Our venture in the hotel business began with a development of the first W brand hotel in the Middle East and North Africa – W Doha Hotel & Residences. The objective has been to combine authenticity with modernity all whilst create a new luxury life-style experience.

Complementing this theme, we have established partnerships with Culinary Concept’s Spice Market and Market Restaurants, created by the internationally renowned 3-star Michelin Chef, Jean Georges Vongerichten.

In 2015 we acquired The Gritti Palace in Venice, Italy. This iconic property combining history and culture with Venetian style elegance was built in 1475 and named after Andrea Gritti, Doge of Venice (1523-1538).

The Gritti Palace became a destination for the world's political, social and intellectual elites. Over the years guests have included Churchill, De Gaulle, Hemingway, Stravinsky, Chaplin, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and more.

According to the British newspaper, The Telegraph "... The Gritti is not just any hotel: it's one of the world finest hotels; one of the most historic, ravishing, beautifully located, and sumptuously appointed places to stay not just in Venice but in any city you care to mention."