The Ned's First Hotel in Middle East Opens in Doha

  • Publish date: Friday، 25 November 2022
The Ned's First Hotel in Middle East Opens in Doha

The Ned Doha in Qatar, the third Ned hotel and members' club and its first location in the Middle East, has officially opened its doors, thanks to the Membership Collective Group.

The Ned Doha is a five-floor hotel with 90 rooms and suites that overlook the Arabian Gulf and Doha's skyline. It also has six public restaurants, a pool, a club lounge, a health club with a spa, a salon, and a fitness center, as well as a brand-new 8,350 sq ft event space for big conferences and events.

According to Gareth Banner, group managing director of The Ned, "Five years after founding The Ned in London, we are pleased to open in Doha and occupy one of the city's most architecturally significant buildings, comprised of a hotel, numerous restaurants, and its own private members' club."

The building, which was originally designed in the 1960s by Lebanese architect William Sednaoui, has been renovated by London's David Chipperfield Architects, with interior design by Soho House Design. A live performance stage is located beneath an atrium that is encircled by a variety of restaurants and beautiful green marble imported from the Greek island of Tinos, taking inspiration from The Ned's original address in London.

The Ned's First Hotel in Middle East Opens in Doha

The Ned Doha has six restaurants with completely halal meals that are open to everyone. The hotel's central Cecconi's restaurant provides traditional northern Italian fare, including hand-made pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and seafood dishes with Venetian influences. In a setting with a marble-topped counter, jade-green cushioned seats, and bulbous chandeliers, Kaia provides Pan-Asian cuisine, featuring specialties from Southeast Asia and Hawaii like sushi, poke bowls, and mains slow-cooked on a robata grill.

The casual restaurant Electric Diner offers American classics and deli favorites like burgers, salads, and traditional milkshakes in a welcoming setting with red leather banquettes, an open kitchen, and a feature wall that bears the name of the establishment in pink neon.

Classic beverages are available at Nickel Lounge, which has seats arranged around a stage for live performances. Millie's, an international brasserie with retro décor, is also located on the ground level.

Hadika offers mezzeh family-style options, including fattoush and shish tawook, in a garden setting that is shaded by umbrellas and vegetation. It serves Levantine cuisine. Hadika offers three air-conditioned private dining rooms that patrons can reserve and use privately. Malibu Kitchen, which is located next to the pool and offers a menu of California-inspired favorites such sea bream tacos, courgette flatbreads, and young coconut salad, introduces a completely new culinary idea to the area. The outside restaurant has air conditioning for year-round enjoyment.

The Ned's First Hotel in Middle East Opens in Doha

Ned's Club Upstairs is a lounge on the rooftop with unmatched views of the West Bay and the Amiri Diwan, a warm wood color scheme, gold accents, and statement furniture. Up to 12 guests can be accommodated in a private room on the rooftop for events. From Ned's Club Spa, visitors can see the entire city.

The new Corniche Hall event space welcomes groups for sizable conferences, social gatherings, and events, accommodating up to 600 guests for a standing reception organized around a beautiful courtyard. It is accessed by its own private, distinct door. The area has height-adjustable chandelier lighting, is flooded with natural light, and has a balcony with access to further outdoor event space. Up to 40 guests can assemble on the balcony, which overlooks the main stage, for a standing reception.