Marriott Opens 580-Room Hotel in Doha

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s business and leisure brand is currently gaining ground across the Middle East and Africa.
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Doha, Qatar—Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s business and leisure brand is currently gaining ground across the Middle East and Africa. Marquis is an extension of the Marriott Hotels and JW Marriott Hotels brands. It includes properties distinguished either by their unique location or by the exclusive amenities they have to offer such as expansive meeting facilities, multiple restaurants and grand public spaces. The Marquis portfolio has so far consisted of U.S. properties located in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston and Washington, D.C. The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is the first Marquis outside of the United States, thus a premiere in the Middle East.

The new hotel is located in the middle of Doha’s so-called Diplomatic area and came to life by conjoining three properties, the Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center and Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center. The facility with 580 guest rooms–120 of which are configured as luxury apartment suites, 18 conference rooms and close to 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space is only 15 minutes from the Hamad International Airport. Its location in Doha’s West Bay business district allows for panoramic views of the city skyline, the Arabian Gulf and Doha Corniche—a waterfront promenade extending for several kilometers along the Doha Bay. On-site dining options are available featuring award winning restaurants, as well as an indoor- outdoor pool, fitness center and spa.

“We are extremely proud to be the first Marriott Marquis property outside of the United States,” Andreas Wissdorf, general mManager of the new Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel said. He considers Doha a dynamic city and a professional business destination and therefore, he sees great potential in both the meeting capacity and the leisure appeal of the complex. “We saw an opportunity to enhance our offerings through the Marriott Hotels brand, adding some key features and facilities such as the ‘Greatroom,’ ‘Future of Meetings’ and ‘Mobile Guest Services,” he says.