Second W Hotel for Doha

W Hotels, the world’s fastest growing luxury hotel brand, has announced plans to open the W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar at the end of 2007. The W Doha, which will be located in the West Bay of Doha on the Qatar peninsula, is the brand’s second hotel planned for the Middle East following the W Dubai Festival City. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, W’s parent company, will manage the hotel on behalf of J&A Jaidah. W Doha will feature 292 guest rooms, including 31 suites and 154 W residences, multiple restaurants, a poolside outdoor shisha lounge, champagne bar, event space and luxury retail space. W Hotels Worldwide president Ross Klein said: “W Doha will offer a level of design, energy and style that does not yet exist in Qatar, while giving our guests access to some of the most authentic and treasured elements of the city, including shopping in traditional souks and desert safaris. “As the Middle East booms as a business and leisure destination, W is proud to offer a new kind of experience for visitors and the local community in this region.” Starwood Europe, Africa & Middle East president Roeland Vos added: “W Doha is another wonderful step for the W brand in an incredibly exciting and dynamic region and another step for Starwood that further solidifies its position as the leading global hotel operator in the Middle East.”

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