Mandarin Oriental plans new luxury hotel in Doha

Property opens in 2014 and will be second hotel in the Middle East

Christoph Mares of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Abdul Aziz Al-Emadi, CEO of Dohaland Hospitality.
Christoph Mares of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Abdul Aziz Al-Emadi, CEO of Dohaland Hospitality.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group on Saturday announced that it will manage a new luxury hotel and serviced apartments in Doha.

The property, which is being developed by owners, Dohaland, which is scheduled to open in 2014, will be the Group's second hotel in the Middle East following its announcement earlier this year that it will open Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi in 2013.

Mandarin Oriental, Doha is part of Dohaland's ambitious development of a 35 hectare site next to Doha's cultural gem, Souk Waqif, and the city's business centre in West Bay.

Mandarin Oriental, Doha will feature 160 guestrooms and suites, as well as 95 serviced apartments, the company said in a statement.

"We are delighted to be introducing the Mandarin Oriental brand to the exciting and rapidly growing city of Doha," said Christoph Mares, director of operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Abdul Aziz Al-Emadi, CEO of Dohaland Hospitality, a subsidiary of Dohaland, said: "We are pleased to be partnering with world-renowned luxury hotel group, Mandarin Oriental to create a hotel that will set new standards in the city in terms of elegance and sophistication."

Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 42 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and 12 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

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