French hotel giant inks deal for new luxury Doha property

AccorHotels signs management agreement with AlBaker Investments to develop a new Sofitel hotel in West Bay
French hotel giant inks deal for new luxury Doha property
Olivier Granet, managing director and CEO of AccorHotels Middle East.
By Staff writer
Wed 14 Dec 2016 02:08 PM

French hospitality giant AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with AlBaker Investments to develop a new Sofitel hotel in West Bay, Doha, Qatar.

The 420 room luxury hotel is expected to open in 2019 and will add to the company's two existing properties in Qatar, in addition to six others under development, a statement said.

In the Middle East, AccorHotels currently operates 87 hotels encompassing over 26,000 rooms with a further 24,000 rooms in the regional pipeline.

Olivier Granet, managing director and COO of AccorHotels Middle East, said: “We are excited to partner with AlBaker Investments to bring the Sofitel brand, one of our most successful international brands, to Qatar.”

A representative of AlBaker Investments added: “We intend on creating a hotel that will produce unique and extraordinary experiences to set a new standard for luxury destinations in Doha. We look forward to a long and fruitful association with AccorHotels.”

The Sofitel Doha West Bay will also offer a wide range of restaurants in addition to a rooftop bar and a lounge with panoramic views over the city.

The property will also offer tailor-made meeting facilities, swimming pools, a SO Fit and a SO Spa.

Granet added: “The Doha West Bay shoreline has grown into one of the most prominent business sites in the capital. AccorHotels’ footprint in this central area is expanding in tandem with the local demand for quality and more refined properties.”

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