IHG debuts in Qatar with Holiday Inn Doha
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park, in partnership with the Trans Orient Group.
The opening marks the brand’s debut in the country and will be the 24th Holiday Inn in the Middle East. The new-build 307-room hotel is situated in the centre of Doha’s CBD, next to the existing Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park on Al Matar Street, a 15-minute drive from Hamad International Airport.
The hotel has a 907-square meter pillarless ballroom, seven meeting and function rooms, a private bridal room, and a multi-purpose business centre, gym, an outdoor swimming pool and a pool lounge. Dining concepts include Italian restaurant, Sirocco, and the burger-centric franchise, Stock Burger & Co.
Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said: “We are thrilled to open our first Holiday Inn hotel in Qatar, in partnership with Trans Orient Group. We are especially honoured to partner on the second hotel with H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani and we are confident that Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park will be as successful as our first venture together, Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park.”
“The comfort, convenience and friendliness that the brand is recognised for worldwide, along with a strategic location and proximity to Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park will be welcomed by both leisure and business travellers visiting Doha from both international and domestic markets.”
H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, Trans Orient Group, said: “It is our pleasure to work with IHG once again in bringing the Holiday Inn brand to Qatar, and to grow our hospitality portfolio. IHG brings a strong, global distribution system along with one of world’s largest loyalty programmes, which will add great value to the hotel’s world-class facilities and favourable location.”