Marriott International Debuts Three City Center Hotels and Three Brands in Doha, Qatar

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    Marriott International, Inc. has recently announced the opening of the three-hotel Doha City Center complex, including the 257-room Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, 204-room Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center and 123-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center. The opening marks the debut of the three brands in Qatar and is an exciting addition to the Doha City Center Mall complex which features over 340 shops and attractions. All three hotels are located in two modern 48-story towers, ideally located in West Bay across from Qatar Financial Centre, on the doorstep of the new business district of Doha and 15 minutes from Doha International Airport. Although each hotel has its own look and feel, they share floors 1-7 featuring three expansive and elegant lobbies, nine restaurants and bars, 1200 square meters of meeting space, a world-class Vitality Zone health club and Marriott’s signature Saray Spa featuring traditional Middle Eastern treatments and products.

    Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel
    The 257-room Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel is spread across 19 levels and ideally situated for business and group travelers. The hotel stands out with its colourful fabrics, unique pattern, innovative designs and the local touch showcased through artworks featuring Qatar architecture and images from Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani’s collection of cultural and historical art. The Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel is equipped with the finest fittings and innovative technology, boasting 17 meeting rooms spread over 1,200 square meters (12,917 square feet). Embracing various local elements – from design to cuisine – the hotel provides visitors with a unique environment as well as comforts in forms of luxurious bedding, a Club Lounge, rooftop pool, Business Centre, high-speed internet and exclusive amenities.

    Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center
    The 204-room Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center spreads across 12 levels and combines comfort and functionality. Guestrooms offer a smart and flexible design that is ideal for both work and relaxation. Elements such as a spacious work desk, high-speed internet, and laptop size safe assures the business traveler optimum efficiency, while flat screen television, deluxe bedding and mini-bar are perfect for unwinding. Throughout the hotel, from the rooms to the public areas, Courtyard delivers on its promise to provide guests a variety of options that they need to achieve greatness on the road. The hotel offers access to all 17 meeting rooms of the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel.

    Marriott Executive Apartments, Doha City Center
    The Marriott Executive Apartments offers the ideal corporate housing solution and the perfect combination of upscale apartment-style living and premier hotel service. Spread over 21 top floors, each of the 123 well-appointed apartments has a panoramic view of the city or the Arabian Gulf. The fully-furnished, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments are equipped with spacious gourmet kitchens, executive work areas and state-of-the-art appliances. At the Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center, residents can relax at the residents’ club – towering 44 floors above the city with a lap pool, Jacuzzi, and magnificent views of the city skyline. There is also a fitness and lounge area that can be booked for private events, exclusive to the residents of the apartments.

    Saray Spa
    The Saray Spa encompasses the rich customs that stem back to the caravan serai of the Silk Road. Embracing Arabic design elements and offering time-tested remedies, the spa consists of treatments and services that, combined, provide guests with an authentic and holistic experience. Paying homage to the best of Arabic healing rituals, Saray offers a unique variety of services including traditional Hammam bathing rituals, Silk Road massage and Arabic coffee awakener.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.10.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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