Msheireb Properties picks Hyatt to operate 5-star hotel in flagship development
Park Hyatt Doha to offer world-class facilities when it opens in Msheireb Downtown
Qatar, October 05, 2011
Msheireb Hospitality, a subsidiary of Msheireb Properties, announced today that it has appointed Hyatt Hotel Corporation to manage one of the four hotels in its flagship Msheireb Downtown Doha project.
Park Hyatt Doha will be a distinctive five-star hotel, located within the heart of the business district of Msheireb Downtown while maintaining excellent access to the airport and Doha’s other business districts.
Msheireb Downtown, the world's first sustainable urban regeneration project, will regenerate 31 hectares site in the historical heart of Doha. The project aims to transform the old commercial and business district into the vibrant, cohesive and culturally alive city centre that it once was.
A US $5.5 billion multipurpose development, Msheireb aims to change the way people live and work in an urban environment. Through the project, Msheireb Properties is setting new standards for urban regeneration in hot and arid countries around the globe. The company will accomplish this challenging vision by creating a total neighbourhood regeneration focused on sustainable lifestyles.
Abdul Aziz Al Emadi, CEO of Msheireb Hospitality said: “We are delighted to work with Hyatt Hotel Corporation, the world's leading hotel brand. Hyatt shares our passion in creating a new hub in this part of the city, which integrates the best elements of Doha’s historical heritage with innovative facilities.
“Like other Park Hyatt hotels around the world, Park Hyatt Doha, will provide an unparalleled experience of elegance and contemporary luxury. Our strategy is to introduce innovative and integrated hospitality products that will enrich the hospitality sector in Doha and contribute to the broader vision of the country; supporting the tourism industry to promote Qatar as an international tourist destination.”
Peter Norman, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, Hyatt International Europe, Africa and Middle East, said: “Park Hyatt Doha will further our goal of being the preferred brand for global travellers, and will enhance the presence of Hyatt-branded hotels in the Middle East.”
"We have been actively increasing our full-service portfolio in the Middle East with the upcoming Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas and Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. Park Hyatt Doha will further add to our luxury portfolio and offer the personalized luxury and discreet service that Park Hyatt hotels around the world offer," said Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International, South West Asia.
Park Hyatt Doha will blend perfectly into the richness of Msheireb Downtown, offering guests a full slate of five-star amenities and unparalleled levels of personal service. It will feature 181 rooms and suites, 1,750 square metres of state-of-the-art recreation and leisure facilities, including spa and gym, and more than 2,000 square metres of ballroom and meeting spaces equipped with advanced audio, visual and communications technologies to conduct corporate level business gathering and meetings.
With 1,660 square metres of carefully defined food and beverages outlets, Park Hyatt Doha will feature two main restaurants and a terrace lounge that will help position the hotel as the most sought-after destination in town.
In addition to Park Hyatt Doha, Park Hyatt Hotels has 14 under development, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Além-Tejo, Portugal; St. Georges, Bermuda; Changbaishan, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Sanya Sunny Bay, China; Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, India; Marrakech, Morocco; New York City, United States; and Vienna, Austria.
About Msheireb Properties
Msheireb Properties is a real estate company and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation. The company was established as a commercial venture to support the Foundation’s aims, as well as the goals of Qatar’s 2030 Vision.
Msheireb Properties’ mission is to change the way people think about urban living and improve their overall quality of life, through innovations that encourage social interaction, respect for culture, and greater care for the environment.
Msheireb Properties spent three years researching Qatari architecture and numerous approaches to urban planning all over the world with the most respected experts in the industry – in order to realise an architectural language rooted in the best of the past that may be preserved for and by future generations.
The company’s name, Msheireb, means ‘a place to drink water’ and is the historical name of the downtown area of Doha. The company’s corporate identity depicts the mouth of a stone well, a feature of traditional Gulf societies, and its distinct ink effect evokes classical Arabic calligraphy.
Msheireb Properties recently achieved ISO certification from the British Standards Institution for quality (ISO 9001:2008), environmental performance (ISO 14001:2004), and occupational health and safety (BS OHSAS 18001:2007).
The company has also earned widespread industry recognition, including at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards in Cannes, France.
In May 2011 Msheireb Properties launched a dynamic research project with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. This joint exercise will examine the potential for sustainable urban development in the Gulf and produce a shared intellectual resource, the Gulf Encyclopedia for Sustainable Urbanism, to encourage best practice.
About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations and highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in many of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for smaller groups, critically-acclaimed art and food and beverage programs, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 26 Park Hyatt hotels in locations around the world, including: Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Saigon, San Diego, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich.