Accor has unveiled the first property under its business-oriented Pullman brand in Qatar.
The 47-storey Pullman Doha West Bay is located close to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, and features 468 rooms, suites and apartments across 11 categories.
Interiors have been inspired by the colours of the sand, and the lobby Artist Playground will be completed later this year, showcasing exhibitions by local and international artists
The lobby also features a sculptural globe by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, which represents “a time, place, and sense of travel and discovery”.
Facilities include Avenue restaurant, themed around the ‘CuisInMotion’ concept, “which gives diners an opportunity to watch the culinary team in action or hop on a gastronomic journey through four cosmopolitan avenues of the world – Champs Elysees in France, Tsukiji in Japan, Bosphorus in Turkey and Broadway in the US”.
Other F&B options include Italian restaurant Bice, and The Score sports bar.
Meeting and events spaces include the 700-capacity Al Thuraya Ballroom, and the hotel also features a spa with eight treatment rooms, a hammam a 24-hour fitness centre.
It’s been 15 years since Accor revived its Pullman brand (which had been merged into the Sofitel brand back in 1993).
At the time the group set a target of 300 Pullman properties worldwide by 2015 – there are currently around 140 hotels in operation, with recent openings including the Pullman Tbilisi Axis Towers.
Commenting on the opening Ehab Barghouth, general manager, Pullman Doha West Bay, said:
“We have been given a wonderful opportunity to open the first Pullman hotel and introduce the brand to Doha ahead of the anticipated World Cup later this year.
“Featuring a smart and modern design, best-in-class business facilities, reliable service and a balanced approach to work and wellbeing, I am confident Pullman Doha West Bay will become a standout favourite of Doha residents and international visitors alike.”