon since it opened in 1982. It is an honour for us to be part of the city's development and history," said Guido de Wilde, senior vice president, regional director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East.
"Together with our long-time partner, Katara Hospitality , we are proud to continue to set new hospitality benchmarks and strengthen our presence in Qatar."