Shangri-La Hotel, Traders Hotel to Open in Doha in 2013
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts signed an agreement with Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani and Sons Holding Company to manage a 272-room Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, as well as a 238-room Traders Hotel, Doha. Both hotels are scheduled to open in 2013. The hotels will follow the introduction of their five sister properties in the region -- Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, in July 2003; Traders Hotel, Dubai, in July 2004; Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat, in February 2006; Shangri-La’s Qaryat Al Beri Hotel, Abu Dhabi, in September 2007; and Trader’s Hotel Abu Dhabi in August 2009.
The Shangri-La Hotel will be centrally located, offering direct access to the shopping and entertainment of the Doha City center complex. Traders Hotel, Doha will be located 300 meters away. Developed by Al Rayan Tourism Development Company W.L.L., Shangri-La Hotel, Doha will feature a Horizon Club; restaurants including a lobby lounge plus The Den, a piano bar; Sridan, a Middle Eastern food souk; a Latin American restaurant called Fuego; Yabby, a seafood restaurant; and Shanghai Club, a Chinese restaurant and lounge.
Recreation facilities include Shangri-La’s signature spa, Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La, while meeting facilities feature a grand ballroom of 840 square meters and complementary function rooms. In addition, the hotel will have a helipad on the top floor of the building to accommodate the arrival of VIP guests. Traders Hotel, Doha will feature a sushi and noodle restaurant, steak house, outdoor terrace and deli. A health club and spa with indoor swimming pool and sun deck round out the recreational offerings. Both hotels will offer Shangri-La’s customary free wireless LAN and high-speed Internet access throughout the facilities and guestrooms.