InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) and Qatari holding company, Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group, have settled a management agreement for the debut of IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand in Qatar.
The upper-upscale boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo Doha Lusail, is scheduled to inaugurate in 2023 and will comprise 200 keys. The property will be strategically located in Lusail Marina, Qatar’s newest urban centre, which is just 30km from the airport and will feature marinas, residential areas, commercial districts, luxury shopping and leisure facilities, as well as an entertainment district.
Key facilities at Hotel Indigo Doha Lusail will include a spa, a gym, a swimming pool, a three-meal restaurant, a neighbourhood café, a lobby lounge and an executive lounge, as well as a variety of other dining options and exclusive F&B concepts. For corporate guests, the hotel will offer meeting and banqueting facilities.
Managing director – India, Middle East and Africa, IHG, Pascal Gauvin spoke on the project: “After the success of the recently opened Staybridge Suites Hotel in Lusail, we are delighted to once again partner with Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group to open another hotel in Qatar, especially in a visionary development such as Lusail Marina.
“The introduction of the Hotel Indigo brand in Lusail will respond to the growing demand for upscale lifestyle hotels in the market and also demonstrates our commitment to Qatar National Vision 2030. We look forward to offering a unique, locally inspired boutique hotel experience to our guests with the reassurance of a global brand,” he added.
Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo now has a presence in more than 15 countries with over 100 hotels, and nearly another 100 hotels in the pipeline. Just as no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, taking inspiration from the area around each hotel to touch all aspects of the guest experience.
Vice chairman, Al Sraiya Holding Group, Rashid Al Kaabi said: “We are confident that this design-led hotel inspired by the neighbourhood story, that differentiates itself form the traditional offerings will be a popular choice amongst the travellers visiting the city. Through our partnership with IHG for Staybridge Suites Hotel in Lusail, we are benefiting greatly from their global distribution system and best in class revenue management tools.”