Katara’s new luxury beachfront hotel will be a global destination

The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara said its luxury resort will soon open, the Chedi Katara Hotel and Resort by GHM will be a year-round global destination.

Katara said the future hotel was among his most recent projects and shared computer-generated design photos of the hotel on social media. The boutique hotel operated by GHM Hotels will have 59 rooms and suites, and 32 villas. It is expected to open in July, ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled for November.

According to GHM, the Chedi Katara Hotel and Resort will occupy a beachfront location in the historic Katara Cultural Village, which spans 100 hectares. It includes theaters, concert halls, exhibition galleries, mosques, restaurants, shops, a park and an open amphitheater.

“The region is a magnet for affluent travelers and Qataris eager to explore the region’s cultural heritage. All Katara pedestrian attractions will be accessible from the property, on foot or by buggy,” GHM said. The Chedi Hotel also has branches in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Switzerland and Montenegro.

GHM Managing Director Tommy Lai said, “Katara Cultural Village is a microcosm of everything Qatar stands for and aspires to be.

He added: “Our resort will be both a springboard and a respite for one of the most invigorating experiences in the region. It is an oasis of calm and heritage in the middle of a dynamic and modern city.” The design pays homage to the glories of Indian Mughal architecture and a touch of Ottoman influence.

The hotel will house a lobby lounge with 180° sea views, a spa and fitness center, as well as rooms and suites with terraces and views of the Arabian Gulf and the skyline of Doha.

The architect of the hotel is WATG which has over 75 years of extraordinary hospitality, entertainment and gaming, residential and urban mixed-use design in over 170 countries.

The 32 villas range from one to five bedrooms, each with a private garden and pool.

A long lap pool and an infinity pool are also part of the hotel’s features, apart from the exclusive cigar lounge, an all-day dining restaurant, among others.

The general manager of the Chedi Katara Hotel and Resort is Morton Johnston, while Ali Moussa will be the director of sales and marketing. Johnston held the same position at the Chedi Muscat in Oman for over five years before moving to Qatar. He said the opening of the hotel “will redefine bespoke hospitality in the GCC region”.

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