Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor that currently has a portfolio of 528 hotels and resorts in 55 countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and Indian Ocean, is pleased to the signing of an upcoming expansion of its portfolio in Qatar. Scheduled to open in mid-2022, the NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel & Beach Club will be the world’s first NH Collection hotel with a beach club.
The hotel is currently in the final stages of development and is located in the Ras Abu Abboud area on the east coast of Doha, midway between the city center and Hamad International Airport. The previous Oasis Hotel, from which the new property takes its name, was on the same site and was Doha’s first ever hotel when it opened in the 1950s. The hotel has a rich history and has been a popular destination for local Qataris, residents and state visitors alike as it has hosted many celebrations and official events.
The completely redeveloped hotel will have a total of 300 guest rooms spread over a mix of superior and deluxe rooms and over 50 suites, all with a design that combines modern and classic elegance. Suites include six 156 square meter Emiri Suites, a 193 square meter Presidential Suite and an impressive Royal Duplex Suite with 332 square meters of luxurious space. The F&B offering will be very strong with six restaurants and bars including two specialty restaurants and a rooftop bar.
Other facilities include men’s and women’s spas and fitness studios, a grand ballroom totaling 1,200 square feet divisible into two, and a mezzanine floor with additional meeting rooms, a business center, and supporting conference rooms. The new hotel will also have a beach club with a swimming pool surrounded by gardens, padel tennis courts and a large car park.
This will be the first NH collection to be launched outside of the brand’s traditional territories of Europe and America. NH Collection hotels are designed for discerning business and leisure travelers looking for strategic locations in key international destinations. The brand combines thoughtful attention to detail, outstanding service, world-class innovative products, cutting-edge technology and genuine local gastronomy.
The new property is owned by members of the Darwish family, a prestigious household in Qatar who are involved in various commercial sectors.
Mr. Darwish expressed his delight at working with Minor International to operate the new NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel & Beach Club after recognizing the group for their extensive expertise in managing five star hotels around the world combined with the requirements of Middle Eastern hospitality East, Far East and Europe and the family look forward to what the hotel will bring to Qatar hospitality and tourism.