Qatar unveils three new five-star hotels amid expected tourism boom – Doha News

More than 1.2 million visitors are expected to flock to Qatar for the World Cup this year.

Three new five-star hotels are due to open in Qatar, where the world’s biggest sporting event is due to take place in a few weeks, Qatar Tourism has confirmed.

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach, St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island and Rixos Hotel Doha will join Qatar’s growing list of world-class hotels this year, according to a press release.

“We are delighted to see the continued addition of world-class hotels to Qatar’s thriving hospitality landscape,” said Qatar Tourism COO Berthold Trenkel.

“The exemplary service provided by our hotels plays a key role in the overall visitor experience, which in turn helps boost the tourism sector and diversify Qatar’s economy.

“With new hotel, cultural and retail offerings, Qatar continues to attract growing numbers of visitors each month, as evidenced by our current summer season which is seeing record numbers over the past five years.”

Located in Qatar’s business district, the new Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach hotel is a contemporary property set to open to the public this month.

“With a soft opening currently underway, the hotel’s 278 spacious rooms, suites and apartments offer guests a chance to rejuvenate in the utmost comfort while enjoying picturesque sea views of the Arabian Gulf” , says the press release.

The hotel also has a contemporary international restaurant, a bāzār and a specialty coffee bar, Crema. Its convenient location means it is a short drive from Hamad International Airport and minutes from Doha’s peaceful Corniche promenade and some of the country’s iconic museums, including the Museum of Islamic Art. world-renowned and the vast National Museum of Qatar.

The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island at The Pearl-Qatar stands on its own island. The hotel offers an oasis experience and will open on October 1st.

“With architecture inspired by Andalusian heritage and Arabesque design, The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island will offer a lifestyle that combines redefined hotel living with convenience and luxury,” the press release notes.

The hotel will feature exquisite culinary spaces including Nar, a contemporary Turkish restaurant, Roberto’s, an award-winning fine dining Italian concept, and Chotto Matte, a unique Japanese-Peruvian fusion, among others.

Finally, the Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha will open its doors in October and promises to expand a world of relaxed stays, reinvented global cuisines, lively entertainment and fun activities, all complemented by a display of Turkish hospitality.

Qatar is gearing up to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, bringing the world’s biggest sporting tournament to the Middle East for the first time ever.

The event is expected to attract over 1.2 million visitors to the Gulf state and the influx of tourists is expected to ripple through and boost the economies of neighboring countries.

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