Doha, Qatar 24 October 2012

Katara Hospitality will mark another milestone in its foray for international affirmation by participating at the World Travel Market (WTM) to be held in London from the 5th to the 8th of November 2012.

“The event in London will mark our first presence at an international exhibition after the successful announcement on the company’s rebrand as Katara Hospitality earlier this year”, stated Chief Executive Officer of the company. “This vibrant four day Business-to-Business event would be a good opportunity for us to get an insight into the latest industry trends, while enabling us to share our development plans and tap into new business opportunities”, he added.

With a current portfolio of 26 properties operational or under construction, Katara Hospitality has previously announced that the company aims to own 30 hotels by 2016 and 30 more by 2030.

“With a portfolio of hospitality jewels, we will use this year edition of WTM as a launch pad for our international expansion strategy”, said Al Mulla. Located within the Global Village (GV200), the exhibition stand of Katara Hospitality will host its prestigious partner hotels inQatarand abroad. “Our existing hotels and partners testify for the stature of the company, while benchmarking our future endeavors”, Katara Hospitality CEO added.

As the WTM is perceived as an essential generator of business leads,Marc Strenger, Group Director of Business Development, will be present at the stand to welcome new business opportunities.

Marc Strenger joined Katara Hospitality in September 2012. During his twelve year tenure with KPMG Corporate Finance, Strenger has acquired a large experience as a consultant in the real estate and hospitality sector, while enjoying wide international exposure.

With degrees in Real Estate Economics, Civil Engineering and Business Administration, and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Strenger has specialised in transactions, valuations, feasibility studies and strategic advisory.