Premier Inn confirms Qatar expansion plans
Dohaland and Premier Inn have entered a joint venture (JV) to rollout Premier Inn’s value hotel model in Qatar.The first project announced under the agreement will be a 200-room hotel to be built at Doha Education City, on the outskirts of Doha. The JV will be administered by Dohaland Hospitality, which is already planning further Premier Inn hotels in Qatar.Premier Inn is the largest hotel group in the UK with almost 600 hotels. It is committed to international expansion: it operates three hotels in the UAE, with two more to be opened soon, and opened its first hotel in India last year. All Premier Inns in the region feature en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath, family rooms that sleep up to two adults and two children aged 15 and under, 32in flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi: laptop safe, tea/coffee making facilities; spacious desk area and a contemporary restaurant Most hotels in the region also offer a swimming pool.DOHALAND Hospitality recently announced the appointment of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to operate and manage a new luxury city centre hotel and serviced apartments to be built by 2014 as part of the Musheireb – Heart of Doha development.