Hilton Doha first for brand in QatarMay 2nd, 2012 by Susan Reynard | Categories: hotels, industry, tourism
Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, has opened its first hotel in Qatar, Hilton Doha.
The new 309-room Hilton Doha is located on the headland of the capital city’s Corniche and features a 750-capacity ballroom, a dedicated conference wing and the first eforea: spa at Hilton in the Middle East.
The hotel also features seven meeting rooms, six restaurants and bars, an outdoor swimming pool, kids club, private beach and views of the Arabian Gulf from every bedroom. Hilton Doha will also open Qatar’s first Trader Vic’s bar and restaurant.
Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts says of the milestone: “With so many new striking features, Hilton Doha is set to become an exceptional example of the high standards, quality and unrivalled experience guests expect from Hilton. Our brand is recognised for entering new markets and successfully creating landmark products that appeal to both leisure and business travellers. Hilton Doha continues this legacy and this is an exciting milestone for us.”
The hotel is 15-minutes’ drive from the airport and near to Doha’s upscale commercial, retail and diplomatic district, including the Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa, adds: “We have worked hard to create a world class hotel to best reflect Qatar’s growing ambitions to be a major global player. It’s no secret that Doha is set to become an important sporting and cultural Middle East hub and we’re looking forward to bringing the Hilton brand’s trademark hospitality and service to such an exciting and motivated city community.”