Katara Hospitality has launched the first phase of its world-class waterpark and resort project Qetaifan Island North.
Qetaifan Projects, a subsidiary of the Qatar-based global hotel owner, developer and operator, will develop and manage the project.
Atkins, the well-established design, engineering and project management consultancy, has been commissioned to design the masterplan, infrastructure and components for Phase 1.
The 1.4 million square metre Qetaifan Island North is a major part of Lusail City’s expansion project. Its centrepiece will be a state-of-the-art waterpark alongside a range of leisure attractions and luxury hotels.
Specifically, Phase One will encompass 350,000 square metres and feature the aqua park, a four-star hotel comprising of 400 rooms, as well as the necessary infrastructure. Phase Two is set to include a park, mixed-use residential complex, retail plaza, souq and staff accommodation.
“Our vision is to leave an outstanding legacy for future generations”
The signing ceremony between Atkins and Katara was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality; His Excellency Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Chairman of Katara Hospitality; Tom Hasker, Managing Director – Property, Middle East & Africa for Atkins and Lesley Desport, Country Director – Qatar for Atkins.
“The launch of Qetaifan Projects marks a significant milestone in Katara Hospitality’s commitment to invest in the development of Qatar’s Tourism industry and capitilise on its growth potential,” reported Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani. “Our vision is to change the world of hospitality through investment and innovation to leave an outstanding legacy for future generations, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Qetaifan Islands is a development located off Lusail City in Doha, Qatar. It comprises two islands: Qetaifan Island North and Qetaifan Island South. The latter is being developed by Lusail Real Estate Development Company. Both islands are connected to the Lusail mainland by a pair of iconic hanging suspension bridges.