St. Regis Hotel in Doha to be run by Starwood

ABU DHABI — Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced a 30-year management agreement with Alfardan Group for the management of a new luxury 346-room St. Regis hotel in Doha, Qatar , which is expected to open on May 1, 2010.

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Published: Sun 4 Feb 2007, 8:35 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:48 PM

The St. Regis Doha Hotel will be located on the beachfront in the West Bay area of Doha, which is the emerging commercial heart of the city and contains the majority of the new commercial developments. The hotel will comprise two reflecting towers and 18 bungalows. The two 'reflecting' towers, each consisting of 14 floors, will offer 328 ocean front guest rooms including 246 rooms and 82 suites.

"We are very excited about this opportunity to expand the St.Regis

brand and particularly in the Middle East where the bespoke service is an integral part of the culture of hospitality," said Roeland Vos, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Africa and Middle East.

"Alfardan has undergone a thorough operator screening process to match its unrivaled level of quality and service, and we proudly announce the development of the St. Regis Doha," said Omar Alfardan, President of Alfardan Group.

Guests of the St.Regis Doha will be treated to the signature services for which the St. Regis is renowned worldwide, including its renowned St. Regis butler service, concierge, exquisite design, and a Spa.

The St. Regis Doha will also offer 4,100 square metres of meeting and conference space, business centre, shops, parking area, four restaurants — all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurant, outdoor restaurant, lounge bar and a cigar bar — and for relaxation and recreation a 1,200 square metre Spa is being planned, offering 8 to 10 treatment rooms, in addition to a fitness centre spreading across 1,200 square metres with state-of-the-art equipment.

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