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Qatar signs management agreement with Accor ahead of FIFA World Cup

The hospitality operator will manage the country’s real estate portfolio throughout the tournament

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the required infrastructure, host country planning and operations, and legacy projects for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, has signed an agreement with Accor to manage operations and deliver services throughout the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The deal will see Accor provide personnel to operate what will be the largest serviced real estate operation in the world

Deliverables will include front office and housekeeping services, and operational supplies and equipment. 

The agreement was signed by SC chairman Yasir Al Jamal and Accor chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin in Doha in the presence of Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Qatar’s prime minister and minister of interior, HE Ali Al Kuwari, minister of finance and Katara Hospitality chairman and SC secretary-general HE Hassan Al Thawadi.

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Al Thawadi said: “This ground-breaking agreement is another example of how Qatar’s approach is truly historic – not only in terms of setting the highest delivery standards, but also for legacy planning.

“By making full use of existing residential apartments and villas in Qatar, we can offer visitors a range of affordable and comfortable options; while also ensuring we have a sustainable hotel market that does not leave Qatar with excess permanent hotel rooms post-2022.”

Bazin added: “The entire team is thrilled to have been selected to manage and provide services to Qatar’s exciting real estate portfolio. We share the region’s excitement for the coming year and look forward to welcoming visitors, and ensuring they have a comfortable and memorable stay in the country.”

For more information, visit www.group.accor.com

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