Accorhotels, a leading hotel operator, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Al Jassim Group, one of the leading diversified business groups in Qatar, to operate the first Majlis Grand Mercure hotel in Doha, Qatar.
The new upscale property will be AccorHotels’ seventh hotel in Qatar, and is expected to be completed by mid-2018.
Christophe Landais, chief operating officer of AccorHotels Middle East, said: “We are delighted to partner with Al Jassim Group, and are confident that this project will mark the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration. Al Jassim Group has immense regional knowledge with respect to the local culture and business environment. Their expertise in working with international brands and adapting them to the Qatari market makes them the perfect partner for the development of the Majlis Grand Mercure in Doha.”
Majlis Grand Mercure Doha will have a total of 283 keys, consisting of 223 rooms and 60 serviced apartments. The hotel features extensive business, sports and leisure facilities including nine F&B outlets, an infinity swimming pool located on the 9th floor that overlooks the West Bay and the Arabian Gulf sea, a health club, state-of-the-art spa, conference and meeting rooms as well as a large ballroom.
Camille Aoun, director, business development, at Al Jassim Group, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with AccorHotels to work with us towards achieving our vision of building a unique upscale property in the heart of Doha, which will further enhance the tourism and hospitality landscape in the state of Qatar.”
Conveniently located on the C-Ring Road, one of the capital’s main arteries, the hotel will have easy access to Doha’s bustling business district, the corniche, and the airport. It also offers convenient proximity to the Musheireb project in downtown Doha, bringing guests closer to many attractions including Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art, and the upcoming Qatar National Museum.
The Majlis Grand Mercure Doha will be the tallest building in its area upon completion, providing visitors with great views over Doha.
The new property brings the total number of Majlis Grand Mercure hotels in the Middle East to four, following two existing properties in Madinah (Saudi Arabia) and Abu Dhabi (UAE) and another one under development in Sharjah (UAE), due to be completed by 2018.
AccorHotels currently operates 76 hotels in the Middle East.