Upcoming hotels & resorts in Qatar

Upcoming hotels & resorts in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Qatar is home to luxurious hotels and resorts. Most of them boast beach fronts along with a mix of entertainment and recreational facilities. There is a potent restaurant mix of celebrity chefs, global brands, and homegrown brands restaurants in the hotels & resorts of Qatar.

Listed below are some of the upcoming hotels and resorts in Qatar that are getting ready to welcome guests from all over the world. 

Chedi Katara Hotel & Resorts 

GHM has announced plans to open a new luxury resort at the Katara Cultural Village. Developed by the Qatari real estate consortium, Triple A, in partnership with Katara Cultural Village, the Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Doha, will occupy a beachfront setting within the landmark 100-hectare district. The area includes theaters, concert halls, exhibition galleries, mosques, restaurants, shops, a park, and an open amphitheater.

With a design that pays homage to the glories of Indian Mughal Architecture and a touch of Ottoman influence, the new Chedi’s principal hotel building will house a lobby lounge with 180° views of the sea, an expansive spa, fitness facility, and rooms and suites with terraces and views over the Arabian Gulf and Doha skyline. The 32 villas dotting the extensive landscaped gardens in the Katara Hills range from one to five bedrooms, all with private gardens and swimming pools, offering privacy, luxury, and tranquility in the heart of the city.

On the beachfront promenade, a long swimming pool accents the principal resort building while a second infinity pool offers a relaxing environment for families to enjoy a wide variety of snacks and fresh juices at the stand-alone Beach Club. The resort is expected to open in the second half of 2022, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Katara Hills LXR Hotels 

Katara Cultural Village Foundation and Estithmar Holding launched the project, named Katara Hills LXR Hotels and Resorts. The LXR Hotels & Resorts are found in the world’s most alluring locations, immersing visitors in truly profound travel experiences. In Qatar, Katara Hills are surely a befitting location for a hotel and resort like this that will blend in the beautiful landscapes of Katara with modern architecture. The Katara Hills LXR Hotels & Resorts project includes 15 luxury villas, each with a private pool, in a special place above the Katara Hills to give it distinctive and enchanting views of the green nature and Katara Beach.

Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha

Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha will be a luxury beach resort where guests will revel in panoramic views of the azure waters of the Arabian sea and Doha's iconic shimmering skyline. Located near Hamad International Airport and Doha's popular tourist and entertainment destinations, the hotel is easily accessible. The new Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha is a grand refurbishment of a historic building that first opened in 1973 as the 'Gulf Hotel'. The venture by Rixos Hotels, in partnership with Accor and Katara Hospitality, will consist of 378 rooms and suites and seven dining outlets, blending comfort, style, and cutting-edge technology.

Rixos Beach Resort 

Set to open in 2022, the Rixos Beach resort in Qetaifan Island North will be ready to welcome business, leisure, and family guests into the luxurious property. The group is partnering with Qetaifan Projects Company, a 100% owned subsidiary of Katara Hospitality to manage the luxury resort environment shaped by the historical, natural, and cultural influences of Qatar.

Rixos Doha Qetaifan will feature a 345-key hotel including a souq of 11,000 sqm of leasing space, a beach club, a theme park, and a waterpark, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf.

Fairmont Hotel and Raffles Hotel & Residences - Katara towers 

Scheduled to open in 2022, Katara Towers aim to be the “hospitality icon of the 21st Century”. Katara Hospitality announced a new partnership with Accor with the two-fold signing of Raffles and Fairmont hotels & residences in Qatar. Once completed, the Fairmont Hotel and Raffles Hotel & Residences will join the brand’s worldwide portfolio, known to be the world’s largest collection of historic and iconic hotels. The arched towers will host a luxurious five-star hotel with 361 rooms and suites to cater to discerning business travelers, a lavish six-star hotel with 132 suites to meet the needs of those seeking sophisticated luxury accommodation and 49 branded apartments to become home to permanent residents.

The Palace 

Estithmar Holding has unveiled a new luxury urban resort in Aspire Zone, set to add to the luxury hospitality offerings in Qatar by the end of 2022. The new project extends over more than 37,000 square meters at Aspire Zone as a world-class tourist-oriented family hotel and resort that offers an unparalleled level of luxury hospitality experience.

A world-class club and spa steeped in rich Arabian heritage and unmatched luxury, located in Aspire Zone, and operated by Hilton LXR. Visitors can enjoy the world-class amenities, including a wellness center and SPA, an outdoor swimming pool, fine dining, as well as a tennis court and a paddle court, a kids' play area, and a shisha lounge.

The resort consists of 33 villas, each featuring a private pool and a private garden, divided into 20 luxurious suites and 13 two-bedroom villas that offer the highest levels of privacy and security enhanced by the latest outstanding facilities.

The Outpost Al Barari

The Outpost Al Barari in Qatar is where luxury immerses with nature and disconnects from the hectic city life. The beautiful resort will be situated in the famous Inland Sea natural reserve, to the south of Qatar.  Surrounded by soaring sand dunes and desert wilderness, 21 luxury lodges with private pools will provide the perfect retreat from hectic city life. Stargazing, hot air ballooning, and an immersive desert walk where you will learn about the local wildlife will be among the experiences on offer, alongside "Emerge in Nature" spa treatments and sensational culinary experiences.

Al Shaqab Village

Located within Education City, Al Shaqab Village is a 100-room luxury resort that presents heritage with modernity. Traditional interiors with modern comfort will welcome everyone to this lush resort situated right next to the world-class equestrian center Al Shaqab

Designs inspired by Qatar’s historic villages and districts, boast os a luxurious eco-friendly design, blending in seamlessly with its surroundings. The state-of-the-art amenities promise to deliver an unforgettable experience as guests find themselves surrounded by prestigious cultural heritage.

Velero Hotel Doha 

Located in the vibrant district of Lusail, Velero’s an eye-catching hotel design, located minutes away from some of the top attractions in the country. With Lusail stadium serving as a backdrop, Velero is a chic new destination with exceptional high-touch services.

The hotel offers 244 rooms and suites with modern dining options that will have first-class service. Their acclaimed gastronomic journey consists of an elegantly set V Lounge, Q restaurant, H20 pool restaurant, and Asia restaurant.


Dream Doha Hotel 

Launching its first official flagship property in the Gulf, Dream Doha Hotel is a renowned brand stemming from Dream Hotel Group LLC. Promising an uptown look with a downtown vibe, the hotel is an 8-story tower at Old Airport Road.

Interiors by acclaimed Meyer Davis’ studio, Dream Doha is a 304-room property, with seven food and beverages outlets, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and spacious function areas, including their ballroom

Hilton Garden Inn

Located in the center of West Walk, the gorgeous Hilton Garden Inn hotel is welcoming guests to its new luxurious hotel. With an art décor theme, a luminous lobby, and gorgeous views, the hotel has 280 rooms and is conveniently located near a Doha metro station, allowing people to explore and reach different parts of the city.

The St Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl Qatar

Lavishly spreading over an entire island, the St Regis Marsa Arabia is set to open in October where travelers can book themselves for unmatched island views within the city.

Hosting 193 rooms and suites, with sea-facing balconies, the resort is inspired by Arabesque and Andalusian designs and is considered a sophisticated retreat in Doha. The resort will host 10 culinary outlets, including Turkish contemporary restaurant Nar, Italian fine-dining at Roberto’s, and Japanese-Peruvian fusion at Chotto Matte. You will be able to enjoy several outdoor swimming poolsa fitness suite, and the region's first Clinique La Prairie Medical Spa.

Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Doha

The Waldorf Astoria Lusail hotel is set to open its door in November. The five-star property has a private beach with dynamic views of the Arabian Gulf. Hosting 429 villas, rooms, and suites designed to accommodate guests, the luxury hotel also has resort-style amenities such as family-friendly and separate adults-only pools. Guests will be able to enjoy on-site water parks with kids and teenagers club also available on the property

The hotel will have an Espa Life spa, and also a space to allow private events, including a grand ballroom. Their restaurants include the sleek Bywater brasserie, inspired by the historical French Quarter in New Orleans; Wyld Erth, which will serve wholesome organic dishes and Doha’s first SushiSamba, which will also be home to the restaurant's first ever beach club.

Element West Bay Doha

Element West Bay Doha by Marriott is set to welcome guests starting in November. The Westin-owned property has initiatives designed specifically to give guests a sense of balance between leisure and work. Guests who are looking for a longer stay can check in here, as it is designed to efficiently use private and public areas, with a strong focus on sustainability

Guests can enjoy a complimentary nutritious breakfast and check out other food and beverage outlets including ShikiMiki, the all-day dining restaurant. The hotel also has a 24-hour gym, an outdoor pool, and an in-house spa that offers locally-inspired treatments. 

Al Samriya, Autograph Collection Hotel

Anyone looking for a place inspired by Qatari culture can check in at Al Samriya, Autograph Collection Hotel. Located 20 km from Doha in the Shahaniya area, the luxury resort is set inside the grounds of a local farm. Using local materials and traditional masonry techniques, the resort hosts over 60 rooms and 27 villas. There is also an outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness suite, and a Lebanese restaurant on the property.

The hotel is situated a few minutes away from Al Samriya equestrian center, where guests are welcome to see Arabian horses or even take riding lessons. The alcohol-free hotel welcomes its guests to explore the cultural options in their neighborhood including the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

The Plaza Doha by Anantara

The Plaza Doha will be one of the new hospitality destinations in Qatar set to redefine the concept of luxury city hotels in Doha. Awaken to palatial luxury amid the majestic architecture of Doha’s most elegant hotel. Its beauty and opulence are evident in every area from living quarters, and dining areas to recreational and banqueting coves.

This new iconic marvel is ideally located in the heart of Doha, in Ras Abu Aboud Interchange, ten minutes from Hamad International Airport. The Plaza Doha by Anantara welcomes guests from November 2022.


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