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Shangri-La Hotels Enters Agreement with Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani & Sons
Holding Company to Manage the 272-room Shangri-La Hotel, Doha
and the 238-room Traders Hotel, Doha

Both Hotels are Scheduled to Open in Doha, Qatar in 2013

February 2012 - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts signed an agreement with Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani & Sons Holding Company W.L.L to manage Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, as well as Traders Hotel, Doha. Both hotels are scheduled to open in 2013. The hotels will follow the introduction of their five sister properties in the region; Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai in July 2003, Traders Hotel, Dubai in July 2004, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat in February 2006, Shangri-La’s Qaryat Al Beri Hotel, Abu Dhabi in September 2007 and Trader’s Hotel Abu Dhabi in August 2009.

The five-star Shangri-La Hotel will be centrally located in the commercial heart of Doha, offering direct access to the prestigious shopping and entertainment of the Doha City center complex. Merely 300 meters away, the four-star Traders Hotel, Doha will cater to today’s business and leisure traveller, who is looking for simple, efficient, down to earth functionality.

Developed by Al Rayan Tourism Development Company W.L.L., Shangri-La Hotel, Doha will have 272 luxurious guest rooms (from 48 square metres/516 square feet to 75 square metres/807 square feet) including 46 suites (from 96 square meters/1033 square feet to 288 square meters/3100 square feet), 42 serviced apartments and an exclusive Horizon Club. A variety of restaurants include a lobby lounge, The Den – a piano bar, Sridan – a Middle Eastern food souk, a Latin American restaurant called Fuego, Yabby – a seafood restaurant and Shanghai Club – a Chinese restaurant / lounge. Recreation facilities include Shangri-La’s signature spa, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, while meeting facilities feature a grand ballroom of 840 square metres and complementary function rooms. In addition, the hotel will have a helipad on the top floor of the building to accommodate the arrival of VIP guests.

Located nearby, Traders Hotel, Doha will offer 238 guest rooms (30-48 square meters/322-516 square feet) including 44 suites (50-78 square meters/538-839 square feet), Traders Club rooms and 84 serviced apartments with fully fitted kitchenettes. Restaurants include a sushi and noodle restaurant, steak house, outdoor terrace and a deli. A health club and spa with indoor swimming pool and sun deck round out the recreational offer.

Both hotels will offer Shangri-La’s customary free wireless LAN and high-speed internet access throughout the facilities and guestrooms.

“The opening of both Shangri-La and Traders hotel in Doha reconfirms our commitment to expansion in the Middle East,” said Greg Dogan, president and chief executive officer of Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited. “Our target is to build a regional presence and we are delighted to be opening two hotels in Doha in a prime location with such dedicated owners.”

H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani, Chairman of Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani & Sons Holding Company W.L.L., said: “Having Shangri-La on board is a major win for us. It reflects our focus on becoming a major force in the hospitality industry. This is a reflection of the policy of His Highness, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and His Highness the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, which has been a key factor in the multi-industry boom Qatar is now witnessing.”

About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages 72 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a room inventory of over 30,000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’ The group has a substantial development pipeline with projects in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Mongolia, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at


Ms Maria Kuhn
Director of Corporate Communications
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited
28/F Kerry Centre
683 King's Road
Quarry Bay
Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2599 3323
Fax: (852) 2599 3374

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