To celebrate the official opening of Mandarin Oriental, Doha, centrally located in Msheireb Downtown Doha, the hotel’s personalized signature fan was unveiled today by Mr Hassan Abdulrahman Al Ibrahim, Assistant Secretary-General of Qatar National Tourism Council, Mr Ali Al Kuwari, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Msheireb Properties, Mrs Jill Kluge, Chief Marketing Officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Mr Martin Schnider, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Doha.
Every Mandarin Oriental hotel around the world has its own signature fan which is designed to reflect the local culture of each property. Mandarin Oriental, Doha’s fan design is a celebration of Qatari identity, with a mix of Middle Eastern inspired design elements. Created in Qatar and handcrafted in France by Maison Duvelleroy, artisanal fan maker since 1827, the burgundy tone and patterns on each of the nine fan blades depict a series of connected symbols that are intrinsic to Doha, while the tassel is a beautiful reminder of the significance of pearling to the heritage of the city.
“This fan is a beautiful representation of our newest property in Doha, where Middle Eastern charm meets Mandarin Oriental’s legendary oriental hospitality,” said Jill Kluge, Chief Marketing Officer for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “We are delighted to celebrate the opening of this stylish property in this landmark destination,” she added.
“The launch of Mandarin Oriental, Doha represents a significant milestone for Msheireb Properties. It is the first Mandarin Oriental hotel to be launched in the region and to open in Msheireb Downtown Doha, our key development project that has been designed as the world’s first sustainable regeneration project. We are delighted that guests can now enjoy the hotel’s five-star hospitality and also experience the beautiful architecture of the overall project,” said Ali Al Kuwari, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Msheireb Properties, developer and owner of the project.
The hotel has created two fans, one to be prominently displayed in the hotel and the second to be presented to Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser whose vision is the driving force in building the future of Qatar.
To celebrate the opening, the hotel has launched an enticing Blossoming in Doha opening package, which includes a Mandarin Oriental Gift Card to the value of USD100 per night, and a Mandarin Oriental, Doha limited edition replica bespoke fan with an authentic pearl tassel.
Featured on the fan blades are iconic elements which showcase this great city – paying homage to its distinctive architecture, tradition, hospitality and heritage. The dhow boat on the fan blade symbolizes pearl trading in the region with designs inspired by beautiful calligraphy and charming hospitality.