Spain's Melia plans to open third Doha hotel in 2017

Hospitality firm says hotel will be operated under the Innside by Meliá brand and will have 192 rooms
Spain's Melia plans to open third Doha hotel in 2017
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By Staff writer
Mon 01 Feb 2016 03:46 PM

Spain's Meliá Hotels International has announced plans to open a new hotel in Doha as part of its expansion plan in Middle Eastern markets.

The hotel will be operated under the Innside by Meliá brand, which becomes the third of the Spanish company's brands to achieve a presence in Qatar.

The hotel will be located close to the new Qatar National Museum, with views of the West Bay skyline, the company said in a statement.

The Innside Doha will open in 2017, becoming the third hotel for the company after the Meliá Doha, which opened in 2015, and the future ME Doha.

It will have 192 rooms, a signature restaurant, lobby lounge, business centre, fitness centre with spa, a rooftop terrace with a pool deck area and a club F&B concept on the 13th floor.

Meliá currently has 21 hotels in the pipeline in the UK, US, Germany, Chile, Venezuela, UAE, China, Indonesia, Malasia, Italy, Colombia and Brazil.

The company said it has targeted Qatar for growth as it is the country with the highest income per capita and has become a focal point in the Middle East after landing the winning bid for the 2022 World Cup.

"Significant infrastructural and real estate projects in Qatar will be completed during the coming decade, driving the growth of demand for transient accommodation in Doha," the statement said.

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