Qatar hotel sector to welcome new hotels and leisure destinations
Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has announced the launch of two new hotel and leisure destinations, opening late 2020 and early 2021. The country is currently undergoing an extensive tourism development strategy, as it works to diversify and build upon its offering for visitors, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.
The two new openings, Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas and Zulal Wellness Resort, will each bring something different to the broad range of amenities and experiences already available to domestic and international tourists.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Secretary General of Qatar National Tourism Council and CEO of Qatar Airways, said of the developments: "Throughout this year and in the run up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TM, we are expanding our tourism offering to ensure guests can enjoy the very best in Qatari hospitality. Extensive hotel and resort development is key to our strategy, and we are pleased to have two outstanding developments underway, including our partnership with Hilton Hotels and Resorts with the Salwa Beach project."
The seventh Hilton hotel opening in the region, the Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, is located 84 kilometers from the capital, Doha. With no expense spared, the resort is set across 3.5km of picturesque private beaches and features beautiful and spacious beach villas, each with private pools and gardens for a luxurious yet secluded getaway. Thirty villas are now available for bookings, with a further 246 deluxe hotel rooms and suites due to open in early 2021.
Outside of Abu Samra, the Zulal Wellness Resort is set to be the largest wellness destination in the country and the first wellbeing resort in the region. Partially opening in late 2020 before its complete opening in early 2021, the resort will be located in the north of Qatar and will offer treatments and facilities for sun-seeking families or couples looking to escape to the Arabian dunes.