The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort is expected to open in July 2022, ahead of the FIFA World Cup
GHM has announced plans to open a new luxury 91-key resort at Katara Cultural Village in Qatar’s capital city, Doha.
Developed by the Qatari real estate consortium, Triple A, in partnership with Katara Cultural Village, set on a coveted beachfront, The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, will be located within the 100-hectare (247-acre) Katara Cultural Village district that includes theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries, mosques, restaurants, shops, a park and an amphitheatre.
Already popular with travellers and Qatari nationals who are keen to explore the cultural heritage of the region, all of Katara’s pedestrian-friendly attractions will be accessible from the property, either by foot or buggy.
Commenting on the announcement, GHM CEO Tommy Lai said: “The Katara Cultural Village is a microcosm of everything that Qatar stands for and what it aspires to be. Our resort shall be both a springboard to and a respite from one of the most invigorating experiences to be had in the region. It is an oasis of calm and heritage in the middle of a dynamic and modern city.”
With a design that pays homage to the glories of Indian Mughal architecture and a touch of Ottoman influence, the new Chedi’s principal hotel building will house a lobby lounge with 180-degree views of the sea, an expansive spa and fitness facility, and rooms and suites with terraces and views over the Arabian Gulf and Doha skyline.
Out of the total 91 keys, 32 will be villas dotted around the extensive landscaped gardens in the Katara Hills, ranging from one to five bedrooms, all with private gardens and swimming pools, offering tranquillity in the heart of the city.
Currently, the group flies the Chedi flag at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE; The Chedi Muscat, Oman; The Chedi Andermatt Switzerland, and The Chedi Hotel & Residences Luštica Bay, Montenegro.