Al Rayyan Tourism Investment (ARTIC), one of the leading international hotel investment companies based in Qatar, signed an agreement with Marriott International to operate six properties in prime locations across the country.

The hotel openings are anticipated to mark the introduction of five new brands in the country – Autograph Collection, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Element by Westin, Le Meridien, and Marriott Executive Apartments.

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Tarek M El Sayed (left) and Jerome Briet

The six properties will include five new-build hotels – Le Méridien City Center Doha, Delta Hotels City Center Doha, Element City Center Doha, Element Doha West Bay, and Al Samriya, Autograph Collection – in addition to a conversion property that will be rebranded to become Marriott Executive Apartments City Center Doha. Five of the properties will be located in one of the most vibrant and commercial areas in the Qatari capital, West Bay, while Al Samriya, Autograph Collection will be located in the Al Shahaniya district. All six hotels are expected to open in 2021.

According to ARCTIC Vice Chairman Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faisal Al Thani the completion of the five new projects in 2021 will be a first for Qatar’s hospitality sector and will further enhance ARTIC’s position as a leading player and supporter of the development of Qatar’s tourism industry.

He said that these agreements will bring ARTIC’s total number of hotel keys in Qatar to over 3,260 – further enhancing ARTIC’s investment portfolio as they represent established international brands known for their quality, and adding value to ARTIC and all their stakeholders.

Our ongoing investment and commitment to these partnerships remains a priority for us, and we are extremely proud to be an integral part of Qatar’s attractive local market, based on our country’s strategic location in the region, attractive investment climate and excellent track record of organising successful prestigious events.

ARTIC Managing Director and CEO Tarek M Al Sayed, added that the six new agreements were signed in line with their reputation of always being committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and design in all their assets, making them a preferred collaborator for a well-established, world-leading operator such as Marriott International.

Ziad Abi Raad, Director of Lodging Development – Middle East and Pakistan for Marriott International, said they are delighted to strengthen their relationship with ARTIC and to further enhance their footprint in Qatar.

Qatar is a key growth market that continues to present great opportunities for us to expand our portfolio.  We look forward to introducing these new brands into this market and remain committed to supporting the growth of the country’s tourism sector.

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