Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced that it signed an agreement with Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani & Sons Holding Company W.L.L to manage Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, as well as Traders Hotel, Doha. Both hotels are scheduled to open in 2013.
The hotels follow the introduction of their five sister properties in the region: Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai in July 2003, Traders Hotel, Dubai in July 2004, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat in February 2006, Shangri-La’s Qaryat Al Beri Hotel, Abu Dhabi in September 2007 and Trader’s Hotel Abu Dhabi in August 2009.
Developed by Al Rayan Tourism Development Company W.L.L., Shangri-La Hotel, Doha will have 272 guest rooms (from 48 square meters or 516 square feet to 75 square meters or 807 square feet), including 46 suites (from 96 square meters or 1,033 square feet to 288 square meters or 3,100 square feet), 42 serviced apartments and an exclusive Horizon Club.
A variety of restaurants include a lobby lounge, The Den – a piano bar, Sridan – a Middle Eastern food souk, a Latin American restaurant called Fuego, Yabby – a seafood restaurant and Shanghai Club – a Chinese restaurant cum lounge.
Recreation facilities include Shangri-La’s signature spa, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, while meeting facilities feature a grand ballroom of 840 square meters and complementary function rooms. In addition, the hotel will have a helipad on the top floor of the building.
Located nearby, Traders Hotel, Doha will offer 238 guest rooms (30 to 48 square meters or 322 to 516 square feet), including 44 suites (50 to 78 square meters or 538 to 839 square feet), Traders Club rooms and 84 serviced apartments with fully fitted kitchenettes. Restaurants include a sushi and noodle restaurant, steak house, outdoor terrace and a deli. A health club and spa with indoor swimming pool and sun deck round out the recreational offer.
Both hotels will offer Shangri-La’s customary free wireless LAN and high-speed Internet access throughout the facilities and guestrooms.
Shangri-La Hotel, Doha