Qatar hotels

Dusit International names GM for first property in Qatar

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Sep 2016

Dusit International has appointed Ahmet Antepli as  the new general manager of the upcoming Dusit Hotel and Suites Doha.  An accomplished hotelier, Antepli has over 18 years of experience working in various hospitality positions for well-known hotel chains across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he was the general manager at Doubletree by

Qatar Hotel Occupancy Down After 6% Decline in Arrivals

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

Qatar welcomed 1.4 million visitors in the first six months of 2016, including 665,355 GCC nationals, according to Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) Tourism Performance Summary for H1 of 2016, but the total was 6% lower than the same period last year, leading to a decline in hotel occupancy. Saudi Arabia remains the largest source market

Katara Hospitality introduces advanced food safety training

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jun 2016

Qatar-based hotel owner, developer and operator, Katara Hospitality, held an ISO 22002-2 food safety training session in Doha, in conjunction with testing, inspection and certification (TIC) body, Bureau Veritas. ISO 22002-2’s food safety training specifies the requirements for the design, implementation and maintenance programmes that assist in controlling potential food safety hazards in outlets offering

Doha’s Marsa Malaz Kempinski makes three senior appointments

by Sophia Soltani | 24 May 2016

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha, Qatar has made three new senior appointments. Christoph Strahm has been selected as the new hotel manager, while Matyas Bak has come on board as director of rooms, and Asif Akash has been appointed executive housekeeper. Swiss national Christoph Strahm started his career in 2005 at Kempinski Grand

Rotana’s new Centro Capital Doha appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 08 May 2016

Rotana Hotels’ Centro Capital Doha, which opened earlier this month, has appointed Shaikh Toufik Imam as the hotel’s executive chef. In his new role, chef Imam is tasked with menu creation for Centro’s all-day dining restaurant ‘c.taste’, its bar ‘c.mondo’ and 24-hour take-away dining shop ‘c.deli’. Chef Imam started his career in his home country

Katara Hospitality launches Qatari cuisine initiative

by Dina Maaty | 28 Apr 2016

Qatari hotel owner, developer and operator, Katara Hospitality, has introduced “Katara Specialties”, an initiative that highlights the evolution of the organisation’s food and beverage concepts. Katara Specialties, introduced at At Arabian Travel Market 2016 (ATM), which took place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 25 – 28 April, is characterised by dishes that showcase Qatari

The Westin Doha introduces Bubbalicious brunch

by Dina Maaty | 17 Apr 2016

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa has introduced the Bubbalicious brunch, a well-known weekly event at sister properties The Westin Mina Seyahi in Dubai and The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. The brunch will feature more than eight live cooking stations, showcasing the hotel’s three new restaurants, Hunters Room & Grill, Sabai Thai

Hilton Worldwide to debut Hilton Garden Inn, Doha

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Apr 2016

Hilton Worldwide has inked a management agreement with Universal Management Group to open the mid-market Hilton Garden Inn brand in Doha, C Ring Road.  Set to open in 2018, the hotel is located in Qatar’s capital, and once open will join Hilton Garden Inn hotels already operating in the UAE and KSA. “As one of

Country report: The call of Qatar

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Mar 2016

With an already well-established hospitality sector and strong growth in tourist arrivals, Qatar is witnessing many major global hotel chains entering and expanding. But what are the long term growth prospects post-2022 and what challenges lie ahead? Hotel News ME investigates. It is with good reason that Qatar’s hospitality industry has blown up over the

The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa Opens

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Feb 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has officially opened The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa – the brand’s first hotel in Qatar fourth across the Middle East. The newly opened Westin boasts 365 rooms, suites and villas including a 347sqm presidential suite, all offering views of Doha city or the hotel’s  garden and pool area with all

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