28 Jul 2022 By May Ng

The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort Showcases A Style To Remember In Doha’s Katara Cultural Village

The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Doha, Qatar. Responsible for some of the world’s most iconic hospitality landmarks, WATG has drawn on its 77-year legacy to reimagine Doha’s luxury landscape with its interpretation of Mughal heritage with a touch of Ottoman influence. Scheduled to debut in November 2022, The Chedi Katara will offer 59 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites as well as 32 villas complemented by world-class culinary concepts along the beachfront of the Katara Cultural Village.

Sandwiched between desert and sea across a 66,000 sqm plot, the design of The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort is heavily inspired by Mughal architecture and features elements of Ottoman heritage. The hotel is comprised of 91 rooms, suites and villas in addition to five epicurean venues that include The Restaurant, The Lobby Lounge, The Cigar Lounge, The Beach Club and Marsa Katara. The orientation of the hotel offers all guestrooms, lounge and restaurant areas privileged views of the main pool and private beach.

In tackling Qatar’s challenging climate, WATG’s architects ensured that the property remains mostly enclosed and air-conditioned in its meticulous planning. Glass screens are installed in areas typically left open to the elements in temperate conditions. Working with the Indian and Mogul design language, the screens were glazed to appear as authentic and close to the building’s original architectural details, rather than stand out as something visibly foreign.