(MENAFN - Gulf Times) With the goal of 'developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, hospitality chain Tivoli Hotels & Resorts has announced that it is now operating Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha.
With this development, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, one of the many assets managed by Katara Hospitality, will now be known as Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli.
'The synergies of these two brands will enhance the development of the local hospitality sector and contribute towards economic diversification, as envisioned in Qatar National Vision 2030, a press statement noted.
As part of the Minor Hotels portfolio of brands, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts backed by its 80-plus years of heritage and experience now adds Qatar to the 'collection of distinctive high-end luxury properties that it operates in Portugal and Brazil.
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a collection of nine buildings that feature intricate décor and architecture, nestled in the heart of Souq Waqif.
Tivoli Hotels and Resorts is part of Minor Hotels.
Located near major business hubs in Doha, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli offers an 'immersion in Arabian tradition and culture, combined with the luxury service and personal attention for which Tivoli hotels are renowned, the statement said.
Guests staying at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli can experience 'both traditional culture and the modern vibes of the city, discovering Souq Waqif through guided tours offered by their personal butler.
Area general manager (Minor Hotels) Thomas Fehlbier said: 'The list of personalised, tailor-made services available is unparalleled.
'We look forward to introducing a new level of service provision to Doha and to exciting our customers with innovation, creative cuisine and individual recognition in a truly spectacular and authentically local environment offering guests a unique experience, he added.
In addition to Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli in Qatar, the brand, which will celebrate its 85th birthday next year, has a portfolio of 12 hotels 10 in Portugal and two in Brazil.
This year has seen 'significant investment in a number of the brand's properties, including multi-million-euro refurbishments at both the flagship Lisbon property Tivoli Avenida Liberdade and Tivoli Carvoeiro in the Algarve.
In addition, Tivoli Oriente in Lisbon and Tivoli Marina Vilamoura in the Algarve, along with the two properties in Brazil, have all been refurbished.
Minor Hotels also operates Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, the luxury brand's first resort in Qatar.