The InterContinental Doha Residences under a management agreement with Gulf Hotels Company WLL has officially opened for business.
Located on Doha’s longest natural private beach, the new property brings a total of 82 luxury residences to Doha, comprising 17 three-bedroom villas – three of which overlook the Arabian Gulf, eight three-bedroom apartments, and 15 two-bedroom apartments with the remaining residences consisting of 42 one-bedroom apartments.
In addition to access to the private beach the property boasts beach club services and a personalised concierge, numerous award-winning restaurants and bars, as well as the brand’s Spa InterContinental.
Commenting on the new opening, Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG said: “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 3 to 5 years as we open the 25 hotels (9,658 rms) 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. ”
H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Fahad Al Thani, Gulf Hotels Company Group WLL added: “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 9 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. The Middle East and North Africa region is also home to three other InterContinental Residences Suites in Dubai, Beirut, and Cairo*.