Global hotel developer and operator Katara Hospitality has revealed plans to perform a complete renovation of Doha Marriott Hotel in Qatar.

Doha Marriott Hotel will undergo a full property revamp for the first time since its opening in 1973.

The hotel operator has selected Qatari-based construction services company UrbaCon Trading & Contracting as the contractor.

As part of the renovation programme, Doha Marriott Hotel will see improvements being delivered to its guest rooms, public areas, recreation facilities, conference halls and meetings space.

The enhancements will also involve upgraded food and beverages offerings, development of the project entrance road and a port coacher.

In addition, a tower for visual connectivity between the two towers, and a new family pool with a dedicated zone for kids activities will be added. The original design will, however, be maintained.

The hotel will be closed for renovation after 1 September 2019, and the project is expected to complete by the end of 2021.

In a statement, Katara Hospitality said: “When it reopens, the newly renovated property will reflect perfectly the synergy between the striking 1981’s architecture of one of Doha’s most recognised landmarks, with all the style and functionality that is expected of a leading 21st-century luxury hotel.”

“This renovation is a key milestone for the iconic hotel, known to be the first 5-star hotel in Doha, and reiterates the hotel’s commitment towards creating an elevated brand experience for guests.”

Katara Hospitality owns or manages 40 hotels and the company is targeting to increase its portfolio to 60 hotels by 2026.