MCG announces Mideast debut of The Ned in Doha
DOHA, Qatar, November 29, 2022
Membership Collective Group (MCG), a global membership platform, has opened its doors to The Ned Doha in Qatar, its third Ned hotel and members’ club and its first location in the Middle East.
Founded in London in 2017, The Ned expanded in the summer of 2022 to include The Ned NoMad in New York, and now The Ned Doha opens in time for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
Set over five floors in the former site of the Ministry of Interior, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Doha’s skyline, The Ned Doha features 90 bedrooms and suites, six public restaurants, a pool and club lounge, a health club with spa, salon, and fitness centre, and a new 775-sq-m event space for large-scale conferences, events, and receptions.
“Five years after launching The Ned in London, we are excited to open in Doha. We are really excited 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 look forward to providing our guests and members with a distinct experience, welcoming them to stay, connect, eat and have a good time.”
Set across five floors and facing the Al Corniche Waterfront, the arrival experience showcases a water feature, contemporary sculptures, as well as a striking, concrete pergola. Interiors are inspired by 1970s glamour with terrazzo flooring, silk drapery, marble furniture, woven and mirrored fabric headboards, as well as indoor-outdoor spaces for guests to meet, work and have a good time.
The accommodations also include 12 suites, ideal for lengthier stays and larger parties. Palace View suites are positioned in the corners of the original building and feature two floor-to-ceiling glass walls, double aspect balconies overlooking Doha and the Arabian Gulf, and separate living areas with L-shaped sofas.
Corniche suites have separate lounges with a sofa, coffee table and dining for four, and two balconies with expansive views. Park View suites feature double aspect balconies with sunset views over Al Bidda Park, dining areas for up to six guests, and large sofas.
The Ned Doha offers six restaurants open to all, featuring menus entirely Halal. Situated in the centre of the hotel, Cecconi’s serves Northern Italian classics, while Kaia serves Pan-Asian cuisine, with signature dishes from Southeast Asia and Hawaii.
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 overlooking a 30m pool, with 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 IMIR Diwan, the seat of rule of Qatar. A private room is available for entertaining on the rooftop, seating up to 12 guests.
Ned’s Club members also get access to all members-only spaces in The Ned London and The Ned NoMad, as well as invitations to exclusive parties and creative events worldwide.
Situated on the top floor with panoramic views of the city is Ned’s Club Spa, offering members and hotel guests a menu of treatments using skincare brands such as Cowshed and AMRA, as well as sauna, steam room, and traditional Hammam.
The Ned Doha also offers separate grooming areas for men and women, with multiple treatment rooms for barber services, hairdressing, manicures and pedicures.
The new Corniche Hall event space, accessible by its own private, separate entrance, invites groups for large-scale conferences, social occasions and events. Sized at 775 sq m, the venue caters up to 600 people for a standing reception, arranged around a landscaped courtyard.
Also available for private hire is the balcony overlooking the main stage, which accommodates up to 40 guests for a standing reception.
The Ned Doha celebrates local and regional creativity with an extensive collection of original artworks created by close to 100 artists, more than half of whom are based in Doha and nearly three quarters of whom are female.
Introductory rates at The Ned Doha start at QR1,000 ($270). Ned Global membership starts at $6,500 with no joining fee for Founders and $7,500 with a $1,000 joining fee thereafter. – TradeArabia News Service