Country overview: 47 new and exciting hotels on the horizon in Qatar [Infographic]

by | 26 Sep 2020 | Projects

According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, Qatar’s hotel market is steadily growing its offering, with a special focus on luxurious five-star properties.

Qatar currently boasts a pipeline of 47 hotels, which will add 14,925 rooms to the country’s offering. We find out more about these upcoming openings.

Qatar’s hotel openings by year

In the last few months of 2020, 16 new hotels will add a total of 3,726 rooms. 13 of these projects are already in the pre-opening phase.

Another 16 hotels with 4,514 rooms will follow in 2021. Five launches with 2,600 keys are scheduled for 2022, and ten more will follow in 2023 and beyond.

True to Qatar’s reputation for specialising in high-end hospitality, the majority of the new hotels, 27, will be in the five-star luxury segment. The remaining 20 will be in the four-star category.

Qatar’s top hotel brands and cities

Growth in the Qatari hospitality sector will be concentrated on the capital city of Doha, with 36 new hotels and 10,650 rooms, and the planned city of Lusail, which has eight projects with 3,703 keys.

And in terms of the most active brands, Le Meridien, NH Collection and Corinthia Hotels will each open two properties with 750, 456 and 310 rooms respectively.

Top hotel projects in Qatar

Qetaifan Projects of Qatar and Admares of Finland have partnered to create a unique set of floating hotels for the 2022 World Cup. No fewer than 16 four-storey hotels will offer a total of 1,616 rooms on the shores of Qetaifan Island North, near the venues for the games.

Over in Lusail, a new planned city just over 20 kilometres from Doha, the Katara Towers Lusail Marina District will welcome guests from early 2022. The property’s stunning curved towers will house 614 rooms as well as a range of lifestyle facilities including pools, a spa, restaurants, a garden and watersports amenities.

Finally, as part of the DohAlive project, ME Doha will become the heart of a new shopping and entertainment destination when it opens in Q3 2021. The 225-room hotel will share a complex with a nightclub, three restaurants, an open-air cinema, three bars, a spa with an infinity pool and, of course, plenty of retail spaces.

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