Doha residents always look forward to the weekend for staycation and relaxation after a long week from work. Not only families but even friends and colleagues flock to their favorite hotels for a much-needed rest and recreation, fun at the pool, an enjoyable nightlife for some, and the very popular Doha Weekend brunch scenes everywhere – we missed this so much!
But with the global pandemic hitting the very core of service and hospitality industry, we saw significant drop in airline and hotel bookings anywhere in the world.
But just like any industry, it is also best to follow the practices of those who are adaptive, resilient, and strategic-minded companies. Want to learn the art of business? See how these leaders move during these very challenging moments.
Social media presented to us some encouraging developments not only from the airline offering rebates and flexible rebooking policies, now from the hotels here in Qatar. Here are some of the amazing offers that we have gathered as of press time.
Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer, and operator, based in Qatar, brings Qatar nationals and residents an exclusive offer of 50% discount with flexibility of stay until July 31, 2021 on advance payment basis.
Guests can plan ahead of time and benefit from Katara Hospitality’s Rebound package with exclusive privileges at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha; Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel; Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa; Movenpick Hotel Doha; Sealine, a Murwab Resort; Simaisma, a Murwab Resort; and The Avenue, a Murwab Hotel, through toll-free number 800 8800.
The package includes a 50% discount, daily breakfast for two adults and two children, internet service, welcome gifts, early check-in and late check-out, depending on room availability. The package comes with limited booking window from now until June 30, 2020 with flexibility to stay until July 31, 2021.
More details here: THE REBOUND: AN EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE LAUNCHED BY KATARA HOSPITALITY
FOR MEET AND STAY:
Use the new IHG Meet with Confidence rate to book your future group meeting space with easy cancellation, support, and bonus points.
Introducing Book Now, Meet Later. Now more than ever, life requires adaptability and IHG’s new #MeetWithConfidence offer allows anyone to confidently book their future group meetings with zero cancellation fees or attrition fees at participating hotels, including: Crowne Plaza Doha – the Business Park, Holiday Inn Doha – the Business Park (as seen on their instagram post as of this writing), and other IHG Qatar member hotels.
Simply book 10 to 50 rooms on peak for meetings or group events at participating hotels, with or without a meeting room, to enjoy the following benefits:
- No Cancellation Fees
- No Attrition Fees for rooms that are not booked
- Up to a 5% rebate towards your master bill
- Short-form contract
- IHG® Business Rewards points for Planners and Bookers
Book by August 31, 2020 and meet or stay by December 31, 2020.
Contact 4031 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a proposal.
Learn more here: MEET WITH CONFIDENCE
We have yet to hear from other HOTEL GROUPS and INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPERATORS in Qatar including but not limited to:
MARRIOTT GROUP (for WDoha, JW Marriot Marquis Doha, Marriott Masquiz City Center Doha, among others)
TIVOLI HOTELS AND RESORTS (for Banana Island Resort, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, Souq Al Wakrah Hotel, and Al Najada Doha Hotel)
SBE (for Mondrian Doha)
*This will be updated as soon as we see new offers on social media and hotel websites. Please stay tuned.
**Credits to PEXELS for the wonderful photos used in this post.
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