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HBK Contracting awarded Katara Towers Phase 2 deal
June 2018 818

Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, has awarded Phase 2 construction works of Katara Towers, Lusail City’s future hospitality landmark, to HBK Contracting.

The announcement came during a signing ceremony between Katara Hospitality and HBK Contracting, a leading construction firm operating in Qatar, assigned to construct Katara Towers 36-storey cross-swords design, MEP (back of the house), and First Fix (front of the house).

The signing ceremony took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and was attended by Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, chairman of Katara Hospitality and Sheikh Ali bin Hamad K. Al-Thani, president of HBK Contracting.

“With today’s Phase 2 awarding to HBK begins the next phase in Katara Hospitality’s journey of developing the hospitality icon of Qatar,” said Katara Hospitality chairman, Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani. “Our vision for Katara Towers is to set new standards that go beyond the borders of the hospitality industry and will provide an architectural landmark that is instantly recognised and understood right across the globe.”

Symbolically intertwined with Qatar’s heritage, the iconic towers' design is an architectural translation of Qatar’s national seal, representing the traditional scimitar swords.

On being awarded the contract,  president of HBK Contracting Sheikh Ali said: “We are extremely honoured that Katara Hospitality has entrusted us with the responsibility of constructing such an iconic development. Being a Qatari company, we are also proud to be part of this major project in Lusail City. We will endeavour to do all that we can to ensure we deliver to the highest possible standard and in line with the agreed deadlines.”

The contract award will allow HBK Contracting to begin work on the swooping structure of the towers which will dominate the skyline of the Lusail Marina District. HBK Contracting will remain as the main contractor for the forthcoming works of Katara Towers until project completion over the next 32 months.

When complete, Katara Towers will house a luxurious five-star hotel, the first six-star hotel in Qatar and branded residences to become home to potential residents. The complex will make available a total of 505 rooms and 49 apartments. The project has been enhanced with a man-made satellite beach front island that will be home to a mix of entertainment and recreations facilities and a potent restaurant mix of celebrity chef, global brands and homegrown brands restaurants.

Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, Katara Hospitality’s chief executive officer, said: “As Qatar National Vision 2030 creates the perfect framework for us, we will continue to develop peerless hospitality at home and abroad that are not only jewels in our portfolio but are emblematic for Qatar as well.” - TradeArabia News Service

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