Doha, Qatar 10 June 2018

Phase 2 includes construction of the above-ground superstructure

and façade, MEP and first fix works

Doha, Qatar, Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, announced the awarding of Phase 2 construction works of Katara Towers, Lusail City’s future hospitality landmark, to HBK Contracting.

The announcement came during a signing ceremony between Katara Hospitality and HBK Contracting, a leading construction firm operating in the State of Qatar, assigned to construct Katara Towers 36-story cross-swords design, MEP (back of the house), and First Fix (front of the house).

The signing ceremony took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality and His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Hamad K. Al-Thani, President of HBK Contracting.

“With today’s Phase 2 awarding to HBK begins the next phase in Katara Hospitality’s journey of developing the hospitality icon of Qatar,” stated Katara Hospitality Chairman, Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani. “Our vision for Katara Towers is to set new standards that go beyond the borders of the hospitality industry and will provide an architectural landmark that is instantly recognised and understood right across the globe.”

Symbolically intertwined with Qatar’s heritage, the iconic towers design is an architectural translation of Qatar’s national seal, representing the traditional scimitar swords.

On being awarded the contract, President of HBK Contracting Co. W.L.L., Sheikh Ali Bin Hamad K. Al-Thani, said: “We are extremely honored that Katara Hospitality has entrusted us with the responsibility of constructing such an iconic development. Being a Qatari company, we are also proud to be part of this major project in Lusail City. We will endeavor to do all that we can to ensure we deliver to the highest possible standard and in line with the agreed deadlines.”

The contract award will allow HBK Contracting to begin work on the swooping structure of the towers which will dominate the skyline of the Lusail Marina District. HBK Contracting will remain as the main contractor for the forthcoming works of Katara Towers until project completion over the next 32 months.

When complete, Katara Towers will house a luxurious five-star hotel, the first six-star hotel in Qatar and branded residences to become home to potential residents. The complex will make available a total of 542 rooms and 49 apartments. The project has been enhanced with a man-made satellite beach front island that will be home to a mix of entertainment and recreations facilities and a potent restaurant mix of celebrity chef, global brands and homegrown brands restaurants.

Chief Executive Officer of Katara Hospitality concluded: “As Qatar National Vision 2030 creates the perfect framework for us, we will continue to develop peerless hospitality at home and abroad that are not only jewels in our portfolio but are emblematic for Qatar as well.”

About Katara Hospitality
Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar. With more than 50 years’ experience in the industry, Katara Hospitality actively pursues its strategic expansion plans by investing in peerless hotels in Qatar while growing its collection of iconic properties in key international markets. Katara Hospitality’s portfolio has grown to include 43 owned and / or managed hotels and the company is now focused on achieving its target of 60 hotels in its portfolio by 2026. As the country’s flagship hospitality organisation, Katara Hospitality supports Qatar’s long term economic vision.

Katara Hospitality currently owns properties spread across three continents in Qatar, USA, Egypt, Morocco, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Singapore and Thailand. While it partners with some of the finest hotel management companies, Katara Hospitality operates owned and non-owned hotels through its standalone operating arm, Murwab Hotel Group.

Katara Hospitality has gained global recognition for its contributions to the Qatari and international hospitality landscape, through numerous prestigious accolades from the industry.

About HBK Contracting
Founded in 1970 by late Sh. Hamad Bin Khalid Al-Ahmed Al-Thani to undertake civil construction projects in the State of Qatar, thus making his contribution to the economic progress of the Country and the Government sector, HBK Contracting Company W.L.L. is widely recognized to be at the vanguard of the leading construction firms operating in the State of Qatar to provide the highest standard of living for the people of Qatar, thus making Qatar an example of sustained growth and stability. Under the management of Sheikh Ali Bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of the Group, a great emphasis was laid on safety, environment, quality control and timely completion which made the Group consistently meets stringent engineering and architectural challenges and constantly ensuring high quality standards and achieving optimal level of clients’ satisfaction. HBK’s Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Management Systems has been successfully audited and certified to ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.

HBK has a well-organized and well-disciplined multinational work force and owns a large fleet of Construction Plant, Machinery and vehicles.

In the course of time, various independent Companies like HBK Engineering Services, Alutec, HBK Remix, Union Precast Factory, HBK Carpentry, HBK Steel Fabrication, HBK Oil & Gas Services, were established and gave the HBK Group a multidisciplinary dimension.