Qatar hotel sector to welcome new hotels and leisure destinations.

Details of other operators, designers and architects will follow with a fuller review in the new year.

But it’s worth a sneak peek at some of the new leisure facilities.

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Secretary General of Qatar National Tourism Council and CEO of Qatar Airways, said of the developments: “Throughout this year and in the run up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TM, we are expanding our tourism offering to ensure guests can enjoy the very best in Qatari hospitality.

Extensive hotel and resort development is key to our strategy, and we are pleased to have two outstanding developments underway, including our partnership with Hilton Hotels and Resorts with the Salwa Beach project.”

The seventh Hilton hotel opening in the region, the Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, is located 84 kilometers from the capital, Doha.

With no expense spared, the resort is set across 3.5km of picturesque private beaches and features beautiful and spacious beach villas, each with private pools and gardens for a luxurious yet secluded getaway.

Thirty villas are now available for bookings, with a further 246 deluxe hotel rooms and suites due to open in early 2021.

This is a substantial resort with over 20 eateries on site with a cuisine to fit each and every palate.

Outside of Abu Samra, the Zulal Wellness Resort is set to be the largest wellness destination in the country and the first wellbeing resort in the region.

Partially opening in late 2020 before its complete opening in early 2021, the resort will be located in the north of Qatar and will offer treatments and facilities for sun-seeking families or couples looking to escape to the Arabian dunes.