Qatar Tourism and Exhibitions Authority revealed its new
strategy, set to increase hotel establishment capacity from their current 7,000
luxury rooms to over 29,000 rooms by 2012, the equivalent of over a 400% increase.
Exhibiting at Arabian Travel Market, Qatar Tourism and Exhibitions Authority hosted
on its stand debuting hotels newly launched in Doha, like the luxurious Arabian
inspired Grand Hyatt, the distinctive contemporary W hotel, and other
internationally recognized lavish brands, bound to open hotels soon.
"ATM gave us a great exposure to promote our recently open hotel" commented Amine
Pierre Hachem, Sales Manager of Grand Hyatt Doha "Our business resort is a unique
product in the Doha market, combining business with leisure. We proud to be the
first hotel to have a Thai restaurant "Isaan" and we are looking forward to the
opening of our new Arabia-inspired "Jaula" Spa in June, which will offer 14
treatments to our guests."
A lot of visitors stopped at the Qatar stand to know more about the first W branded
Hotel in the Middle East, the ultimate expression of style and sophistication: "W
Hotel Doha offers a unique mix of innovative design, confort and cultural influences
from fashion to music and art. The two concept restaurants of the world-renowned
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten every night are fully booked" said Berta Beran,
Accaunt Manager at W Hotel Doha.
The bubbling capital of Qatar is to welcome new exciting place to live and stay. "We
had very busy days here at ATM: we met lots of buyers and visitors keen to see what
Qatar has to offer. Qatar is the next destination in the GCC and the big interest
showed by visitors coming to Qatar's stand and asking for information and brochures
can be a proof" commented Sandra Schulze, Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Communication and Gareth Greening, Director of Sales and Marketing at Renaissance
Doha. Opening early 2010, the three new hotels Renaissance, Courtyard Marriott and
Mariott executive apartments, will be ideally located in the new vibrant business
district of West Bay and will be ready to offer in one location more than 450 rooms,
123 apartments on the 21 floors, 17 meeting rooms with over 2000 square meters of
flexible event space.
Mr Ahmed A. Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Qatar Tourism & Exhibitions Authority today
announced Qatar's participation in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai as a
great success : "QTEA sponsorship of the Hosted Buyers Club was of primary support,
considering the numbers of people attending the Club: during the four days of ATM
the Buyers Club hosted a high number of CEOs, Managing Directors, owners and
partners of different companies. Qatar's hospitality once more hailed very
interested buyers coming from all over the globe, attracted by the new rising
destination of the Middle East."
The sponsorship of the Hosted Buyers Club is a part of QTEA's marketing strategy for
this year. Qatar Tourism & Exhibitions Authority sponsored in the past months
several events, such as Qatar Career Fair 2009, Project Qatar 2009 Exhibition and
Qatar Speed Boats Race. QTEA will be sponsoring the 3rd Economic Forum in the
Qatar Tourism & Exhibitions Authority will continue the promotion of Qatar to other
international exhibitions, such as the upcoming IMEX, the Worldwide exhibition for
incentive travel meetings, to be held in Frankfurt at the end of this month.
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