The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has shed light on its plans to open Somerset Al Mansoura Doha, Qatar, in the fourth quarter of 2021.
This news follows a franchise agreement between Ascott and Al Majed Hotel Management (a subsidiary of Al Majed Group Holding). The new serviced residence will represent the group’s second property in Qatar. .
Regional general manager – Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India, Ascott, Vincent Miccolis remarked on the news: “We are delighted to sign the franchise agreement with Al Majed Hotel Management to develop Somerset Al Mansoura Doha in one of the city’s most prominent central districts. Doha is a modern and thriving city with rapidly developing infrastructure and progressive architecture, and we are confident that this new property – under our award-winning Somerset brand of serviced apartments – will provide exclusive extended-stay offerings for business and leisure travellers.”
Somerset Al Mansoura Doha will stand in the lavish Al Mansoura district. It will offer 158 keys, including 59 spacious two-bedroom units and 99 upscale one-bedroom units, across a total built-up area of 29,344m2. Each room will be fully equipped with separate living and dining areas, kitchenettes and more. Facilities will include a gymnasium, a resident’s lounge, retail outlets and a 24-hour coffee shop.
The seven-storey serviced residence will be in an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers due to its proximity to the metro station, parks, restaurants, shopping centres and schools. It is situated just a 20-minute drive to and from Hamad International Airport.
CFO and VPA, Al Majed Group Holding, Jacob V Jacob said: “We are honoured to sign the franchise agreement with one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, to develop Somerset Al Mansoura in Doha. Ascott is a reputed global brand and our association will ensure that Somerset Al Mansoura offers the best of serviced apartments in the country. “Located in the heart of Doha, Somerset Al Mansoura serviced apartments are designed to provide the utmost in comfort and convenience with a range of leisure and recreation facilities.
We are sure that guests will experience the true essence of Qatari hospitality blended perfectly with Ascott authenticity at Somerset Al Mansoura in Doha,” Jacob concluded.