First Crowne Plaza opens its doors for business in Qatar
His Highness checked into the hotel after being welcomed at a ceremony attended by the hotel’s employees and representatives from the owning company and construction sub-contractor.
The hotel, the first in the region to launch under the new Crowne Plaza branding, is located in the heart of Doha’s banking district. Just two kilometres from Doha International Airport, it is part of the new Business Park area in Doha and features 378-rooms, including 288 hotel rooms and suites and 90 one to two bedroom resident suites.
“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,” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, said.
“Crowne Plaza – The Business Park is set to appeal to international visitors and Qatari residents alike. With eight meeting rooms, and an executive boardroom all equipped with the latest in technologies allowing you to be video conferencing your meeting to the event centre and a variety of well-equipped facilities and ergonomically-designed beds promising a great night’s rest, the hotel is designed to meet both business and leisure travellers’ every need.”
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 iconic glass-domed meeting venue, The Event Centre, is situated in the middle of the park complex and contains two state-of-the-art ballrooms. Ideal for large-scale conferences, the versatile and stylish ballrooms are set to become a top venue for weddings.
Owned by the Trans Orient Establishment, Crowne Plaza – The Business Park was signed in 2008 and began construction in mid-2009. The hotel team are led by General Manager Savino Leone.
“We congratulate Trans Orient Establishment on the opening of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park. We’re very proud to manage this unique hotel, which is a fantastic example of the Crowne Plaza brand. The team here have work around the clock to ensure we are ready to welcome His Excellency as our first guest and we now look forward to welcoming many more guests to their new home in Doha,” Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said.
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