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France's AccorHotels inks deal for new Qatar property

Operator announces signing of management agreement for first Majlis Grand Mercure hotel in Doha

France's AccorHotels inks deal for new Qatar property

AccorHotels has announced the signing of a management agreement with Al Jassim Group to operate the first Majlis Grand Mercure hotel in Doha, Qatar.

The new upscale property will be AccorHotels' seventh hotel in Qatar, and is expected to be completed by mid-2018, the company said in a statement.

Christophe Landais, chief operating officer of AccorHotels Middle East, said: "We are delighted to partner with Al Jassim Group, and are confident that this project will mark the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration."

Majlis Grand Mercure Doha will have a total of 283 keys, consisting of 223 rooms and 60 serviced apartments. The hotel will feature business, sports and leisure facilities, and will be equipped with nine F&B outlets, an infinity swimming pool located on the 9th floor, a health club, spa, conference and meeting rooms as well as a large ballroom.

Camille E Aoun, director business development at Al Jassim Group, added: "We are delighted to be partnering with Accor Hotels to work with us towards achieving our vision of building a unique upscale property in the heart of Doha, which will further enhance the tourism and hospitality landscape in the state of Qatar."

The new property will bring the total number of Majlis Grand Mercure hotels in the Middle East to four, following two existing properties in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, and another one under development in Sharjah due to be completed by 2018.

AccorHotels currently operates 76 hotels in the Middle East, encompassing over 18,500 rooms. It has another 49 hotels under development in the region, bringing its total number of properties in operation and under development to 125 with just under 32,000 rooms.

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