AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with AlBaker Investments to develop a new Sofitel hotel in West Bay, Doha, expected to open in 2019, a press statement said.
New hotel adds 420 luxury guestrooms to meet rising demand in central Doha.
AccorHotels Middle East managing director and chief operating officer Olivier Granet said: “We are excited to partner with AlBaker Investments to bring the Sofitel brand, one of our most successful international brands, to Qatar. Sofitel has become a key player in the luxury and upscale segment of the hospitality industry and the new Sofitel Doha West Bay will broaden the scope of our offering in one of the region’s key markets.”
A representative of AlBaker Investments, commented: “We believe that with our experience in the development of properties in Qatar, combined with AccorHotels’ expertise in the hospitality industry, the Sofitel Doha West Bay will stand out as an iconic luxury property within the country.”
The Sofitel Doha West Bay will be located in front of City Center Doha Mall, offering access to the capital’s main commercial and shopping districts.
The hotel will be designed to reflect a modern and contemporary aesthetic.
The Sofitel Doha West Bay will be able to enjoy a wide range of restaurants and lounge concepts in addition to a rooftop bar and a lounge with panoramic views over the city.
The property will also offer tailor-made meeting facilities, swimming pools, a SO Fit and a SO Spa.
AccorHotels has two existing properties in Qatar, in addition to six others under development.