(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
*The Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha is set to reinvent the 5-star experience in Qatar
The Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, Qatar’s first luxury beach resort to pioneer the all-inclusive lifestyle concept, opened its doors on Tuesday in time to welcome more than a million football fans for the upcoming World Cup. FIFA world 2022.
The event highlights a unique brand of hospitality that Katara Hospitality, in partnership with Accor and Rixos Hotels, is presenting for the first time in Qatar.
The hotel reiterates the brand’s commitment to creating an elevated 360° experience for its guests.
The managers of Katara Hospitality and Rixos Hotels lead the inauguration ceremony. PHOTO: Katara Hospitality.
“We are very proud to witness the reopening of the fully restored Gulf Hotel Doha in partnership with Rixos Hotels; 50 years ago, Gulf Hotel was the country’s first five-star hotel and helped lead the hospitality industry in Qatar,” said Katara Hospitality Vice President and Qatari Diar CEO Engineer Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah. .
“The main objective of the project’s restoration was to celebrate Qatar’s heritage and bring back the building’s original iconic identity. The Rixos brand is firmly rooted in the generous and authentic approach to hospitality as the origins and traditions of Turkish heritage, and we are pleased to welcome Turkish hospitality to Qatar with the opening of the first Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha,” he added.
The Farmhouse is an all-day dining restaurant that features high-quality farm-fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on authentic Turkish cuisine. PHOTO: Katara Hospitality
Since opening in 1973 as the Gulf Hotel, the building itself has become a landmark in the city and this new venture is reinventing the property with luxurious offerings under the All-Inclusive concept within the Rixos brand.
Founded in 2000, the fast-growing Turkish hotel brand has redefined the meaning of all-inclusive by creating individual and meaningful experiences through an unlimited selection of premium products and services in bucket list worthy destinations.
“This emblematic monument is the ideal place to present Rixos and its All-Inclusive concept in Qatar. The Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha perfectly balances the stark contrast between the 1970s architecture of one of Doha’s most recognized landmarks with all the style and functionality expected of a 21st century luxury hotel,” said the President of Rixos, Fettah Tamince.
The new venture is reinventing ownership with luxurious offerings under the All-Inclusive concept within the Rixos brand.
The Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha consists of two towers comprising 378 luxurious rooms and suites. The rooms combine comfort and state-of-the-art technology to satisfy all guests. The hotel features the brand’s highly acclaimed signature Anjana Spa.
Offering luxurious amenities for different age groups, the hotel offers a vibrant entertainment program, multiple restaurants, an engaging kids’ club, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha’s dining outlets include the Farmhouse, the all-day dining restaurant that features high-quality farm-fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on authentic Turkish cuisine; Rasa offers customers Indian classics with a modern twist; Mr Tailor, a steakhouse offering the best cuts of meat and showcasing Eastern Mediterranean cuisine; Crust, the 24-hour lobby lounge featuring a bakery with desserts; and M Lounge. The Exclusive Sports Club and Rixy Kids Club are among the attractions.
Since opening in 1973 as the Gulf Hotel, the building itself has become a landmark in the city. PHOTO: Katara Hospitality
Andrew Humphries, Acting CEO of Katara Hospitality, said: “Today marks a key milestone for Katara Hospitality with the reopening of the Gulf Hotel, known to be the first 5-star hotel in Doha, and reiterates the hotel to create an elevated brand experience. for the guests.”
Rixos Hotels UAE Regional General Manager Cenk Unverdi said, “The opening of Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha is a monumental achievement for everyone involved, and the introduction of the all-inclusive concept to Qatar’s hospitality landscape reiterate the hotel’s commitment to creating an elevated brand experience. for the guests.”
General Manager of Rixos Gulf Doha Hotel, Sherif Kasseb, said: “The Qatari market is ripe for an all-inclusive destination where the only concern of guests is to sit back and relax while all their needs are taken care of. . The Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha fills this gap in the market and will soon become the go-to destination for business and leisure travelers alike. We look forward to welcoming guests to our hotel.