Retaj Hotels & Hospitality, Taj Hana partner for Asia expansion

Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel, Doha, Qatar. Photo credit: Retaj Hotels & Hospitality

Qatar-based Retaj Hotels & Hospitality has partnered with Thailand-based group Taj Hana to expand its portfolio across Asia
Taj Hana has agreed to develop more than 27 hotels for Retaj Hotels & Hospitality to operate within the next five years in key Far East locations, including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. Retaj Hotels and Hospitality will manage 2,000 guestrooms in Thailand plus an additional 3,000 guestrooms in East Asia, including China, Japan and South Korea.

As part of an additional partnership contract, all the new Retaj Hotels will have Taj Hana Spas.

This latest addition to Retaj Hotels' development pipeline follows the recent agreement with Mozoon Real Estate to manage and operate a hotel and residences in Mozoon Towers in Doha, Qatar. The Retaj Suites & Residences West Bay is set to be Mozoon's largest hotel project in Qatar and one of the largest hotels in the Mozoon Towers project. The entire development will have four towers with hotels, hotel apartments and commercial space. Retaj Hotels & Hospitality will manage Tower C, which will have 39 floors with 460 suites and apartments.


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Last year, Retaj Hotels agreed to manage another Doha hotel in the Rawdat Al Khail area. The group added the new 84-room hotel to its portfolio of four Doha hotels, two Turkey properties, one in Moroni and another in Saudi Arabia. Retaj also added the Retaj Inn Marina Residences, Retaj Inn Msheireb and Vichy Célestins Spa Hotel by Retaj to its Doha portfolio near the existing Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel last year. Retaj signed the Vichy Célestins Spa Hotel by Retaj near Aqua Park Qatar in May 2016 with Hala Group Enterprises and Vichy Company France. The hotel has 78 guestrooms and suites and 90 villas. The next Retaj property slated to open in the city is the Retaj Al Nasr. 

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