Four Seasons Hotel Doha will temporarily close its doors from June in preparation for an extensive refurbishment led by Paris-based interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.

The Hotel embarked on a new era of hospitality with the announcement of an extensive refurbishment to the luxury property, inspired by the captivating heritage and remarkable progress of Qatar. The Hotel will close its doors on June 15 in order for the enhancements to take place before revealing a contemporary new look later this year.

From late 2019 guests will be able to enjoy redesigned bedrooms, suites and guest floors, an elegantly-enhanced lobby, redesigned Seasons Tea Lounge, with a new outdoor terrace, refreshed Arabica Café with the enhanced al-fresco dining experience, a brand-new signature restaurant, and a brand-new club.

The property has been a firm favorite with Qataris since it opened 14 years ago. General Manager Jeff Rednour believes the renovations will reinforce the Hotel’s position as an unmatched center of Qatari hospitality.

“I’m tremendously excited about the opportunities this renovation gives Four Seasons Hotel Doha to further strengthen our ties with the local community here in Qatar. It will enable us to progress at a time when the country itself is moving forward at such an incredible pace. The needs of travelers in the Middle East are changing. We’ve listened to what our guests want and believe much of that will be incorporated with this refurbishment, which will allow the Hotel to face the future with confidence. We’re thrilled to see the Hotel evolve while retaining its core traditions,” said an official.

The renovation project is being led by world-renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, who has already worked successfully with Four Seasons in France, Italy, and Bahrain, among other locations. Bedrooms will embrace the latest technology, but will also pay homage to the heritage of Qatar by, for example, featuring Mother of Pearl inlay decorative features. Such styling of the classic with the contemporary will be a hallmark of the refurbishment, further details of which will be revealed over the coming months.