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Hotel Inter-Continental Doha boasts awards, kings, queens, presidents, actors and masters of the greens in first year

The Hotel Inter-Continental<.> Doha celebrated its first anniversary with a function befitting the exceptional array of achievements managed by Qatar`s first…

The Hotel Inter-Continental<.> Doha celebrated its first anniversary with a function befitting the exceptional array of achievements managed by Qatar`s first luxury hotel in almost two decades.



More than 500 local dignitaries, clients and VIPs attended a reception in the hotel`s impressive grand ballroom to mark the occasion.



We started operating with 100% occupancy for our first night and we have continued impressively ever since, said Johnny Fattaleh, Regional Vice-President, Six Continents Hotels, Northern Gulf, and General Manager of the hotel, whose 245 rooms each have views of the Arabian Gulf.



He said the hotel`s first year of operations had seen stays by British and Jordanian royalty, eight presidents, two prime ministers, actors, and sports personalities, including many of Europe`s top golfers hosted by the official hotel for the $750 000 Qatar Masters.



The hotel also hosted the international line-up of guests to the 9th Islamic Summit Conference and the World Trade Organisation Conference last year.



Boasting Qatar`s longest private beach, the Hotel Inter-Continental Doha also eclipsed 607 coastal hotels worldwide to walk away with the coveted Kuoni Travel Green Planet Award. This recognised its present and future activities to meet environmental challenges posed by hotel operations beside the sea.



Guests attending the first anniversary celebration were treated to a parade in their national dress by its staff from 28 countries around the world. The grand ballroom as decorated to reflect the main features of the whole hotel, with its four restaurants recreated in each corner.



The Hotel Inter-Continental Doha is one of 119 hotels and resorts managed in the Middle East and Africa by Six Continents Hotels. Another 22 Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn properties are currently under development in the region, and they include the 136-room Holiday Inn Doha, which opens in September this year.





Photo: Johnny Fatteleh (third from right), Hotel Inter-Continental Doha general manager, cuts a celebratory cake with dignitaries from 500 guests who attended the 1st anniversary function.

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