Dubai, United Arab Emirates 01 May 2012

Katara Hospitality, the international Qatar-based deluxe hospitality company, has unveiled their plans to construct what will undoubtedly become an iconic hospitality symbol of the 21st century – the Lusail Marina Towers.

Announcing their plans for the Qatar-domiciled property at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman, Katara Hospitality said: “This stunning structure matches our ambition for Katara to become one of the world’s most recognised hospitality brand identities.

“With an architectural design inspired by the insignia of Qatar, the Lusail Marina Tower’s spectacular architecture is set to become a leading hospitality landmark.”

The extravagant property, designed for five-star status, is set to hold over 1,000 luxurious rooms comprising hotel rooms, residence apartments, offices, recreational facilities, specialist boutiques and top-class restaurants.

The breathtaking ‘crossed sword’ facade of the towers, which are actually intertwined arched towers, replicates the Qatar seal and, integrated with landscaped gardens, rises from a podium giving the impression that the hotel is floating on the sea.

Chief Executive of Katara Hospitality commented: “The modern aesthetic of the Lusail Marina Towers complements the more traditional properties we have in our eclectic portfolio of hotels, which are great examples of classic architecture – such as the Peninsula Paris for instance.”

Aiming to be operational by 2016, in time for the Qatar Football World Cup 2022, the Lusail Marina Towers will be constructed in the Marina district of Lusail – the latest planned urban centre in the Gulf State. Lusail is set to be located on the Gulf coast 15km north of Doha city centre and will eventually provide accommodation for up to 250,000 people.
“Naturally, the Lusail Marina Towers will be ideally located for travelling football fans, officials and professionals as the Qatar Football World Cup arrives in a decade’s time. “And long after the dust of the world cup has settled, the property will be a perfect getaway for Middle East leisure travellers looking for luxury accommodation as Qatar’s landscape offers more for tourists every year,” added Katara Hospitality CEO.