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A new $1.6bn hotel and conference/expo centre named Silver Pearl Hotel has been proposed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Silver Pearl Hotel will be a 1,000-plus-room property located 1.5km offshore, near Doha.

US-based M Castedo Architects designed the complex along with a team of engineering companies.

Qatar hotel developer and operator Katara Hospitality will develop the project, pending approval.

The building will feature two semicircular 30-storey towers separated by a vaulted, climate controlled atrium.

An adjacent structure will feature a conference and exposition centre as well as a recreational landscaped roof deck to be situated above a multi-storey parking facility.

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Plans also include a range of restaurants and retail commercial spaces. Visitors will arrive at the Silver Pearl by a four lane elevated causeway, private yacht or helicopter.

The entire facility has been engineered to be elevated above the sea bed, decreasing any environmental impact.

A major environment consultant with marine experience will incorporate the lessons learned on existing projects such as The Palm and The World in nearby Dubai in the development of the current site.

The estimated cost includes the supporting infrastructure and excluding the interior construction and fit out of the restaurants and commercial spaces.

Image: Silver Pearl Entry View and Marina. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire.