IHG Hotels & Resorts has marked a significant milestone with the announcement of its first Vignette Collection hotel in Doha.
This prestigious launch is in partnership with Hospitality for Success H4S Hotels & Residences, a part of Al Baladi Holding. Slated to open by the end of Q1 2024, the Velero Hotel Vignette Collection Doha Lusail represents IHG’s fifth Vignette Collection hotel in the MEA region, following successful ventures in Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Kuwait.
The Vignette Collection, known for its unique blend of luxury and lifestyle experiences, offers hotel owners the advantage of maintaining their distinct identity while leveraging IHG’s global scale and expertise in luxury and lifestyle hospitality.
Strategically located in the heart of Lusail, Qatar’s rapidly developing second-largest city, the Velero Hotel Vignette Collection Doha Lusail forms part of a vibrant mixed-use development, including a retail mall. This location is ideal for guests eager to immerse themselves in rich and diverse experiences. Reflecting the ethos of the Vignette Collection, the hotel combines exclusivity with a sense of community, evident in its distinctive architectural design and opulent interiors. The hotel features 244 elegantly designed rooms, three diverse food and beverage outlets, and premium wellness facilities, including a spa, gym, and swimming pool. It also caters to corporate travelers with extensive meetings and event spaces.
Haitham Mattar, Managing Director – India, Middle East and Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts, shared his enthusiasm: “We are thrilled to partner with Al Baladi Group to introduce the Vignette Collection to Doha. As traveler preferences evolve, there is a growing demand for unique luxury experiences. Lusail’s vibrant mix of marinas, luxury shopping, and entertainment makes it an attractive destination. Our new hotel is poised to cater to this new generation of luxury and lifestyle travelers, offering distinctive elegance and design.”
Hany Al Sayyadi, CEO of Al Baladi Holding, expressed pride in the partnership: “Collaborating with IHG to bring the Vignette Collection to Lusail, Doha, is an honor. As Lusail transforms into a smart city, we believe the Velero Hotel Vignette Collection Doha Lusail will play a pivotal role in meeting the increasing demand for high-end hospitality experiences in the city.”
Located near the Lusail Stadium, which hosted the 2022 World Cup finals and is set for the upcoming Asia World Cup finals, the property is expected to be a favorite among GCC travelers and families.
IHG currently operates 108 hotels across eight brands in the Middle East, further emphasizing its commitment to expanding and diversifying its portfolio in the region.