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Corinthia to operate Zaha Hadid Architects designed hotel in Lusail City, Qatar

Corinthia Group’s management branch, CHI, has begun preliminary agreements to provide technical and management services for the Zaha Hadid Architect’s (ZHA) designed hotel tower near Doha, Qatar. The 70,000 sq.m project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Corinthia Hotels deliver the highest standards of hospitality with meticulous attention to detail. In a world of mass-produced experiences, Corinthia offers their guests made-to-measure. Corinthia’s portfolio includes 13 bespoke hotels in the most dynamic cities across Europe and Africa. Each hotel and resort is a tribute to its local traditions and cultures.

Commissioned by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani in 2013 as part of Lusail City’s masterplan to create a sustainable, integrated community, ZHA’s project for Al Alfia Holding—one of Qatar’s largest holdings of companies in the Middle East’s real estate and construction sectors—is located in the city’s Marina District.

Designed as an environmentally sustainable community of 450,000 residents and visitors, Lusail City’s water, energy, communications and transport networks are planned to automatically adapt to continually changing conditions, making Lusail the most sustainable city in the region.

Continuing these ecological considerations, the formal composition of ZHA’s design has been inspired by the structure of the desert hyacinth; a flowering plant native to the landscapes and coastlines of the Arabian Gulf. The nine-pointed form of the building’s podium surrounds a central core defined by the interwoven geometries of the hyacinth. A filigreed mashrabiya façade envelops the building to reduce solar gain.

“With inspirational public spaces and the most generous guest rooms and suites of ZHA’s unmistakable signature, we celebrate Zaha Hadid’s remarkable legacy and continue Lusail City’s commitment to creating the region’s most sustainable, integrated community,” said H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairman of Al Alfia Holding.

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‘Corinthia to run Zaha Hadid project in Doha’ – The Times of Malta

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