Swiss-Belhotel International and Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company ‘ARTIC’ have announced the signing of a management agreement for the Swiss-Belinn Doha in Qatar. This hotel is among the very few internationally managed 3-star hotels in Doha and is expected to be operational by April 2019. The signing also marks Swiss-Belhotel International’s expansion in Doha in advance of the 2022 World Cup.
Mr. Tarek El Sayed, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ‘ARTIC’, said, “Swiss-Belhotel International is a leading hospitality group and we are very pleased to associate with them to operate Swiss-Belinn Doha. We believe the Swiss-Belinn brand is a perfect fit to match the growing demand for quality midscale accommodation and banqueting facilities in Doha and are confident Swiss-Belinn Doha will be a great success.”
The signing not only strengthens the Swiss-Belhotel International’s mid-scale portfolio in the region but also positions it for continued growth. Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are delighted to partner with Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company and extremely grateful to the Group for giving us this fantastic opportunity. The Swiss-Belinn brand is one of our growth drivers in the midscale hotel segment and has been consistently earning top guest satisfaction scores.”
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, stated, “We are very pleased to expand our footprint in the region with a unique offering such as Swiss-Belinn Doha. The hotel has been designed to deliver an enjoyable experience with superb facilities to travellers at an affordable price. In keeping with the growing demand for mid-market hotels, we have accelerated our expansion in the segment and have some strategic projects lined up.”