CHICAGO (December 13, 2021) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) 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.
For more information, please visit andaz.com.
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Global in scale while local in perspective, the Andaz brand of luxury lifestyle hotels weaves the sights, sounds, and tastes of each property’s surroundings for a distinctively local experience. Through thoughtful, unscripted service tailored for travelers, Andaz hotels enable guests to go beyond the familiar and satiate their curiosity while immersing them in the spirit of the eclectic culture around them. Twenty-five Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, Andaz Singapore, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Andaz Seoul Gangnam, Andaz Xiamen, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Andaz Dubai The Palm, Andaz Shenzhen Bay, and Andaz Bali. For more information, please visit andaz.com. Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.
About Al Mirqab Tourist Company
Al Mirqab Tourist Company had started its operations in the year 2005. It's primary motive is to develop the hospitality business in Qatar. We have achieved high grade in providing the service to the residential services of the high class society in the heart of the city. As part of the experienced esteemed hotel group, Al Mirqab Tourist Company developed contemporary boutique hotels in Iconic locations within our home city of Doha and beyond. We embrace the art, architecture, music and literature of Qatar and deliver it with a very personal touch. A warm welcome is the mark of Qatari hospitality and our company promises to deliver that special feeling for every minute of your stay.
Whether is the thoughtful attention paid by our staff, inspiring creative environment or the delight of our unique dining experiences, our guest will leave rewarded and looking forward to their return. We believe that the culture of Qatari hospitality is the precious tradition, and Al Mirqab Tourist Company was born from the desire to share it with the world. We had started our new project with Hyatt Hotels under the brand name of Andaz and will introduce new visitor Qatar's proud history and evolving culture aspiration.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of September 30, 2021, Hyatt’s portfolio included more than 1,000 hotel and all-inclusive properties in 69 countries across six continents, and the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group added 96 properties in 10 countries as of November 1, 2021. Hyatt’s offerings include the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt™, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brands, as well as resort and hotel brands under the AMR™ Collection, including Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Breathless® Resorts & Spas, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Alua® Hotels & Resorts, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Hyatt’s subsidiaries operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and the Trisept Solutions® travel technology platform. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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Hyatt – Europe, Africa and Middle East and Southwest Asia