|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 760,000m˛ site’s eventual built-up space, which will also include homes, retail shops and cultural space.