BANGKOK, 22 August 2019: Centara Hotels & Resorts, signed a hotel management agreement for two new hotels owned by Doha-based Al Bandary Hotel Management LLC.
The agreement represents the third and fourth Doha properties Centara will manage on behalf of Al Bandary.
The group owns Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha, an upscale property that opened earlier this year and recently earned an official five-star classification from the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC); and the previously signed Centara Grand Hotel Doha scheduled for opening in 2020.
The B Premiere Hotel, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection, is a new 85-key boutique property located on Al Rawabi Street, within a 10-minute drive from many of the city’s popular attractions, shopping malls and event venues, and 20 minutes by car from Hamad International Airport. The hotel is expected to open by the end of 2019.
The 167-key Centara Al Bustan Hotel Doha is currently under construction and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2021.
“We are very excited to be expanding our partnership with Al Bandary with our second and third Doha properties, following the successful launch of Centara West Bay Residences & Suites earlier this year. Doha is a key gateway city and a strategic development destination for Centara,” said Centara Hotels & Resorts chief executive officer Thirayuth Chirathivat.
The B Premiere Hotel will feature four room categories: City View, City View Suite King, Boutique Suite King, and Premiere Suite King. City View rooms range from 32 to 38 sqm, while suite accommodation measures 50 to 60 sqm.
The hotel’s dining venues will include Zing café on the lobby level; Celeste Bistro, offering all-day dining; and Sheesh Lebanese Grill, the hotel’s signature rooftop restaurant.
The hotel will be equipped with a Cenfit fitness centre; swimming pool with Jacuzzi; separate male and female spas with steam rooms and saunas; flexible meeting room space; and a Cense by Cenvaree spa.
Qatar’s strategic location at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa has helped it become one of the world’s most prosperous economies, and one which continues to see robust growth and development — including a sustained upward trend in tourism and visitor arrivals, helped by easier visa requirements and a diverse calendar of visitor-friendly events and festivals including the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
These newest additions to the company’s portfolio of properties takes Centara’s hotel count in Doha to four, with a luxurious hotel also owned by Al Bandary Hotel Management LLC under the Centara Grand brand set to open in the first half of 2020.