Qatar hotels for 2022 : Qatar is creating 16 floating hotels for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Responding to a need for more hotel rooms before the games, these innovative and sustainable buildings will bring elegant temporary housing to the north of theQetaifan Island in Doha.
Among the trellis skyscrapers and towering skyscrapers that make Qatar's skyline look like something out of a sci-fi movie, there are now a number of construction sites, all busy preparing for the countries for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, when 80 or so football fans are expected to come down to Doha. But while new structures like the iconic Lusail Stadium may attract all the attention, what the country really needs ahead of the tournament are hotel rooms; According to a survey at the end of 2019, Qatar had just over 27 rooms available (the majority of which are five stars). There is an ongoing push to reach 000 rooms by 90 - and to help meet that goal, Admares Construction et Qetaifan Projects are embarking on an ambitious project to launch 16 luxury floating hotels designed only for games.
When planning the project - which will house a total of 1 rooms - the CEO ofAdmares Construction, Mikael Hedberg, notes that the company “wanted to maximize the assigned location without making it too crowded, allowing guests to easily travel for games and also have a visually appealing place to retire. Located on Qetaifan Island North, a 15-minute drive from Lusail Stadium, each of the 16 sleek and modern four-story hotels will have a different exterior theme and design that will separate each floor from the floating buildings. “On the ground floor there will be an architectural element of typical Arab residences called mashrabiya, which is a perforated sheet steel facade connecting the buildings to the local tradition,” says Jani Vahala, partner and hotel designer SIGGE Architects.
Inside, each structure will have a restaurant, lounge bar and 101 rooms decorated in a clean Scandinavian style, with tones of white and wood. “A unique feature in each room will be the measurement of energy consumption”, explains Vahala: “The energy consumption of the occupants will be measured and shared directly with them to enable them to reduce their carbon footprint”.
After the World Cup there are plans to move the floating building to a permanent location, although no details have been announced. The hotels do not yet have an official name, although the developers note that interested guests will be able to book the unique rooms one year after the games, through global travel sites like Expedia et Booking.com.