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GRAND HYATT DOHA ON SCHEDULE TO OPEN EARLY 2008

The opening of Grand Hyatt Doha in Spring 2008 will mark Qatar’s entry into the glittering world of 5­star Hyatt hotels in the Arabian Gulf region. Park Hyatt Dubai, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Hyatt Regency Dubai and Grand Hyatt Muscat have established themselves as leading hotels in the region, winning international awards for service and style.

Grand Hyatt Doha will blend the architectural themes of the ancient world with contemporary technology, but rather than simply re­creating a palace, the interior design is clear about what is new and what may be old. The interiors blend historic architectural elements with contemporary materials which are rich, subdued and comfortable. Lighting plays a key role to highlight certain elements and to create the moods and changing themes throughout the day and night. Crystals and tinted glass elements add sparkle and jewelled effects. The public areas replicate the inner courts of an Emir’s palace, once filled with visiting emissaries from the ancient world, but today filled with discerning international travellers.

The architecture and the magnificent entry spaces are the strongest reminders of the palace imagery, which is the basis for the inspiration of the concept and of the hotel.

The central court, or atrium, is surrounded on two levels by lounges, restaurants and the lobby bar. This space will be the hub of the hotel and the centre of activity. Through the four­storey high windows there are spectacular views towards the centre of Doha, the Pearl Island and over the beach and gardens surrounding the hotel. The bamboo garden, with its dancing fountain and dramatic crystal rain, is a feature of the central atrium.

The guestrooms and suites are spacious and luxurious, with rich woods such as yew and walnut, complementing fine textiles. The over­sized marble bathrooms open into the bedrooms, but are designed to allow for whatever level of privacy a guest may choose.

The hotel will have extensive facilities for conferences in the various meeting rooms and boardrooms of the large conference centre. Major events can be accommodated in the magnificent 1,500 sq m ballroom under crystallized domes.

There will be fitness facilities, with an indoor pool and spa with individual and couples’ spa suites, in an elegant garden setting with indoor tranquillity pools.

The restaurants are each individually designed and will feature show kitchens highlighting the international cuisines being presented. The Lobby Bar will feature a fine wine display, a walk­in humidor and a fireplace in an elegant drawing room setting overlooking the atrium.

GRAND HYATT DOHA FACT SHEET – UPDATED FEBRUARY 08

 

Hotel

249 rooms on 5 floors

2 presidential suites

2 diplomatic suites

Ladies’ and men’s spa with 12 treatment rooms (6 each)

Joint fitness area

Indoor lap pool

Outdoor pool and children’s pool

1,500 sq m ballroom

3 boardrooms

6 meeting rooms

VIP entry and lounge area

Restaurants

Lobby Lounge

Lobby Bar with walk­in humidor and terrace seating

Argentine café­style steak house brasserie with outdoor seating

Indochine/Thai restaurant with private dining room, outside seating and show kitchen

Poolside Mediterranean restaurant with show kitchen

Panini café with retail outlet

Up­market retail shops

About Global Hyatt Corporation

Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers over 735 hotels and resorts (over 136,000 rooms) in more than 44 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt branded hotels and resorts under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Resorts®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brands. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of the Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc., which franchises Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns and Suites.

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For further information:

Ms. Malene Rydahl
Director of Public Relations
Europe, Africa & Middle East
Phone.: +41 21 683 52 35
Mobile.: +41 7 92 86 23 52
E¬mail: malene.rydahl@hyattintl.com