Langham Hospitality Group, which encompasses the global family of hotels that includes the Langham, Cordis and Eaton in Hong Kong, recently signed its first hotel project in Qatar in conjunction with prominent Qatari developer RSG (Real Estate Services Group).
The new Langham Place, a mixed-use project spanning an area of 83,975 square meters, will be located in Lusail, a newly planned city 23 kilometers north of the Qatari capital Doha. The development, with an investment volume of US$400 million, is scheduled to open in 2018 in anticipation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Langham Hospitality Group’s presence in the Middle East continues to grow, and this project marks the group’s third foray into the region after announcing the Langham in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai (scheduled to open in 2017) and Langham Place in Downtown Dubai (opening in 2018).
Situated on a new marina waterfront with convenient transport links to the Doha airport, the new luxury hotel in Lusail will feature 238 rooms, 90 luxury serviced residences and 56 residence units. As part of the first phase of a mixed-use development that will eventually incorporate hospitality, residential, commercial, and leisure amenities, the Langham Place hotel will occupy the 18th to 34th floors of a 207-meter landmark tower overlooking the Arabian Gulf, in close proximity to Lusail Iconic Stadium, where the World Cup opening ceremony and final matches will take place.
Robert Warman, CEO of Langham Hospitality Group
The Langham Place hotel in Lusail will feature a contemporary art design theme that is in keeping with the brand’s other hotels. It will also offer other Langham signature services, including the Club Lounge, award-winning Chuan spa, as well as Ming Court, a Chinese restaurant modeled after the Michelin three-star restaurant Tang Court in the Langham, Hong Kong. MICE facilities at the hotel will include a Grand Ballroom, three multi-purpose function rooms, a screening room, an events center and a VIP bridal room.
Ali Taimour, CEO of RSG, says at the project’s press conference that Qatar is currently attracting an influx of luxury lifestyle projects because of its high growth rate, strong economy, great infrastructure, as well as the unprecedented publicity that the 2022 World Cup is expected to bring. The group chose Langham to manage this hotel project because of the group’s superb services and reputation.
Robert Warman, CEO of Langham Hospitality Group, says that he is excited to enhance the group’s presence in the Middle East by bringing their characteristic “service with poise” to their first hotel in Qatar.