Hilton to open 41-storey hotel in Pearl-Qatar
Dubai, March 5, 2014
Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, has signed a management agreement with First Qatar Real Estate Development Company to open the Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar featuring 41 storeys.
The new 445-room hotel will be located at the upscale and exclusive man-made island, Pearl-Qatar. Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar will be positioned at the entrance directly on the main pearl Expressway and surrounded by upscale and stylish cafes, shops and restaurants. The hotel is expected to open early 2017.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: “We’re tremendously excited to introduce our first property to the fashionable and popular Doha district of Pearl-Qatar island and welcome the opportunity to become part of its thriving community. We are confident this outstanding new landmark property will quickly become a favourite destination for residents and visitors.”
The 41-storey Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar is the second residences style property planned by Hilton Worldwide for the capital and will comprise a wide mix of quality serviced apartments from small studio units to expansive three-bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses.
The hotel will feature a range of amenities including three boardrooms, a business centre, a large health club and outdoor swimming pool. Dining options will include a lobby lounge, all day dining outlet, a speciality restaurant and a pool bar.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: “I am delighted to see the determined pace of progress we are making in such an important Middle East market. The addition of Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar to our countrywide portfolio, including Hilton Doha which opened two years ago and quickly became a favourite regional destination, supports our strategy of bringing a range of world class brands to key destinations and this latest signing will perfectly complement our existing development pipeline for the city.”
Adding over 32 kilometres to the country’s coastline and located 350 metres offshore from Doha’s West Bay Lagoon area, the Pearl-Qatar will feature 10 themed districts and, once fully completed, is expected to be home to over 30,000 residents.
Constructed on a reclaimed pearl diving reef, and designed to resemble a string of pearls, the name of the iconic island pays tribute to Qatar’s rich past as a major pearl producer. Pearl-Qatar is located a convenient 20 kilometres from Doha International Airport.
Fahad K Al-Ghunaim, chairman & CEO, First Qatar Real Estate Development Company said: “Our alliance with Hilton Worldwide combines the property development expertise of First Qatar Real Estate Development Company with the famous quality and service standards from one of the industry’s best known, global hospitality companies. Together we will develop a property with the right balance of quality facilities and high service standards designed to appeal to Qatar’s growing numbers of leisure and business travellers.” – TradeArabia News Service