SEALINE BEACH RESORT SET TO RE-LAUNCH WITHIN A YEAR FOLLOWING INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION
Iconic resort’s extensive enhancements will include additional twenty villas and room upgrades
Doha, Qatar – 22, November 2015: Sealine Beach Resort, Qatar’s first leisure destination, announced a complete transformation with a number of renovations, expansions and service enhancements across the resort’s rooms, chalets, villas, and its famous recreational facilities. The resort, due for completion by the end of 2016, will feature 97 rooms, suites and villas for guests to bask in redefined luxury comfort.
Owned by Katara Hospitality; Sealine Beach Resort will be re-named Sealine, a Murwab Resort, managed by Murwab Hotel Group, Katara Hospitality’s standalone operating division. The three phased renovation began in August 2015 and will consist of upgrading the existing resort rooms and developing an entirely new wing with 20 additional villas. Sealine Beach Resort will remain fully operational throughout the entire renovation.
His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality, said: "We have invested large sums in the process of upgrading and refurbishing our services and facilities. Sealine Beach Resort is the most popular resort for Qatari families which also caters to the residents in Qatar, neighboring countries and holiday makers from abroad."
Mr. Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, Katara Hospitality Chief Executive Officer added: "This was Sealine Beach Resort’s record year in the number of guests that stayed at the resort. Taking that into consideration and after studying the requirements of the local community, we decided that the resort facilities would benefit from added value services and features to create even more memorable experiences for our guests.”
“We will continue to offer family style resort accommodation, the best water sport facilities in the Mesaieed area and all of the services and amenities that one would expect from Sealine Beach Resort,” added Al-Mulla.
The single largest project will see the complete refurbishment of all 77 of the resort’s existing guest units, all of which feature a private balcony or terrace, completely redecorated and furnished. Renovations will continue in the bathrooms with the installation of new marble, fixtures and vanity amenities.
Loyal adventurous guests will be able to rejuvenate in a complete unique experience at the resort. This investment will enhance Sealine Beach Resort's accommodation and facilities with an additional 20-villas to the 349,309 sq. m resort.
The resort will undergo a rebranding to ‘Sealine, a Murwab Resort’ managed by Murwab Hotel Group, Katara Hospitality’s standalone operating division. Murwab Hotel Group manages an international collection of boutique upscale hotels and brands offering contemporary hospitality steeped in cultural heritage.
The complete transformation will include refurbishment of the existing 77 resort room units, villas, and chalets as well as the entire lobby area which will also feature natural-style furniture and fixtures providing expansive lobby windows soaked in natural light, tranquil surroundings and panoramic sea views. The welcoming ambience of the new lobby and entrance will delight the resort’s guests prior to an enjoyable overnight stay or a few hours on the ocean-front. This phase will also include upgraded equipment and facilities to the back of house areas.
Sealine, a Murwab Resort will feature an additional 20 family style villas, alongside the remaining stretch of the resort's beach, consisting of 3 and 4 bedrooms, each villa with its own private pool. After a successful re-design of the existing 20 villas, the new villas will be even more luxurious. There will be a complete renovation and remodeling of the main kitchen in addition to new facilities for children.
Enhanced Recreational Facilities:
World-Class recreational and entertainment facilities for families and adults will be added to Sealine, a Murwab Resort during this refurbishment process.
“We will also be adding further landscaping as part of the resorts enhancements,” says Sealine Beach Resort General Manager Robert Kunz. “The new additions and renovations will also be visually striking. Guests can look forward to a whole new look and feel to Sealine Beach Resort’s experience in the coming year. The resort has been a cornerstone of the Qatari weekend escape for more than 20 years, with some of the State's most scenic and natural beauty,” adds Kunz.
Recognizing the history and high-profile community presence of Sealine Beach Resort, the new interior design celebrates the resort’s roots by blending rustic qualities of wood and marble accents with lighter finishes, luxury furnishings and Qatari-themed details.
About Sealine Beach Resort
A unique resort in Qatar, Sealine is an oasis of tranquility located amidst the poetical dunes of the Arabian Desert kissed by the blue waters of the Arabian sea. Manicured lawns with an abundance of plants, trees and shrubs really make Sealine Beach Resort an idyllic venue at the magical merging point of the sand and the sea. Ideal for holiday makers as well as for corporate escapes, the resort provides amenities and facilities to satisfy your every need and demand.
Sealine Beach Resort also features: two large outdoor swimming pools, The Pearl all day dining restaurant, Dunes Lounge located on the first floor of the main building with a bar and billiard table, The Grill and Lagoon pool snack bars offering midday snacks and beverages, outdoor and indoor banquet facilities, two flood-lit tennis courts, fitness room with cardiovascular equipment, massage room, steam room and a children's game room. The resorts recreational activities include: horse and camel rides, quad bike rentals, Jet Ski rentals, and many more.
The resort is located in the southern part of Qatar and it is easily accessible through Mesaieed City within 30 minutes’ drive from Hamad International Airport and 50 minutes’ drive from the city centre.
About Murwab Hotel Group
Murwab Hotel Group is Katara Hospitality’s standalone operating division which manages an international collection of boutique upscale hotels and brands offering contemporary hospitality steeped in cultural heritage. The Murwab Hotel Group currently manages properties under its three main areas of business: Murwab Hotels, The Bürgenstock Selection as well as a collection of independent non-branded upscale properties owned both by for 3rd party owners and Katara Hospitality.
Murwab Hotels is a contemporary collection of stylish upscale hotels that offer dynamic and engaging hospitality. Murwab Hotels connect with local culture and traditions to offer truly authentic experiences. The Bürgenstock Selection offers first class Swiss hospitality, luxurious facilities and a stylish symbiosis of the traditional and modern. All three establishments under the Bürgenstock Selection offer high standards of exclusive service and distinctive characteristics.
Murwab Hotel Group also manages a series of independent upper mid-scale properties in Qatar. Each property offers an experience defined by local flavour reflected throughout the design and the distinctive scenography.
About Katara Hospitality
Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar. With more than 45 years’ experience in the industry, Katara Hospitality actively pursues its strategic expansion plans by investing in peerless hotels in Qatar while growing its collection of iconic properties in key international markets. Katara Hospitality’s portfolio has grown to include 35 owned and / or managed hotels and the company is now focused on achieving its target of 60 hotels in its portfolio by 2026. As the country’s flagship hospitality organisation, Katara Hospitality supports Qatar’s long term economic vision.
Katara Hospitality currently owns properties spread across three continents in Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Singapore and Thailand. While it partners with some of the finest hotel management companies, Katara Hospitality operates owned and non-owned hotels through its standalone operating arm, Murwab Hotel Group.
Katara Hospitality has gained global recognition for its contributions to the Qatari and international hospitality landscape, through numerous prestigious accolades from the industry.