Hyatt Hotels announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Al Mirqab Tourist Company LLC to debut the Andaz brand in Qatar. The 318-guestroom Andaz Doha is expected to open in fall 2022, at the same time football fans around the world will turn their eyes to Qatar. The hotel will mark the fourth Hyatt hotel in the country.
The Andaz brand of luxury lifestyle hotels offer distinctively local experiences that stimulate the senses. Andaz means “personal style” in Hindi, and Andaz hotels celebrate the individuality of every guest and speaks to the uniqueness of each locale. Every Andaz property stands out as an elevated reflection of the culture that surrounds it – capturing the best of local design and cuisine – while delivering thoughtful, unscripted service. Andaz hotels enable guests to go beyond the familiar and satiate their curiosity about the world and local cultures through immersive experiences that capture the true essence of the surrounding destination.
The 318-room hotel with stunning sea views will be located in the prestigious West Bay area of Doha, nestled amongst embassies, consulates and key government institutions. Situated within close proximity to a cosmopolitan blend of restaurants, residential and retail space, the hotel will cater to travelers searching for the best of local culture. It will feature four distinct food and beverage outlets offering a wide range from local flavors to international dishes while creating a vibrant social scene. All dining options will boast modern design and an innovative approach to drinking and dining.
“We are honored to announce plans for the Andaz brand in Qatar in our second collaboration with Al Mirqab Group as part of our ever-expanding brand presence in the country,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, Hyatt’s Dubai-based regional vice president of development, Middle East and Africa. “Doha is a thriving hub for our lifestyle offerings and Andaz Doha is poised to become one of the city’s most innovative destinations. Looking forward, Qatar will continue to remain a key focus for Hyatt as we build our strong pipeline across the Middle East in destinations that truly matter to our guests. With its burgeoning luxury and lifestyle sector, Qatar will continue to represent an important market for Hyatt.”
“It is an honor to announce this prestigious project, as Andaz Doha will provide signature touchpoints designed to elevate the senses through meaningful and regionally distinctive guest offerings to today’s luxury traveller looking to immerse themselves into Qatar’s culture,” said the Chairman of Al Mirqab Tourist Company. “Sharing a vision with Hyatt to create experiences that showcase Qatar’s authentic character for locals as well as guests from all over the world is what will set us apart.”
Andaz Doha will mark the third Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East, building on the success of UAE properties, Andaz Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi and Andaz Dubai The Palm. The hotel will add to Hyatt’s existing portfolio of properties in Qatar; joining Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, Park Hyatt Doha and Grand Hyatt Doha Hotels and Villas, reinforcing Hyatt’s commitment to grow with intent with local hotel owners who share Hyatt’s ambition for thoughtful growth.