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Mondrian Hotel pushes back Qatar opening to September 2015

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Under-construction Mondrian Doha Hotel
Under-construction Mondrian Doha Hotel

The opening of the first Mondrian Hotel in the Gulf has again been delayed, with a new launch date set for the fall of this year, according to industry media reports.

That’s about six months later than the latest anticipated opening date of the first quarter of this year, a deadline that has already passed.

Specialist website Hotelier Middle East quoted Jason Kalisman, interim CEO of the operating company Morgans Hotel Group, as confirming the revised launch.

This is the latest in a series of set-backs for the hotel, which is situated next to Zig-Zag towers near Lagoona Mall.

Previous deadlines

Rendering does not take into account neighboring Zig Zag Towers.
Rendering does not take into account neighboring Zig Zag Towers.

Plans for Mondrian Doha were initially announced in 2011, with an opening set for 2013.

According to the hotel’s website, that deadline was pushed back to mid-2014, and then a revised date of early 2015 was set.

When previously contacted by Doha News, officials declined to comment for reasons behind the delay, although it is not uncommon for construction projects in Qatar to suffer set-backs to their timelines.

The hotel is designed to resemble a falcon and stands 31-stories high, with an entrance shaped like a beak, wing-like extensions framing the rooftop and basements that appear to carved out like a nest.

It houses 270 rooms and suites, will have a number of bars and restaurants with local and international cuisine, a spa and a roof-top pool bar, according to its website.

There are currently four Mondrian-branded hotels internationally – in New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles and London, with Qatar expected to be the fifth, and another set to launch in Istanbul.

The Morgans Hotel Group specializes in lifestyle hotels and has four brands- Delano, Originals, Hudson and Mondrian.

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Scarletti
Scarletti
6 years ago

love it , how the image deletes those hideous zig zag towers ! they are an embarrassment

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

Six months is not much of a delay in Qatar.

sicti
sicti
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Wait for it. The same was with Sidra, small delays, and now….

Shabzed
Shabzed
6 years ago

Much needed news. Well done

Expat77
Expat77
6 years ago

Looks promising architecture. ..

Scarletti
Scarletti
6 years ago
Reply to  Expat77

troll !

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago

The opening was set for 2013. That is a delay of two years. But that is no news. It’s normal. It would be Breaking News if something would be openend before the set deadline.

Truth101
Truth101
6 years ago

More over-priced average/mediocre eating & drinking options for Qatar residents. Yay! Can’t wait!

al-Lalal
al-Lalal
6 years ago

FIFA changed the World Cup schedule from summer to late autumn, I am sure that they will find a way to change it from 2022 to 2025 to accommodate perennial construction delays and missed deadlines. It won’t be cheap though.

brorick
brorick
6 years ago

the exterior is not complete yet, im sure itll take more than 6 months to complete interior

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