With a tourism strategy focused on meeting the highest standards in facilities and services, Doha is quickly gaining a reputation for its sumptuous hotels and their extensive dining, entertainment, leisure, and fitness offerings.
Qatar is investing US$20billion over five years into tourism infrastructure, including the construction of hotels, resorts, and other leisure facilities. To meet the demand, hotel capacity will increase to over 20,000 rooms by the end of 2017. Qatar currently boasts 33 five star hotels offering 8600 rooms [average room rate $150], 20 four star hotels offering 4500 rooms [average room rate $100] and 23 three star hotels offering 1600 rooms [average room rate $50].
International chains with properties in Doha include the Ritz Carlton, Starwood, Marriott, Mövenpick, Hilton, Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Kempinski and Grand Hyatt.