Marriott Expands In Qatar With New Openings

Marriott International celebrated its growth in Qatar with a RLife LIVE performance in Doha by emerging artiste Hamdan al Abri last week. The hospitality giant welcomed 3 new properties at the Doha City Center complex (257-room Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, 204-room Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center and 123-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center) into its portfolio in the country as it positions to take advantage of a projected increase in business and leisure travel.


Located within twin 48-storey towers at the Qatari capital’s West Bay business district, the complex is opposite the Qatar Financial Centre and a quick 15-minute drive from Doha International Airport. Each hotel has its own unique look and feel while sharing 9 restaurants and bars, 1,200 square meters of meeting space, as well as an array of recreational and wellness facilities.


Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel

Standing out with its colourful fabrics, bold design and indigenous touch from Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani’s cultural and historical art collection, the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel embraces local elements while retaining a contemporary touch. The expressive and functional guestrooms are ideally suited for the modern business traveller, offering breathtaking views of the Doha skyline and the Arabian Gulf. Each is furnished with luxury bedding, a marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, 32-inch flatscreen television, iPod docking station, high-speed internet access, workstation with ergonomic chair, in-room safe, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities.


Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center

Comfort and functionality is the philosophy behind the Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center, which provides guests with a variety of options needed to achieve greatness on the road in line with the brand’s philosophy. The guestrooms appeal to business and leisure guests with fuss-free amenities including deluxe bedding, a spacious bathroom, flatscreen television, high-speed internet access, workdesk, minibar and coffee-maker.


Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center

Long-staying guests will find the perfect combination between upscale apartment-style living and premier hotel service at the Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center. Fully-furnished 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments are well-appointed with separate living and dining spaces, spacious gourmet kitchens and state-of-the-art appliances. Residents can also take advantage of the exclusive residents’ club towering 44 floors above the city, with a private lap pool, jacuzzi, fitness area and lounge, in addition to the complex’s shared facilities.


9 distinctive restaurants and bars present global cuisines to suit a variety of tastes. Crossroads Kitchen serves an ever-changing menu of Asian, African and Middle Eastern foods, while the Quick Bites coffee shop offers grab and go items such as sandwiches, pastries, coffee and tea. Specialty restaurants Brasserie Centre-Ville (French), Champions (American), Cucina (Italian), Ipanema (Brazilian) and New York Steakhouse serve up classics and modern interpretations of signature favorites, with the Aqua Lounge and Glo Cocktail Bar rounding up the offerings with refreshing cocktails, wines and juices.


Business travellers and meeting planners will have 17 flexible venues offering over 1,200 square meters of meeting space, equipped with state-of-the-art conferencing technology and supported by the full-service business center, at their disposal. For wellness and recreation, Marriott International’s signature Saray Spa provides guests with an authentic and holistic experience that encompasses the rich customs dating back to the caravanserai of the Silk Road. Heated outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool and a vitality zone with cardiovascular and weight training equipment cater to guests seeking a relaxing swim or hearty workout.


Marriott International’s portfolio in Qatar now comprises 6 properties, including the 374-room Ritz-Carlton Doha, the 362-room Doha Marriott Hotel and the 174-room Sharq Village & Spa (managed by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company).


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