The Nikki Beach Resort & Spa at the Pearl opening soon in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR – The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) recently honored The Nikki Beach Resort & Spa @ the Pearl, Qatar with a prestigious International AAA 5 Star Diamond Award for Best Design for a Boutique Beach Resort in the Middle East.

“This award reflects our team’s commitment to excellence in every aspect of our resort operations,” said Sary Arab, chief operating officer, Nikki Beach EMEA Hotels & Resorts Ltd., which is developing a string of new Nikki Beach properties in Europe, Africa and the Middle East under the leadership of Jihad el Khoury, chairman and CEO.

Designed by the award winning Singapore-based ECO ID Architects with interior design byGatserelia Design, The Nikki Beach Resort & Spa @ the Pearl is a $45 million boutique beachfront resort with 47-luxury villas and spa suites. Located in Qatar, the Nikki Beach development will include Satine, a pan Asian specialty restaurant, NikkiSpa by Espa, Envy, the Ultra VIP lounge and

Gatserelia Design awarded with best restaurant design in the Middle East and Africa for Cocteau

September 6, 2012
Awards ceremony and party at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Gatserelia design was awarded with the 2012 restaurant & bar design award for its work on Cocteau restaurant-in the international category, for the region of the Middle East and Africa.

The restaurant, located in Beirut Lebanon and designed by Gatserelia design, was short listed with 23 other restaurants and bars in the region; the award attracting 620 entries from 60 countries, and the event welcoming 400 of the UK and World’s most influential designers and hospitality operators.

This independent UK and International award is the world’s only concept of its kind dedicated to hospitality design.

champagne bar, a signature Nikki Beach Club with private plunge pools, a Tone Fitness Center and many other guest amenities.

The new Nikki Beach resort and spa @ The Pearl, a Riviera-style island in the Persian Gulf, is scheduled to open in June, 2012. A multi-phase, mixed-use development with 10 distinct themed districts in Doha, the capital of Qatar, The Pearl is the first international real estate venture in the world’s wealthiest country per capita.

At a recent ceremony in Cannes, Joseph D. Cinque, president and CEO of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences presented the award to Mr. Arab, Claudio Roscigno, regional director of sales and marketing Nikki Beach, EMEA and Daniele Vastolo, group director of operations, Nikki Beach EMEA.


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