Posted on May 09, 2014
Katara Hospitality has been recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Hospitality Development Company by the World Travel Awards. 
Voted by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, the prestigious title caps off a year of reputed accolades for the Qatar-based company, which included the Tourism for Italy award for the Excelsior Hotel Gallia Milan and the ULTRA Best Hotel in Asia award for its Raffles Singapore property. The World Travel Awards acknowledge and reward the leading tourism and hospitality organisations in the world, and is recognised as an international hallmark of industry excellence.
Katara Hospitality bags World [].jpg“We are honoured and grateful to receive this recognition from our esteemed industry peers as we strive for further growth in 2014 and beyond,” said Katara Hospitality Chairman Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani. “This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, at every level of the business, who all strive for excellence in what they do, and without which we would not be able to succeed as an organisation”, added Katara Hospitality CEO Hamad Abdulla Al Mulla.

Hospitality partner Fairmont Raffles Hotel International (FRHI) congratulated Katara Hospitality on the achievement with a bespoke four square metre cake at Katara Hospitality’s stand at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), Dubai. Katara Hospitality is currently developing Katara Towers, Lusail Marina District, a feat of modern architecture and design, built on Doha’s futuristic Lusail City development. The property will accommodate a five-star hotel and lavish six-star hotel, and is expected to be completed by 2017. 

Other current hotel developments in the works include the major renovation and refurbishment of Doha’s most iconic hotel, the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel and the development of the Merweb Plaza Hotel, in the heart of Doha City. Katara Hospitality will also open two key properties in its European portfolio later this year - The Peninsula Paris and the Excelsior Gallia in Milan. Katara Hospitality currently has 23 properties in its global portfolio, all operational or under development.

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