The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Doha, Qatar, managed by General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM), the inimitable creator of stylish hotels and resorts worldwide, has officially opened its doors to guests ahead of the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022. Developed in partnership with Katara Cultural Village by Qatari real estate consortium, Triple A Holdings, this iconic new landmark offers guests a palatial escape, where heritage blends with heartfelt hospitality. The much-anticipated addition to GHM’s portfolio will strengthen the brand’s legacy of crafted memories and its signature A Stay to Remember.
The opening of The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort was commemorated by a grand ceremony on Saturday, 12 November 2022. It offered a first look at the majestic architectural splendour of the property and introduced GHM’s world-class services and amenities to Qatar’s elite.
“With The Chedi Katara, we hope to reinforce GHM’s reputation for exceptional service and showcase A Style to Remember to discerning guests with its unrivalled lifestyle experiences,” said Mr Tommy Lai, GHM’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our aim is to introduce a new experience in ultra-luxury hospitality, reflective of the charms and dynamism of each property’s locale.”
Located in the heart of Katara Cultural Village, a 30-minute drive from Hamad International Airport, The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort provides easy access to theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries, mosques, restaurants, shops, a park, and an open amphitheatre. Mirroring the dynamic aspirations of this fascinating country while honouring its storied history as a cultural crossroad, the hotel and resort’s artistic sense and lavish interior represent a blend of Moghul architecture and Ottoman influence accentuated by local hospitality and personalised service.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests to GHM’s newest beachfront landmark, The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, in line with the brand’s 30th anniversary and ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022,” said Morton Johnston, General Manager at The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort. “Located in the heart of The Katara Village, The Chedi Katara is committed to offering Qatar’s opulent audience as one-of-a-kind serene and private escape infused with GHM’s world-class, unparalleled service excellence and warm Asian hospitality,” added Johnston.
The Chedi Katara is a 91-key resort with 59 elegantly appointed rooms and suites boasting a mesmerising view of the Arabian Gulf. The resort is also home to 32 villas of varying categories, each extending into its own private garden with a private pool, offering complete seclusion and tranquillity in the heart of the city. The dramatic Hills of Katara surround the entire property, offering exceptional privacy for all rooms, suites, and villas.
Alongside access to The Chedi Club, guests staying in a Chedi Club Room, Chedi Beach Club Room, Katara Suite, Katara Beach Suite, Royal Suite or Royal Villa will be greeted by a host of exclusive benefits. These include complimentary daily breakfast and afternoon tea, laundry service and use of the board meeting room, with a selection of refreshments such as coffee, tea and juices.
Taking a holistic approach to wellness, The Spa at The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort adopts GHM’s heritage of Eastern philosophies to deliver Asian-inspired rituals and wellness treatments originating in the most effective principles of aromatherapy, Ayurveda, and herbalism. The Spa encompasses a men’s area with two private spa suites and a dedicated men’s private hammam, a ladies area featuring two private spa suites and two women’s-only hammams, and a dedicated Couple’s Room accessible from both the male and female sides.
Located along a dramatic 300-metre shoreline, The Chedi Katara offers guests a fully serviced private beach. The Chedi Pool commands a prime location between the hotel and the private beach, offering phenomenal views and a relaxing environment for guests to unwind.
Home to four world-class culinary concepts, The Chedi Katara will be home to its signature all day dining, The Restaurant offering live-cooking stations. The property will also host The Beach Restaurant, The Lobby Lounge and The Cigar Lounge offering a world of gastronomic pleasures to every guest.
The resort is truly dedicated to making every event a resounding success. The two meeting rooms available at the property are professionally equipped and are complemented with exceptional and personalised service making them ideal for exclusive corporate gatherings and executive meetings. The property offers an array of elegant private spaces as well as outdoor spaces for intimate gatherings to grand celebrations.
The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort is the latest addition to GHM’s portfolio of distinctive properties, bringing the total number of properties to 11 including a strong pipeline of five projects in alluring destinations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The Chedi El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt, an upcoming beachfront resort, is scheduled to open next month.