By Sarah Campbell
One of Doha’s oldest hotels, the Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort, will have a new inside and outside look by the end of the year.
One of Doha’s oldest hotels, the Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort, will have a new inside and outside look by the end of the year. Several plans in restructuring the 23-year-old property have been confirmed by the owning company, Qatar National Hotels (QNH).
The first and second floor, including 99 rooms and suites, will undergo a total renovation from July until November. American interior designer, Hirsch & Bender, who also was in charge of previous renovations at Sheraton Doha, will be heading up the team as it upgrades guest rooms.
A typical modern Irish Pub will be established in the former bowling area on the ground floor. Guests can enter through a separate entrance and do not have to walk cross the main lobby of the hotel. This project is planned on being in operation by the year 2006.
Further, the main kitchen will also be renovated. This step will also be completed by 2006. Moreover, all restaurants will be upgraded by the end of this year.
Spa facilities are also to be added, with a new spa centre and 25m swimming pool under construction.
The hotel last underwent refurbishment in 2004, when it completed the renovation of 111 rooms and installed wireless and wired high speed internet access throughout the whole property, including guest rooms and suites, all 26 meeting and banqueting facilities, the hotel lobby, the health & recreation club, the beach and the swimming pool area.