InterContinental Hotels Group has opened InterContinental Doha Residences under a management agreement with Gulf Hotels Company WLL.
Located on Doha’s longest natural private beach, the new property brings 82 luxury residences to Doha, comprising 17 three-bedroom villas, eight three-bedroom apartments, 15 two-bedroom apartments and 42 one-bedroom apartments.
Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Gulf Hotels Company WLL to manage this great property and bring unparalleled luxury living to a city that is flourishing both economically and as a travel destination.
“Qatar is a key city for our strategic footprint in the region. We expect to grow by over 40% (by number of rooms) over the next three to five years as we open the 25 hotels (9,658 keys) in our pipeline in the Middle East; the InterContinental brand is a significant part of this pipeline. This latest opening is a testament to the strength of the brand which celebrates its 70th anniversary globally this year.”
The property connects to the InterContinental Doha offering residents access to the facilities both on-site and nearby, including the private beach and swimming pools, beach club services and a personalised concierge.
The residences also feature restaurants and bars, Spa InterContinental, a gym, health club and tennis and squash courts, a children’s playground, business centre and housekeeping services.
H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Fahad Al Thani, Gulf Hotels Company Group WLL said: “We’ve been working with IHG since the development and launch of InterContinental Doha. They have been excellent partners throughout these years and we look forward to coming together for this new exciting development with more success to come.
“Combining a stunning design and breath-taking coastal location with the very finest facilities and services, we’re confident InterContinental Doha Residences will be the most sought after destination to live a luxury lifestyle in the country.”
Across the Middle East, there are 25 InterContinental properties open and an additional nine properties due to open within the next three to five years.
InterContinental Doha Residences is the second InterContinental Residences Suites to launch in Doha, after the InterContinental Doha The City Hotel & Residence Suites opened its doors in February 2012.