Morgans Hotel Group is to manage a 265-room Mondrian Hotel in Doha which is due to open early 2013.
Located in the West Bay Lagoon, the property - financed by a Qatar-based bank and being developed and owned by one of the members of Qatar’s Royal Family - will contain banqueting and meeting venues, spa, rooftop pool and serve regional and international cuisine.
Marc Gordon, President of Morgans Hotel Group, said there was "every indication" Doha will be a launch pad for further growth in the Middle East. "It is also consistent with our asset-light strategy of entering into long-term management contracts that expand our brands," he said.
Morgans recently announced management agreements for three new hotels in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; coastal Turkey; and New York City. Both the Turkey and Cabo properties will be branded Delano. The Mondrian Soho in New York is due to open March 1.
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Report by Dominic Ellis