Westin Doha Hotel & Spa scheduled to open in 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is to manage the hotel

A rendering of the Westin Doha
A rendering of the Westin Doha

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced it has signed a deal to manage The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa in Qatar.

The 372-room Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is scheduled to open in 2015, and will include a manmade beach, a wave pool, rivers and a waterfall, according to Arabian Business.

There are two Westin hotels already open in the UAE, with a further four hotels planned for the region.

"We are pleased to be growing Starwood's presence in the Middle East and Qatar specifically as we sign our first Westin property in Doha," said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

"We see huge potential in Doha, particularly in the thriving Central Business District where the hotel will be situated."

The hotel will comprise a total landscaped area of 49,000m2, with facilities including a spa, three swimming pools and a choice of five restaurants and bars.

Owner Sheikh Ghanem Bin Ali Al Thani, said: "We are excited to be developing this hotel with Starwood. We believe there is space in Doha for a hotel like this and the site is ideally located in an area that is undergoing rapid development."

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