Published On:September 16 2014
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Msheireb hotel project pushed back two years.
The opening date for the Mandarin Oriental has been pushed back two years.
The project, first announced in 2010, was originally set to open this year, but is now not scheduled for completion until 2016 – the latest signal that the massive QR20bn ($5.5bn) redevelopment project is slipping behind schedule.
The hotel is set to be a high-end, 158-room hotel with 91 serviced apartments, and is one of three hospitality projects under construction on the massive 31-hectare site in Msheireb, Downtown Doha.
The property’s owner, Amlak Hospitality, is a member of the Qatar Foundation and is developing three Msheireb hotels. Once completed, the buildings will take up more than 15% of the 760,000m² site’s eventual built-up space, which will also include homes, retail shops and cultural space.