(2005) Doha Hotel & Conference Center

client : Qatar Government
typology : Mixed-Use Hospitality
services : Architecture
where : Doha, Qatar

The Doha Hotel & Conference Center was designed for the GCC governmental summit, held every five years in one of its member states.

With a 5-star hotel of 250 rooms, a conference plenum seating between 500-1000 people and numerous meeting rooms, the complex also offers visitors all the traditional amenities of a first class resort, including hotel ballrooms, food and beverage outlets, health spa and beach club facilities as well as a marina and a 9-hole golf course. Organized around patios and open courtyards, the architecture is sensitive to the local vernacular style. A major factor in the design was to reconcile the height requirements of the functions whilst remaining true to the details and volumes of local architecture.

The massing was studied to ensure optimal orientations for hotel rooms and suites and maintaining a separation of functions and privacy of access for heads of state during the summits.