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InterContinental Doha Residences opens

DOHA, November 21, 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of InterContinental Doha Residences under a management agreement with Gulf Hotels Company.

Located on Doha’s longest natural private beach, each spacious residence offers tranquil living in distinctive surroundings. With a design that merges Arabian and European sophistication, InterContinental Doha Residences delivers an unprecedented lifestyle choice in the capital.

The new property brings a total of 82 luxury residences to Doha, comprising 17 three-bedroom villas - three of which overlook the Arabian Gulf, eight three-bedroom apartments, and 15 two-bedroom apartments. The remaining residences consist of 42 one-bedroom apartments.  The property connects to the luxury InterContinental Doha hotel to give residents a remarkable choice of luxury facilities both on-site and nearby.

In addition to accessing the private beach and swimming pools overlooking the Arabian Gulf, residents can enjoy a host of other exclusive benefits such as beach club services and a personalised concierge. Drawing from IHG’s long history of providing best in class experiences, the residences also feature numerous award-winning restaurants and bars, as well as the brand’s world-class Spa InterContinental.

Residents can keep active and unwind using the state-of-the-art gym and health club facilities, or go head-to-head on one of the tennis or squash courts. With a children’s playground, business centre and housekeeping services, InterContinental Doha Residences offers a full package of premium amenities and services, showcasing the brand’s position as a leader of personalized, luxury experiences.

Qatar remains one of the most sought after destinations for Saudi travellers due to its similarities in culture and language. Qatar welcomed 446,306 visitor arrivals from its largest source market Saudi Arabia in the first half of 2016, an increase of 10 per cent during the same period in 2015, according to Qatar Tourism Authority.

Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG said: “We are thrilled to be working with Gulf Hotels Company to manage this great property and bring unparalleled luxury living to a city that is flourishing both economically and as a travel destination. Qatar is a key city for our strategic footprint in the region. We expect to grow by over 40 per cent (by number of rooms) over the next three to five years as we open the 25 hotels (9,658 rooms) in our pipeline in the Middle East; the InterContinental brand is a significant part of this pipeline. This latest opening is a testament to the strength of the brand which celebrates its 70th anniversary globally this year.”

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Fahad Al Thani, Gulf Hotels Company Group said: “We’ve been working with IHG since the development and launch of InterContinental Doha. They have been excellent partners throughout these years and we look forward to coming together for this new exciting development with more success to come. Combining a stunning design and breath-taking coastal location with the very finest facilities and services, we’re confident InterContinental Doha Residences will be the most sought after destination to live a luxury lifestyle in the country.”

Across the Middle East, there are 25 InterContinental properties open and an additional nine properties due to open within the next three to five years. InterContinental Doha Residences is the second InterContinental Residences Suites to launch in Doha, after the InterContinental Doha The City Hotel & Residence Suites opened its doors in February 2012. The Middle East and North Africa region is also home to three other InterContinental Residences Suites in Dubai, Beirut, and Cairo. - TradeArabia News Service

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