According to their website, “Msheireb is the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, that will revive the old commercial district with a new architectural language that is modern, yet inspired by traditional Qatari heritage and architecture – its proportion, simplicity, space, light, layering, ornament and response to climate. Utilizing the latest in sustainable technologies, Msheireb will adhere to the highest standards in green building. The strategic objective of the Msheireb project is to reverse the pattern of development in Doha, which has tended towards isolated land use, reliance on car transportation and energy-hungry structures. Msheireb Downtown Doha will become a new social and civic hub in the city centre – a place where it is enjoyable to live, work, shop, visit, and spend time with family and friends.”
Two New Hotel Openings
As part of the earlier report by Peninsula Qatar regarding malls that are expected to open in 2019, there are two which are set to open by early March 2019 within the newly developed Msheireb Downtown Doha. They will be the first two among the seven reported hotels to open this year.
There were, however, two other hotels that had their soft opening earlier (February 2019): the IHG-brand hotel in Lusail area, Staybridge Suites Doha Lusail, and the Thai-brand hotel in Westbay area, Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha.
March 12: Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery
It is the first MGallery 5-star boutique hotel in Qatar where “art de recevoir” embraces authentic local experiences and enhances memorable moments, taking the country’s architectural legacy into the future.
AHLAN WA SAHLAN! Welcome to Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery by AccorHotels, a refined oasis, the gateway to the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Our new 5-star boutique hotel offers spacious luxurious rooms and suites, sumptuous restaurants and exceptional bars, a high-end equipped gym, refreshing pool and soothing spa.
Immerse yourself in the essence of Qatari Hospitality and discover cultured blend of Qatari heritage and contemporary design creating endless Memorable Moments.
A centuries-old market, iconic Souq Waqif, lies adjacent to the hotel and is easily accessible via a pedestrian underpass.
With museums and cultural center, Qatar’s rich heritage surrounds you.
Address: Corner of Wadi Msheireb and Jassim Qassim Bin Mohammed St, Doha
March 9: Mandarin Hotel Doha
It is situated on Barahat Msheireb – the newest retail, dining, entertainment and cultural centre of Msheireb Downtown Doha surrounded by renowned boutiques and restaurants. Mandarin Oriental, Doha is the first hotel property to be launched in the Middle East.
Blending chic and contemporary design with touches of Qatari heritage, our hotel brings new levels of luxury to Doha. Guests can expect an inviting ambiance with personalized service, where Middle Eastern charm meets Mandarin Oriental’s legendary hospitality.
With a central location, Mandarin Oriental, Doha is ideally located within close proximity to the business district, top attractions and the airport. With 249 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, nine distinct culinary experiences and a beautifully appointed spa, it is the perfect address for business or leisure.
Msheireb Downtown Doha once fully operational will definitely become a hub for retails outlets, fine dining restaurants, and other entertainment centers. The two new hotels will even add up to the list of conference and event venue options in town.
Msheireb Downtown Doha, a transformative revitalised urban regeneration project in the heart of Doha, is now open for commercial, retail and residential tenants. This ground-breaking QR 20 billion community initiative covers more than 31 hectares, and its vision to create sustainable modern communities that offer a wealth of residential, commercial and retail prospects. – report
Give it a few years more and tourists, as well as residents alike, will have another exciting destination right in the middle of the city. Once the central metro rail station opens, as well as the offices and residential areas inside Msheireb Downtown Doha, it will become a city on its own that projects Qatar’s bright and promising future… while still embracing its proud Qatari root.
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