|Mandarin's Middle East debut.|
Wednesday, 13th June 2012
Source : HVS International
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to debut in the Middle East with a new luxury hotel and serviced apartments in Doha.
Scheduled to open in 2014, the property is being developed by Dohaland.
Christopher Mares, Vice President for Operations for the group, commented, “We are excited to announce that our first property in the region will open in Doha at the end of 2014, marking a milestone for the company. Launching the brand in the region has been a priority for us and as we announce our first hotel here, we continue to seek new opportunities and projects that we wish to engage in.”
The group reportedly hopes to be in a position to announce a project in Dubai, followed by another in Beirut, in the next 12 months, as well as looking for opportunities in Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Mr Mares added, “Further afield, we announced a long-term agreement to manage a luxury resort currently under development in Marrakech, Morocco.”