Hospitality firm sbe has announced it will open its first hotel in the Middle East with the launch of Mondrian Doha, Qatar in the second quarter of 2017.
This soft opening will set the stage for Mondrian Doha’s grand opening celebration, which follows in late September, the company said in a statement.
The 270-room hotel has been designed in collaboration with world-renowned Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, and is his first hotel in the region.
Guests can choose from five distinctive room categories including penthouse suites, studio suites, one and two bedroom suites and a range of standard guestrooms – all of which share the design details of Swarovski crystal chandeliers and bespoke furniture in hues to mirror the desert.
Sam Nazarian, founder and CEO, sbe said: “We are delighted to open our first hotel in the Middle East in Doha, Qatar which is one of the most dynamic cities in the region. We’re additionally set to open two more hotel properties in Dubai in 2017 and 2018 and a number of restaurants.”
He said the hotel will incorporate bespoke Marcel Wanders design features with influences from the beauty of local patterns, ornate Arabic writing and historic souks.
Structurally, the building of Mondrian Doha is shaped like a falcon, with many references to the national bird of Qatar also found inside from paintings and portraits to falcon headpieces and ornaments.
Mondrian Doha will also feature eight restaurants and bars – some of which are new to Qatar – including Wolfgang Puck, master chef and restaurateur, bringing his concept CUT by Wolfgang Puck.
Additional hotel facilities will include an entertainment floor complete with nightclub, rooftop pool and Skybar, an exclusive spa and a grand ballroom.
Room rates at Mondrian Doha will start from $240 per night.