Accor Announces Two-fold Signing of Raffles and Fairmont Accommodations in Qatar

Katara Hospitality expands partnership with Accor by signing of To start with Fairmont & Raffles Lusail Hotel & Residences in Qatar

Rendering of the Fairmont & Raffles Lusail Hotel & Residences in Qatar

Rendering of the Fairmont & Raffles Lusail Lodge & Residences in Qatar


Katara Hospitality these days announced a new partnership with Accor with the two-fold signing of Raffles and Fairmont hotels in Qatar.
The administration agreement was signed by His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality and Mr. Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO of Accor.
The agreement signing was held at Katara Hospitality headquarters in Doha in the existence of Katara Hospitality Management represented by Mr. Andrew Humphries, Performing Main Govt Officer, Mr. Kamal Rhazali, General Counsel, Mr. Irfan Sharief, Main Asset Administration Officer, Mr. Juan Aguilar, Performing Chief Specialized Officer. As effectively as Accor Administration represented by Mr. Mark Willis, CEO India, Center East, Africa & Turkey and Mr. Gaurav Bhushan, CEO of Accor’s Life style Manufacturers.
The settlement consolidates the long-standing partnership between Accor and Katara Hospitality, whom currently personal several landmark hotels managed by Accor, with the residence established to open up in 2022. As soon as concluded, the Fairmont Resort and Raffles Hotel & Residences will be a part of the brand’s throughout the world portfolio, known to be the world’s most significant collection of historic and iconic lodges. As with any Fairmont house around the environment, guests will obtain them selves immersed in a area authentic environment. Likewise when viewing the Raffles, guests will discover the individual character and tale made available by the resort. At the essence of each and every Raffles is to provide considerate, private and discreet support to effectively-travelled attendees.
On this situation, His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman, Katara Hospitality mentioned: “Katara Hospitality is one of the initially traders that comprehended the importance of the undertaking, committing to creating the hospitality icon of Doha for the 21st Century in the Point out of Qatar. We are confident the ethos of Accor brand name is a strategic suit for this legendary undertaking as it is significant that we have an operator who understands our eyesight and tactic, whilst guaranteeing it occupies its rightful position in the local and international marketplaces when it opens subsequent year.”
“The world’s most beloved cities are typically determined by imagery and landmark properties. We strongly imagine the assets we are creating will provide Qatar with an architectural image that is recognised and comprehended correct across the world. Our goal is to produce the hospitality icon of the 21st Century that is inside of one particular of the world’s most exciting urban developments. Our eyesight is to set new benchmarks that go beyond the borders of the hospitality industry and give a landmark area that is immediately recognised internationally,” HE added.
“While we regard 2022 as a milestone in the country’s growth, this new residence in Lusail will also occupy a focal position for inhabitants and travellers through the FIFA Planet Cup. We consider that this is our chance to showcase a nation that has developed into an intercontinental location and Katara Hospitality will develop the landmark to underpin life span memories.”
Sheikh Nawaf concluded: “As Qatar National Vision 2030 generates the great framework for us, we will continue on to build peerless hospitality at dwelling and abroad that are not only jewels in our portfolio but are emblematic for Qatar as perfectly.”
Sebastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO of Accor commented, “We are incredibly thrilled to announce this iconic property and to showcase it on the environment phase in the yrs to come. The arrival of the Raffles and Fairmont models in Qatar marks an important milestone for Accor, as we endeavour to carry their unique concentrations of good quality and luxurious support to residents and travellers alike. We thank Katara, one particular of our most valued associates, for after all over again entrusting us with such a special undertaking, which is set to develop into a landmark, not only in Qatar, but in the area.”
Symbolically intertwined with Qatar’s heritage, the Legendary Towers in Lusail are an architectural translation of Qatar’s nationwide seal, symbolizing the regular scimitar swords. Elevating gracefully from the podium amount, the arched towers will host a lavish 5-star hotel with 361 rooms and suites to cater to discerning organization travellers, a lavish 6-star hotel with 132 suites to meet up with the desires of people trying to find complex luxurious accommodation and 49 branded apartments to come to be home to lasting people. Condition-of-the-artwork entertainment and leisure amenities, which include expert boutiques, VIP movie theatres, signature places to eat and a non-public Cigar Lounge are to be complemented by beautiful banqueting and convention spaces, as nicely as business office devoted places.
“We feel Qatar to be an suitable place to shell out a handful of times in the Center East: there is a loaded variety of beach locations, it features 12 months spherical sunshine, and the foodstuff is equivalent to the best the location has to offer” explained Mr. Andrew Humphries, Performing Main Executive Officer of Katara Hospitality. We are content to collaborate yet again with Accor to open the very first Raffles and Fairmont qualities in Qatar, which we imagine will posture Qatar as a main luxury, lifestyle and meeting location locally and globally”.
“This is a distinctive opportunity to consolidate Fairmont and Raffles picture in the Center East, with the two resorts sitting down in on of the most iconic setting up of the region, without a doubt an unbelievable showcase for equally brands”, said Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
Mark Willis provides: “We count on that these attributes, with their iconic design and unrivalled presence, will become an architectural emblem and reference in Luxurious in Doha”.
Accor at this time operates six attributes (1,378 keys) in Qatar throughout five brand names together with Movenpick, Mondrian and MGallery, with 9 extra resorts (2,920 keys) in the pipeline.
Acquiring been at the forefront of the hospitality business for more than 50 years, Katara Hospitality has built a portfolio of legendary lodges in Qatar and key global gateways. An skilled resort owner, developer and operator, the group has been a hospitality pioneer in Qatar.
Now, Katara Hospitality’s portfolio of working hotels and all those less than advancement has reached 42 belongings globally, encompassing over 8,000 rooms, even though it aims to arrive at 60 houses by 2030.

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