Three hotel Doha complex rebranded to debut Marriot Marquis in Qatar

Posted on 4th August 2014

A three-hotel complex in Doha, which includes the Renaissance Doha, Courtyard Doha, and Marriott Executive Apartments Doha, will merge and be collectively be re-branded as the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, marking the brand’s debut in Qatar.


The hotel, owned by Al Rayyan Tourism and Investment Company (ARTIC), is located in Doha’s West Bay district and comprises 580 guest rooms, 1200 square meters of meeting space, and is directly connected to the City Center mall.

Marriott International president and managing director Middle East and Africa Alex Kyriakidis said: “Marriott Hotels is our flagship brand designed for frequent travelers who want to make the most of every opportunity presented by travel. In addition, the iconic Marriott Hotels brand is on a continuous journey to maintain its position as a leader in innovation to satisfy guests and thereby attract strategic partners like ARTIC.”

ARTIC chairman Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani commented: “By introducing Marriott's modern and elegant Marquis brand in Doha we will further enhance the high-end market offering and add significant value to our hotel portfolio.

"Our success in attracting Marriott Marquis for these three prime hotels demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality and reflects the strength of the relationships we develop with our partners. We look forward to further cooperation with Marriott International in the future.”

Rutger Smits, CEO of ARTIC, added: “ARTIC aims to capitalize on the opportunities that arise from Qatar's significant investments in Qatar's tourism infrastructure and will continue to play an integral role in supporting Qatar's National Tourism Strategy. In addition to the Marriott Marquis, ARTIC has several more hotel projects under development and in the process of acquisition.”

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