Qatar: Aiana Hotels & Resorts will open its first property in Qatar by the second quarter of 2016.
Amruda Nair, the joint managing director and CEO of the group,
said a serviced apartment development with 180 units of different
sizes will be opened within nine to 10 months in West Bay.
A joint venture agreement was signed with HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani, chairman, Al Sawari Holding and Qatari Business Association in March to create Aiana Hotels & Resorts.
Amruda said: "The whole property is under construction and reaching into the finishing stage. Meanwhile, the company is registered with the Qatar Financial Centre and our corporate office is in Doha. We will have the vice-president for operations along with several other senior officials of the company moved into Doha. All the strategic decisions will take place out of Qatar. The idea is to have our flagship project in Doha and replicate the model across the Middle East."
She hinted that the project will have a large number of studio apartments: "A lot of people are moving to Doha on medium to long term. Many of them are coming without their families. We will cater to that segment. The apartment will also have an Indian restaurant and an Indian spa. Our three-bedroom apartment will be much larger than the prevailing ones in West Bay."