Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has announced a new partnership with Accor, a world-class hospitality group, with the two-fold signing of Raffles and Fairmont hotels in Qatar.
The agreement consolidates the partnership between Accor and Katara Hospitality — that already owns several landmark hotels managed by Accor —with the property set to open in 2022.
Symbolically intertwined with Qatar’s heritage, the Iconic Towers in Lusail are an architectural translation of Qatar’s national seal, representing the traditional scimitar swords.
The arched towers will host a five-star hotel containing 361 rooms and suites to cater to discerning business travelers and a six-star hotel with 132 suites and 49 branded apartments to become home to permanent residents. Entertainment and recreational facilities include specialist boutiques, VIP movie theaters, signature restaurants, and a private Cigar Lounge.
Accor currently operates six properties (1,378 keys) in Qatar across five brands, including Movenpick, Mondrian and MGallery, with nine additional hotels (2,920 keys) in the pipeline.
Katara Hospitality’s portfolio of operating hotels and those under development has reached 42 assets globally, encompassing over 8,000 rooms. It aims to reach 60 properties by 2030.