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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 08, 2012

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will manage two properties in Doha, Qatar — the 272-room Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, and the 238-room Traders Hotel, Doha. Both are scheduled to open in 2013. The Shangri-La's meeting space will include a 9,000-square-foot ballroom; the property also will offer a spa, a lobby lounge, a piano bar and three restaurants. The luxury property also will have a helipad for the arrival of VIP guests. The Traders Hotel will feature two restaurants, an outdoor terrace, a health club and a spa. Both properties will offer free wireless and high-speed Internet access throughout.