The Pearl-Qatar, the multi-billion dollar offshore island and one of the largest real estate developments in the country today announced that Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will open a new Doha-based property at The Pearl-Qatar.
The 350-room luxury hotel will offer up-market, exquisite suites and dining experiences, complementing the splendour and magnificence of The Pearl-Qatar island.
“We are tremendously thrilled to welcome Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to The Pearl-Qatar,” said Khalil Sholy, Managing Director of United Development Company (UDC), owner and developer of The Pearl-Qatar.
“As one of the most luxurious and prestigious developments in the Middle East, The Pearl-Qatar is attracting some of the world’s leading brands to our island and this is reflected in our partnership with Four Seasons,” he added.
The new Four Seasons Hotel at The Pearl-Qatar will be located within the Porto Arabia district of the island. The hotel will be situated on Marsa Arabia, a 72,000 square meters Island nestled inside Porto Arabia.
“We are delighted to be working with Four Seasons to create a second resort hotel in Doha,” said a spokesperson with Advanced Tourism Investment Company, owner of the new resort as well as the existing Four Seasons Hotel Doha, which opened in 2005.
The addition of its second property at The Pearl-Qatar makes Qatar one of the few countries in the world to be home to multiple Four Seasons hotels.
“The Middle East is a strategic growth area for Four Seasons because of the high need for luxury accommodations to host business travellers from within the region and around the world, and offer leisure travel options,” said Antoine Corinthios, President, Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“Today’s announcement is only the beginning of many more major partnerships to be revealed in the coming months,” said Sholy
“The entire island will be home to over 2 million square feet of retail and commercial facilities, making The Pearl-Qatar a leading shopping and entertainment destination. We look forward to announcing other major groups joining us at The Pearl-Qatar very soon,” he added.
Two years after the process started, The Pearl-Qatar has emerged as the largest island in Qatar waters. During this time, 400 hectares of new land have been created with a 32 kilometre shoreline, three coves, and navigable canals in addition to numerous other features.
“Over the past two years, we’ve made incredible strides and achievements in the development of The Pearl-Qatar. “From concept and design, to the recent full reclamation of land and beginning construction of towers; we have certainly come a long way,” said Sholy.
“The tremendous successes we have so far achieved in the design and construction of the island has allowed us to focus our attention to the vast array of services available at The Pearl-Qatar,” he added.
The Pearl-Qatar is one of the largest and most prestigious real estate projectsin Qatar, offering true freehold ownership opportunities to international buyers.
While all tower plots in Porto Arabia, the first district of the island to be developed, have sold out, tower plots in Viva Bahriya, the second district of the island, continue to generate wide interest and are virtually sold out. Sale of residential units in Viva Bahriya is expected to be launched soon.
Construction of The Pearl-Qatar has been racing ahead and can be viewed from Doha’s waterfront. The island will be home to some 42,000 residents.