Monday, 31 March 2008: 22 new hotels will be opened in Doha over the next four years, according to the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
The Four Seasons, Hyatt, Hilton, Inter-Continental and other multinational hotel corporations are constructing new properties in Doha to meet high demand.
More than $100bn in infrastructure and investment projects will be completed by 2012.
Hassan Ali bin Ali, Chairman of the Doha 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid, said he was “immensely pleased" with the growth within the hospitality sector in Qatar and that as a result the country will become a more attractive destination for sports, business and tourism.
By 2016, more than 80,000 rooms will be available, regardless of the International Olympic Committee´s (IOC) decision to pick Doha as host city for the 2016 games. The decision is to be made next year.
“Qatar is one of the most exciting countries to visit in the Middle East. We have a rich culture and vibrant history. Visitors to Qatar have wonderful opportunities to explore the natural environment, take desert safaris, visit our ancient monuments, relax at our many beaches and pools or attend one of the many international sporting competitions held in Qatar annually," said bin Ali.