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First Crowne Plaza Hotel in Qatar Opens

DOHA, Qatar—Trans Orient Establishment and IHG celebrated the opening of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park by welcoming its first guest, and hotel owner, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani. His Highness checked into the hotel after being welcomed at a ceremony attended by the hotel’s employees and representatives from the owning company and construction sub-contractor.

The hotel, the first in the region to launch under the new Crowne Plaza branding, is located in the heart of Doha’s banking district. It is part of the new Business Park area in Doha and features 378-rooms, including 288 hotel rooms and suites and 90 one to two bedroom resident suites.

In an announcement, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani said “I’m delighted to be the first guest here at Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park. Our vision was to develop a hotel that would offer unparalleled meeting and conference facilities and exciting new restaurants for the booming Doha market. This hotel does exactly that and under IHG’s management we’re certain it will be a success.”

Crowne Plaza – The Business Park contains eight meeting rooms, and an executive boardroom. The property also offers six food and beverage outlets: Rodizio, Brazilian Churrascaria ; Misturado, the Brazilian lounge; Aramede, a Mediterranean all-day dining restaurant; Savor, an elegant lounge; Liquidity, the lively pool-side lounge; as well as the Crowne Plaza Club Lounge. There is also a rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, and spa.

The hotel’s glass-domed meeting venue, The Event Center, is situated in the middle of the park complex and contains two ballrooms which can accomodate large-scale conferences and weddings.

Owned by the Trans Orient Establishment, Crowne Plaza – The Business Park was signed in 2008 and began construction in mid-2009. The hotel team is led by General Manager Savino Leone.

IHG has 390 Crowne Plaza hotels across the globe with 22 in the Middle East and Africa specifically. The company has another 130 Crowne Plaza hotels in the development pipeline due to open over the next three to five years, seven of which will open in the region.

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