Kempinski To Manage Two 5 Star Luxury Properties In Doha
Kempinski Hotels and Alfardan Group of Qatar celebrate today the official signing of a management agreement for the soon to be launched Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha with a great event reflecting the luxury image of Kempinski and Alfardan Group.
The uniquely square-structured project is developed by the Alfardan Group, whose name is associated with luxury in the market, marks the entry of European luxury hotel group, Kempinski, to the capital city of Doha. This strong alliance is believed to bring synergies of mutual benefits.
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, is currently in the final phases of construction and outfitting, to meet its expected launch date in March 2010 to be Kempinski’s first Residence Property to open in the Middle East and Africa Region.
Located at the heart of Doha’s central business district – West Bay –, the 62 floor Residence tower is one of the tallest in the capital city, boasting 370 luxury serviced residences for short, mid, and long-term rental, offering stunning sea views complemented with a variety of facilities including two indoor swimming pools for adults and families, an extensive gym area with state-of-the art fitness equipment, male and female steam room, treatment rooms and a day care Center for kids. Additionally, the residence tower hosts various restaurants and cafes including an all day dining restaurant, a high-end gourmet shop and café, a bar at the leisure area as well as twenty four hour room service.
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Ulrich Eckhardt, President Middle East and Africa for Kempinski Hotels says: “Qatar is an oil-rich country of strategic interest to Kempinski Hotels group, due to its investment in social and economic sectors, and the development of Qatar as a ‘brand’ model for the Middle East.”
Omar Alfardan, President of Alfardan Group commented: “Kempinski Residences and Suites Doha, personifies elegance and privacy. Kempinski Hotels is considered one of the world’s most renowned luxury operators and has long reflected the finest traditions of European hospitality. The alliance with Kempinski Hotels underpins Alfardan’s long-term strategy of collaborating with leading innovative companies, enjoying a sustainable business model. We are delighted to welcome Kempinski Hotels to Doha and look forward to a solid partnership.”
Reto Wittwer, Kempinski President & Chief Executive Officer commented by saying: “The strategic partnership between Kempinski Hotels and Alfardan Group in Qatar, has started with the announcement of this residence property and will continue with the upcoming announcement of our stunning new project on the Pearl, Kempinski Hotel, Marsa Malaz and many more mutually fruitful opportunities.”
The modern fully furnished residences vary between one and three bedroom apartments in addition to various four to six bedroom duplex and triplex penthouses on the top floors with their own in-house scenic lifts. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens and offer spectacular views of the magnificent waters of Doha and of the Pearl Island. The contemporary interior design features subdued colors and understated elegance.
Emel Atikkan, General Manager, Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha says “The prime location of the property, combined with its superlative facilities, give Kempinski a great opportunity to positively establish our brand in Doha. We strongly believe that Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha will be a great addition to Kempinski’s Collection of Individuals located in many of the world's most well known cities and resorts, which includes hotels in the grand manner, pace-setting modern establishments, and older hotels and palaces of distinguished heritage and individual charm.”