Qatar to Open over 100 New Properties Ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

Industry Watch | July 12, 2021 | News

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

Qatar will add 105 new hotels and serviced apartments to its property portfolio as it prepares to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The new properties will broaden Qatar's appeal to a wider range of travelers while also improving the visitor experience, according to the host nation.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Secretary General of Qatar National Tourism Council, said, “We are continuing to expand our tourism offer to ensure guests enjoy the best of Qatari hospitality while being able to choose a hotel, resort or serviced apartment that accommodates to their budget and needs. These upcoming properties are part of our strategy to diversify our offering and broaden our appeal to visitors. We are pleased to expand our global tourism offer in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and provide travellers with more options to experience the very best of Qatar.”

A hotel that recently opened its doors to guests is the Banyan Tree Doha, a five-star luxury property designed by interior designer Jacques Garcia. It offers five dining options, 341 rooms, suites and residences.

Other hotel openings slated for 2021 include Pullman Doha West Bay, JW Marriott West Bay, and Steigenberger Hotel. Each of these new hotels contributes a unique amenity or experience to Qatar’s 183-property portfolio, which adds up to nearly 32,000 rooms.

Pullman Doha West Bay will offer 375 rooms and suites and 93 apartments, with its conference rooms and ballroom making it attractive for business events.

The 53-storey JW Marriott West Bay will offer 297 rooms, a variety of restaurants, and sports and fitness facilities.

Steigenberger Hotel Doha will offer 204 rooms and suites. A 4,300-square-foot ballroom and six conference rooms are intended to be venues for personal and professional gatherings.

According to the host nation, the new properties will broaden its appeal to a wider range of travelers while also improving visitor experience.

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