Katara Hospitality, previously known as Qatar National Hotels, is a hospitality owner, manager and developer, aiming to become one of the leading hospitality organisations in the world. Our journey has seen us grow steadily at home, then expand across the world, spreading our passion for impeccable standards of service and luxury to the Far East, Africa and throughout Europe. We partner with some of the world’s finest hotel brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Raffles, Marriott, Mövenpick and The Bürgenstock Selection, while we are also developing our own, home-grown Merweb business hotel brand.
Katara was the ancient name given to our land by the cartologist Claudius Ptolemaeus in the second century. It is a fitting choice for our new name as it is steeped in history, symbolising the deep respect both we, and our neighbouring countries, have for Qatar’s rich cultural heritage.
Katara Hospitality is owned by Qatar Holding LLC (QH) which was founded by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).
About QH and QIA
Qatar Holding LLC (QH) is a global investment house established in 2006, founded by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA). QH invests internationally and locally in strategic private and public equity as well as in other direct investments.
QH strives to achieve steady long term returns on assets to benefit the State of Qatar and to diversify its economy.
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The QIA was founded by the State of Qatar in 2005 to strengthen the country's economy by diversifying into new asset classes. Building on the heritage of Qatar investments dating back more than three decades, its growing portfolio of long-term strategic investments help complement the state's huge wealth in natural resources.
Qatar's goal is to become a major international centre for finance and investment management, a vision shared by its government, people and institutions.
Qatar Holding LLC (QH) was founded by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and represents its holding company for strategic and direct investments. QIA and QH share the same infrastructure platform and back office services.
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