Kempinski announced that its much-anticipated flagship resort, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar, is set to welcome its first guests on 1 December 2014.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski will be the European luxury hotel company’s second hotel opening in Qatar and seventh in the Gulf, with two more hotels in the Middle East scheduled to open in the coming year. Guests can book now for the new waterfront destination via General Manager, Wissam Suleiman, commented on the soft opening:

This is an important milestone as we anticipate welcoming our first guests this coming December and the wider community in Qatar, as our facilities progressively open. Our new waterfront destination showcases the finest of European luxury, heritage and architecture blended with traditional Arabian elements. From the opulent and grand rooms and suites, to our remarkable service standards, this hotel is set to become a benchmark for bespoke luxury in Qatar and the wider region.’

The new city-resort is located on its own secluded island at the iconic The Pearl-Qatar and is the first ultra-luxury hotel in one of Doha’s most sought-after locations. It offers 281 luxurious rooms and suites, and meeting-conference facilities, including a Grand Ballroom, measuring 1,100 sq m (11,538 sq ft), that’s ideal for VIP delegations or weddings. Marsa Malaz Kempinski also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay, along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, the 3,000 sq m (32291.7 sq ft) Spa by Clarins, a tennis court and yacht jetties.

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.

Deluxe Room Marsa Malaz Kempinski
Deluxe room at Marsa Malaz Kempinski

As one of the most inspiring hotels in the region, Marsa Malaz Kempinski will offer bespoke dining and entertainment options for all guests upon completion early next year. Visitors can select from six different types of restaurants, two cafés, al fresco beach-side dining, a sophisticated lounge and an unprecedented rooftop lounge with large open-air terraces.

Located in the heart of Qatar’s capital Doha, Marsa Malaz Kempinski is only a ten-minute drive from West Bay, the central business district, and a 30-minute drive from the new Hamad International Airport (HIA). The new resort is also closely located to numerous entertainment and shopping options at the Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale districts of The Pearl-Qatar, as well as in close proximity to Katara Cultural Village, Doha Golf Club and Lagoona Mall.

For more information or to book, visit Marsa Malaz Kempinski’s website.