Prestigious project to be managed under The St. Regis brand reflects steady growth in Qatar’s high-end offerings in tourism & hospitality
Alfardan Group has announced the launch of ‘Marsa Arabia Resort’ luxury development project today (Wednesday April 25, 2018), during a press conference at The St. Regis Doha, as part of its initiatives to strengthen international tourism market offerings and further advance Qatar’s economic diversification initiative. The landmark project is part of Alfardan’s commitment to support the country’s efforts in boosting the tourism sector as a preferred luxury destination in the Middle East, amidst USD 200 billion worth of infrastructure investments in preparation for the hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Marsa Arabia Resort is an exclusive masterplan development that transcends the boundaries of residences and hotel living strategically situated within Porto Arabia along The Pearl-Qatar’s waterfront. An architectural masterpiece inspired by Arabian and Andalusian cultures, it is an exemplar of a luxury resort community offering a timeless concept of living in luxury and comfort. The resort is testament to Alfardan Group’s dedication to maintain the highest international benchmarks in terms of luxury, quality and excellence, driven by its commitment to provide the Qatari market with outstanding facilities and services. Marsa Arabia Resort will be served with world-class amenities under the management of The St. Regis brand. As a leading luxury lifestyle hospitality brand with an uncompromising commitment to excellence, St. Regis will deliver an unwavering level of bespoke and anticipatory service for guests and residents of the resort.
Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO, Alfardan Group, said that the launch of the Marsa Arabia Resort is a major testament to Qatar's capability to define the course of its development in line with the directions of the country’s wise leadership, noting that the resort is part of its commitment to maintain a culture of excellence which is intrinsic in the company’s ethos in developing uncompromising high-end properties where architectural design combines the rich national cultural heritage with the spirit of modernity to offer an extraordinary experience to seekers of exclusivity.
Alfardan added: “Alfardan Group is proud to announce the launch of the Marsa Arabia Resort in a major push to translate the Qatar National Vision 2030 into reality and advance its efforts in achieving sustainable development and ensuring a prosperous and decent life for its people, generation after generation. We are inspired to develop high-quality projects specifically designed to raise the standards and quality of life. We are now leading the way in launching high-profile projects that will shape the future of the country, guided by the vision of H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, to build a highly-developed and sustainable nation. The launch of our prestigious project comes at a very important time, especially with the strong momentum in Qatar's tourism and hospitality sector, further reinforcing our confidence to significantly contribute in the economic diversification and tourism development plans and strengthen Qatar's presence on the global tourism map.”
Hassan Al Ibrahim, Acting Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority, commented, “I would like to congratulate Alfardan Group on this innovative project, which will undoubtedly form a remarkable addition to the Qatari hospitality sector, while meeting the needs of visitors seeking leisure, luxury and recreation.”
He added, “Developments such as these reflect the high level of investor confidence in Qatar’s tourism industry, and its ability to continue growing. We are committed to continue supporting investors in tourism products that contribute to the diversification of Qatar’s tourism portfolio and its visitor source markets.”
Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, noted: “This strategic initiative is testament to Qatar’s robust tourism and hospitality industry and further upholds its international reputation as a leading luxury destination in the region. We are thrilled to further strengthen our relationship with the Alfardan Group by expanding the presence of the St. Regis brand in the country. Marriott International’s presence and growth strategy in Qatar reinforces our commitment to support the vision of the country.”
Alfardan Group has signed a strategic agreement with Marriott International, who will operate the hotel and the only branded residences under its St. Regis brand in the region; offering a unique residential luxury living concept in Qatar where owners and guests can enjoy the prestigious address and premium services associated with some of the world’s finest hotels. The Group plans to offer exclusive and sophisticated residential units for sale, offering prospective owners with the chance to enjoy a full portfolio of exclusive facilities and services including a state-of-the-art business center, spa, beauty center, swimming pools, children's playgrounds, restaurants, cafes, lounges, shops and gardens.