Cheval Residences to operate Doha serviced apartments

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Qatar: Cheval Residences has signed an agreement with Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) to manage a 350-unit aparthotel in Doha’s West Bay.

The property, which opens in 2020, will be Cheval's first outside the UK, and also the first it manages for a third-party owner. Cheval West Bay ApartHotel, on Doha's Corniche waterfront, is part of QIMC's Abraj Al Tahwiliya mixed-use development. It will include 350 apartments, including open-plan studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom options. It will offer views over the sea and city and will be close to the central business district and the Doha Exhibition Centre. Each apartment will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, marble and wood luxury finishes, top-of-the-range audio-visual equipment, rainforest showers and modern kitchens. Guests will have exclusive use of a gym, spa, outdoor swimming pools and an array of restaurant and fine dining experiences in the building.

Mohammed Al Marzooqi, group managing director for Cheval Property Management Ltd and Cheval Residences Ltd, said: "We are delighted to confirm Cheval West Bay ApartHotel, Doha will be a flagship development for us; our first property outside London and  a milestone in our company vision to build a strategic portfolio to suit the demands of our affluent well-travelled guests. We are honoured to be working with QIMC and look forward to supporting the Qatari strategy of building business and leisure tourism to Qatar."

Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari, CEO of QIMC, said: "We are delighted to welcome Cheval to Qatar and to bring the Cheval brand to the Gulf for the first time. We selected Cheval for our prestigious development because of the company's absolute commitment to quality which we believe supports the Qatar Vision 2030 to attract increasing numbers of discerning leisure travellers and business travellers to our country. Cheval West Bay ApartHotel, Doha will be a superb new offering for both local and international guests."

George Westwell, Cheval Residences director said: "Cheval West Bay ApartHotel, Doha will be our first property outside London and our first aparthotel, reflecting the ambition we announced last year to develop an international property collection. The quality of our offering in London is firmly established and our desirable properties there now account for the top three positions within speciality lodging in the  capital on TripAdvisor.  We will bring the same quality and service ethos to QIMC's striking building on the Doha Corniche and we'll be established in good time for the FIFA World Cup of 2022."

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