Hilton opens first hotel in Qatar

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has expanded its global portfolio to 80 countries with the opening of Hilton Doha, its first hotel in Qatar. The new 309-room hotel is ideally located on the headland of the capital city’s prestigious Corniche and boasts such amenities as a 750-capacity ballroom, a dedicated conference wing and the first eforea: spa at Hilton in the Middle East. The hotel also features seven meeting rooms, six restaurants and bars, an outdoor swimming pool, a kids club, a private beach and a view of the Arabian Gulf from every room. Hilton Doha will also open Qatar’s first Trader Vic’s bar and restaurant. The hotel is about a 15-minute drive from the airport and near to the heart of Doha’s upscale commercial, retail and diplomatic district, including the Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art. (

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