20 September 2015

Scoops the Seven Star Special Award for exceptional achievement in Bali, Indonesia
Katara Hospitality, the global hotel developer, owner and operator based in Qatar, has won the Seven Star Special Award for ‘Remarkable & Exceptional Achievement in the Luxury Hospitality Industry’.

The award was presented at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 19th, 2015, at the Trans Resort Bali, Indonesia. Building on this accolade, one of Katara Hospitality’s properties in Doha, Sharq Village & Spa, also received an award at the ceremony.

At the celebratory event, both awards were accepted by Salem Al Kubaisi, Chief Corporate Services Officer at Katara Hospitality, on behalf of Katara Hospitality and Sharq Village and Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The event was attended by leading travel, tourism and hospitality executives.

The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards are considered to be one of the most exclusive in the hospitality and lifestyle industry. Winners are selected by the luxury panel members of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards and placed in competition with top properties in similar regions. The special award segment honours are given directly to the winning company and are considered as a lifetime achievement.

“This continued recognition highlights and reinforces our mission to invest in and develop some of the world’s most luxurious properties,” said Chief Executive Officer of Katara Hospitality. “We are proud to have been awarded this prestigious lifetime achievement award for Katara Hospitality as well as one of our unique properties in Qatar, Sharq Village & Spa, and we will continue on our journey to strive for hospitality excellence as we progress with our regional and global expansion. Under the leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality, this award merits our achievements on a global and national level and the investments we make into iconic heritage properties that continue to highlight Qatar as a growing luxury and lifestyle destination.”

The sectors represented in the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards range from airlines, hotels, spas, luxury residences and luxury experience, among others.

Wael Maatouk, General Manager of Sharq Village and Spa, said: “We are truly honoured to have been presented with a special award from the Seven Star Global Luxury Awards in recognition of our achievements. We are proud to have created a true hospitality gem that is a welcoming and calming sanctuary, and have achieved this with lavish decoration in a traditional Qatari style, combined with state-of-the-art facilities.”

Katara Hospitality continues to expand its portfolio in Europe with its latest announcement that will see the return of the Westin Excelsior Rome to its full glory. The purchase brings Katara Hospitality’s portfolio of properties in operation or under development to 35 and marks its third owned hotel in Italy.