Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the reopening of Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel after extensive renovations. An iconic landmark in Doha for more than 30 years, the hotel emerges from a complete restoration featuring extraordinary 1980s architecture and design, unique to the region, while the operational and technology systems have been upgraded to address the needs of today’s business and leisure travellers.
Known to be the city’s favourite gathering place, the hotel celebrated its reopening with the residents of Qatar on 18th December, the country’s National Day.
In the words of His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality, the owners of the hotel: “Sheraton Doha was envisioned as a place the Qatari people could be proud of, a prestigious hotel that could host both international gatherings and occasions of celebration. It served as the early focal point of West Bay, its distinctive pyramid profile a monument to the heritage and future of Qatar. Newly restored to its original grandeur, Sheraton Doha once again serves as a symbol of the growth and development that have made Doha what it is today.”
“Sheraton Doha is one of our first Sheraton hotels in the Middle East and has been a local icon since it opened in 1982. It is an honour for us to be part of the city’s development and history,” said Guido de Wilde, Senior Vice President, Regional Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East. “Together with our long-time partner, Katara Hospitality, we are proud to continue to set new hospitality benchmarks and strengthen our presence in Qatar.”
Sheraton Doha welcomed its first guests in 1982 on the occasion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit. The hotel has been hosting the GCC Summit since its opening and continued its commitment to the event by hosting the 35th anniversary of the summit in December 2014.
Sheraton Doha offers 371 completed renovated and beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites, all of which feature traditional Qatari design, comfortable work spaces, a balcony with spectacular sea or city views, and a restful night’s sleep in the signature Sheraton Sweet SleeperTM Bed. Guests staying in one of the hotel’s 64 luxurious suites also enjoy complimentary airport pickups for added convenience.
The new and luxurious Sheraton Club Lounge, now twice its previous size, offers exclusive access to guests staying in Club Rooms and above. Mixing business and comfort, guests can stay connected or simply relax with complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks available throughout the day to cap a long day of meetings. Free internet access and use of the business center access are also included.