First Wyndham-managed Planet Hollywood hotel to open in Qatar

DOHA The first Planet Hollywood-branded hotel to be announced under a franchising affiliation with Wyndham Hotel Group will be located in the capital of Qatar.

The new-build Planet Hollywood Hotel Entertainment City is expected to open in 2014, Wyndham says. Located near Qatar’s premier theme park, the 300-key hotel will feature a restaurant, café, lounge, meeting facilities, fitness center, spa and pool. It will be owned by Doha-based Regency Group Holding and will be managed by a Wyndham subsidiary.

“Bringing the Planet Hollywood brand to one of the world’s most dynamic tourist and business destinations is truly an exciting moment,” says Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and CEO. “Planet Hollywood is a world-renowned, entertainment-based brand that is ideally suited to travelers and developers seeking unique experiences, distinctive dining and outstanding service. We are especially proud to work with Regency Group to introduce the brand to the Middle East, in the vibrant capital city of Doha.”

The announcement marks the inaugural expansion of Planet Hollywood Hotels following a September license agreement that grants Wyndham exclusive rights to franchise Planet Hollywood hotels and provide management services globally.