April 20, 2015 (archive): Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar. With more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, Katara Hospitality actively pursues its strategic expansion plans by investing in peerless hotels in Qatar while growing its collection of iconic properties in key international markets. Katara Hospitality has surpassed its target of owning and/or managing 30 hotels by 2016 two years ahead of schedule and is now focused on adding 30 more properties over the following decade. As the country’s flagship hospitality organisation, Katara Hospitality supports Qatar’s long term economic vision.

Katara Hospitality currently owns properties spread across three continents in Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Singapore and Thailand.  Katara Hospitality also owns its own hotel management company: Murwab Hotel Group which manages owned and non-owned hotels around the world through The Bürgenstock Selection and Murwab Hotels brands, as well as select independent hotels.

Katara Hospitality’s portfolio of Qatar based hotels currently include: Sharq Village & Spa, with the hotel operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. and spa operated by Six Senses Spa, Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Doha Marriott Hotel, Mövenpick Hotel Doha and Somerset West Bay Doha. Katara Hospitality also owns and manages the Sealine Beach Resort, one of Qatar’s favourite vacation destinations.

Katara Hospitality plays a significant role in Qatar’s strategic development and as the hospitality flagship of the country it invests in the very best international hotels with the intention of restoring their former glory, whilst often adding extra-special touches that make them even more desirable and memorable.

Katara’s portfolio of international operational hotels currently includes: Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort, Raffles Singapore, Chiva-Som, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, The Peninsula Paris, InterContinental Carlton Cannes, Schweizerhof Hotel Bern, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, InterContinental De La Ville Rome, Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan, InterContinental Frankfurt InterContinental Madrid, and The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel.

Katara Hospitality has gained global recognition for the contributions it has made to the Qatari and international hospitality landscape. The World Travel Awards have named it the ‘World’s Leading Hospitality Company’ for two years running as well as the ‘Middle East’s Leading Hospitality Development Company’. On a regional scale, Katara Hospitality has been recognized as the ‘Hospitality Company of the Year’ at the fifth Arabian Business Qatar Awards and the ‘2014 Hospitality Achiever’ at the Inaugural Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards.