Marriott Hotels Opens First 'Marquis' Property in the Middle East
Monday August 4th, 2014 - 11:07AM PB
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DOHA, QATAR—Marriott Hotels continues to grow across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region with the opening of a new property in Doha’s West Bay district: The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel. This property was formerly three hotels—the Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center.
The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel will be the first Marriott Marquis in the Middle East, and the first property located outside of the U.S. Other Marriott Marquis properties are located in cities such as New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston and Washington, DC.
The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is in line with Marriott Hotels’ new brand strategy. “Marquis” is a brand extension of the Marriott Hotels and JW Marriott Hotels brands given to select properties that are distinguished by their offerings and locations, including expansive meeting facilities, multiple restaurants and grand public spaces.
The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel offers 580 guestrooms, 1,200 sq. m. of meeting space and views of the Doha skyline and Arabian Gulf.
Andreas Wissdorf, general manager of the new Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, stated, “Doha is a dynamic, diverse city and a professional business destination, capable of hosting large citywide events in state-of-the-art conference and exhibition centers. We saw an opportunity to enhance our offerings through the Marriott Hotels brand, adding some key features and facilities such as the ‘Greatroom’, ‘Future of Meetings’ and ‘Mobile Guest Services’.”
Tags: Marriott Hotels • Doha • Qatar • Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel • Hospitality • Brands • Openings •
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