The Ned Doha opens in iconic address
Membership Collective Group has expanded The Ned to the Middle East in one of the most historically significant buildings in Qatar’s vibrant capital.
The Ned Doha is the third Ned hotel and members’ club and its first location in the Middle East as it opens in the former Ministry of the Interior building along Al Corniche Waterfront.
Founded in 2017, The Ned originated in London in the former Midland Bank headquarters, designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924, and opened its second location, The Ned NoMad, in the renowned 1903 Johnston building in New York City in 2022.
This third Ned location is set over five floors in the former site of the Ministry of Interior, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Doha’s skyline, and features 90 bedrooms and suites, seven public restaurants, a pool and club lounge, a health club with spa, salon, and fitness centre and a new 775sqm event space for large-scale conferences, events, and receptions.
“Five years after launching The Ned in London, we are excited to be open in Doha. We are honoured to occupy one of the city’s most architecturally significant buildings, comprising of a hotel, multiple restaurants, and its own private members’ club” said Gareth Banner, Group Managing Director, The Ned. “We’re look forward to delivering a distinct experience to our guests and members, welcoming them to stay, connect, eat and have a good time.”
Originally designed in the 1960s by Lebanese architect William Sednaoui, the unique brutalist style building has been redesigned by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin with interiors by Soho House Design. Since the property is one of the most historically important in the destination, all renovations and design touch points were implemented in line with Qatar’s mission to preserve, modernise, and repurpose its significant buildings.
The 70s-inspired bedrooms range from Cosy to Large, each with balconies offering views of the city or Arabian Gulf, and many of which feature original coffered concrete ceilings that have been thoughtfully restored. The accommodations also include 12 suites, ideal for lengthier stays and larger parties.
The members’ club experience plays out in two settings at The Ned Doha. On the ground floor, sits Ned’s Club Pool, an area with private cabanas, terrazzo flooring, and green and white striped daybeds.
On the rooftop, Ned’s Club Upstairs is a lounge with a warm wood palette, touches of gold, statement furniture, and unparalleled views of the West Bay and the Amiri Diwan.