Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, has entered the Qatar market with its new Le Royal Méridien Doha property.

Located in the country’s future city, Lusail, the 377-room hotel features striking neo-classical architecture and connects to the Place Vendôme Qatar luxury complex that is home to 580 retail outlets, fine dining outlets, theatres, office and residential spaces.

The hotel features 240 guest rooms including 53 suites offering sea or city views.

Each guest room features spacious bathrooms with large bathtubs and separate rain showers, working areas and LCD televisions. Club guest rooms have exclusive access to the hotel’s Club Lounge facilities offering daily complimentary breakfast and a happy hour. Le Royal Club guest rooms meanwhile offer daily breakfast and fresh fruit baskets, afternoon tea, evening canapés, and drinks.

Its dining options include Adrift Anda by David Myers, alfresco restaurant Yedi, Loleya Patisserie by Chef Aziz, and The G.O.A.T Sports Lounge.

Besides the suites, the hotel also features 137 residences including studios, and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

For meetings and events, the hotel’s in-house events team, Le Caractère Events, can curate large events including lavish weddings or smaller, more intimate gatherings and business meetings in its 11,000 sqm events space. The Pétale Royal Ballroom can host large events of up to 750 guests, complete with a private luxury bridal suite.

The property can be accessed from the airport or the city centre by limousine, taxi, metro or the ferry service.

Le Royal Méridien Doha is a 15-minute drive from downtown Doha, and a 12-minute drive to Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre, with metro and bus links to Entertainment City. The nearest stadium is the Lusail Stadium.

“Qatar is a destination for travellers seeking culture, relaxation, and sport, and the city of Lusail is poised to welcome global travellers looking for a destination within a destination that is close to key attractions and leisure landmarks. We are excited to introduce Le Méridien to the country and bring the brand’s distinctive European flair to global tastemakers and locals,” said Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, vice-president – Premium and Select Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “Marriott International has been part of Qatar’s history and development for nearly 40 years and the opening of Le Royal Méridien Doha illustrates our commitment to the country’s growing hospitality and tourism sector.”