Centara Hotels and Resorts, a Thai hotel operator, has celebrated the grand opening of its new waterfront hotel in Doha, introducing the company’s Thai hospitality to Qatar for the first time.
The 265-key Centara West Bay Residences and Suites Doha is in the city’s West Bay district, which is home to many of Doha’s skyscrapers. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the hotel is near the lively Doha Corniche and 25 minutes’ drive from Qatar’s Hamad International Airport.
The launch marks a milestone for Centara, as the company continues to expand its international footprint.
The opening event traditional Thai and Qatari performances, including a falconry show, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP dinner by Michelin starred chef Alfred Prasad.
“Doha is one of the most dynamic destinations in the world today, and we are delighted to enter this important market with such a spectacular new hotel. Centara West Bay Residences and Suites Doha is an iconic addition to the city’s skyline. With spacious accommodation, luxurious facilities and gracious Thai service, this hotel will cater to all types of guest, from leisure visitors and large family groups to long-stay business travellers. We look forward to welcoming all guests to Doha in the future, as the city embarks on an exciting new era of international prominence and prosperity,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara.
It opens ahead of the annual season-opening Qatar Open tennis tournament, the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.