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MGallery opens first hotel in Qatar

DOHA, March 14, 2019

MGallery, a collection of boutique hotels, has marked its debut in the capital city of Qatar with the opening of the Alwadi Hotel Doha.

The hotel was inaugurated with a prestigious ribbon-cutting ceremony in the presence of French ambassador to Qatar, Franck Gellet; Engineer Saad Ebrahim Al-Muhannadi, Msheireb Properties Board Member (developer and owner of the hotel); Ali Al-Kuwari, acting CEO, Msheireb Properties; Mark Willis, CEO Accor, Middle East & Africa; and Dominic Arel, general manager of Alwadi Hotel Doha.

The new hotel is located within Msheireb Downtown Doha, a vibrant new retail, commercial and residential development. Located just 15 minutes from Hamad International Airport, and 10 minutes from West Bay, the hotel meets the needs of business and leisure travellers alike.

Al Kuwari said: “We are honoured to see Msheireb Downtown Doha become home for the first MGallery hotel in Qatar. This partnership and collaboration reflects the trust of prestigious, international hospitality brands in our development’s world-class infrastructure and services. I wish them all the best and I am certain that their hospitality expertise will be a positive turning point for the industry in Qatar.”

Willis commented: “We are excited to debut the MGallery brand in Qatar. Each boutique hotel in the MGallery collection tells a unique story and perfectly blends modern design with local history and heritage. The opening of the Alwadi Hotel is the result of a growing demand from travellers for hospitality concepts which offer unrivalled experiences, catering to both business and leisure needs.”

The hotel comprises 213 rooms and suites, each with thoughtful amenities, inspiring patterns and a vibrant colour scheme to bring a touch of heritage to its contemporary design. Both Souq Suites and the Royal Suite offer balconies with views overlooking Souq Waqif, while the Superior, Deluxe and Executive rooms offer spectacular views of the West Bay skyline, which comes alive at night. All rooms feature the hotel’s unique cocoon MyBed concept, as well as special products and amenities for female travellers chosen as part of the brands “Inspired By Her” concept, which include medium- and small-sized bathrobes, smaller slippers, Emergency Kits, luxury special treatments in M|Spa, a sleep menu, and “Inspired By Her” beverages. This is all part of the brand’s commitment to providing more thoughtful and attentive services and experiences to female travellers. Ten guest rooms have been specially designed to accommodate guests with special needs, including braille communication tools.

The hotel has three world-class restaurants, two bars and a lobby tea lounge and terrace to offer a memorable experience to guests. Inviting scents of classic local dishes, from the best Arabian seafood to the taste of fine international flavours, envelop discerning diners amid the soft sounds of traditional music creating a delightful atmosphere.
Alwadi Hotel Doha features M|Spa, which encompasses five treatment rooms, a steam room and sauna as well as a relaxation area for rejuvenation and comfort. Alongside, M|Fit, the hotel’s fitness centre, is furnished with the latest Technogym equipment and infused with natural light.

The hotel’s spectacular ballroom, offering natural daylight, accommodates up to 415 guests and features elegant touches inspired by traditional local crafts. Five state-of-the-art fully-equipped meeting rooms provide smaller meeting spaces suitable for small workgroups and closed-door meetings.

To celebrate the opening, Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery is introducing a special offer for its guests to experience the signature ‘Memorable Moment’, where guests can embark on a once-in-a-lifetime treasure hunt around the historical Souq Waqif with surprises along the way, followed by a unique cooking class of a local dish with the hotel’s chef. - TradeArabia News Service




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