The ribbon cutting and opening address was followed by a glamorous “Festival of Senses” – a celebration that showcased Hilton Doha’s world-class facilities in a festive setting of food, music and socialising.
At the inaugural ceremony, Rudi Jagersbacher, President, Hilton Worldwide, MEA, said, “We have always been committed to Qatar and our current pipeline of 4 hotels in Doha is a demonstration of our continued interest in this market. For us being the most attractive hotel with the best service is not enough – we are part of this community and it is important that we are good corporate citizens. Therefore, we hope to play an integral part in positioning Doha as a global city, and also in delivering an international experience rooted in local culture to global travellers.”
The new visually stunning 309-room Hilton Doha is ideally located on the headland of the capital city’s prestigious Corniche and boasts a number of leading features including a 750-capacity ballroom, a dedicated conference wing and the first eforea: spa at Hilton in the Middle East. The hotel also features seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms, six restaurants and bars, an outdoor swimming pool, a kids club, a private beach and a view of the Arabian Gulf from every bedroom. Hilton Doha will also open Qatar’s very first Trader Vic’s bar and restaurant.
Andreas Searty, General Manager, Hilton Doha, said, We are a hotel of firsts – we are the first Hilton Worldwide property in Qatar, home to the first world re-known Trader Vic’s in Qatar and have opened the first eforea: spa at Hilton in the Middle East. Our business forecast looks promising and we look forward to being part of Doha’s dynamic hospitality industry.”
The Festival of Senses brought together various musical and culinary elements to celebrate the launch of Doha’s newest hot spot. Musical acts including the Electric Ladies as well as jazz acts and a pianist serenaded the attendees as they mingled in specially created venues set up all around the property.
Hilton Doha is a convenient 15-minute drive from the airport and near to the heart of Doha’s upscale commercial, retail and diplomatic district, including the famous Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art.
Travelers can book a room and learn more about Hilton Doha by visiting www.doha.hilton.com. Guests can also earn free nights and exclusive benefits at Hilton Doha through Hilton HHonors, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning global loyalty programme with over 30 million members.
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