Crowne Plaza debuts in Qatar
Doha, August 21, 2012
The InterContinental Hotels Group and Trans Orient Establishment have opened the 378-room Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park, the first in the region to launch under the new Crowne Plaza branding.
Two kilometres from Doha International Airport, the hotel is located in the heart of Doha’s banking district, and is part of the new Business Park area in Doha and features 288 hotel rooms and suites and 90 one to two bedroom resident suites.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, the first guest and hotel owner, said “I’m delighted to be the first guest here at Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park. Our vision was to develop a hotel that would offer unparalleled meeting and conference facilities and exciting new restaurants for the booming Doha market. This hotel does exactly that and under IHG’s management we’re certain it will be a success.”
Crowne Plaza – The Business Park offers eight meeting rooms, and an executive boardroom all equipped with the latest in technologies allowing video conferencing.
The hotel offers six food and beverage outlets: Rodizio, Brazilian Churrascaria ; Misturado, the Brazilian lounge; Aramede, a Mediterranean all-day dining restaurant; Savor, an elegant lounge; Liquidity, the lively pool-side lounge; as well as the refined Crowne Plaza Club Lounge. Guests can also enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.
The hotel’s glass-domed meeting venue, The Event Centre, is situated in the middle of the park complex and contains two state-of-the-art ballrooms.
Owned by the Trans Orient Establishment, Crowne Plaza – The Business Park was signed in 2008 and began construction in mid-2009. The hotel team is led by General Manager Savino Leone.
IHG has 390 Crowne Plaza hotels across the globe with 22 in the Middle East and Africa specifically. The company has another 130 Crowne Plaza hotels in the development pipeline due to open over the next three to five years, seven of which will open in the region. – TradeArabia News Service