On September 9th, the annual Construction Week Qatar Awards evening celebrated the cream of Qatar’s construction sector. 300 guests gathered at Doha’s Grand Hyatt to acknowledge the efforts of companies and individuals from the construction industry over the past 12 months. Under the category of Best Hospitality Project of the Year, the winner was UrbaCon Trading & Contracting for the accomplishment of the Anantara Doha Resort on Banana Island.
This 13-hectare, crescent-shaped man-made island just off the coast of Qatar, is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Doha or a 10-minute helicopter ride from Doha airport. The luxurious resort includes extensive facilities for families and romantic getaways, offering traditional Qatari hospitality with the distinguished quality seal of the Anantara experience.
UrbaCon Trading & Contracting was appointed to design and build the entire complex in April 2012, and the project was accomplished in a record time of 31 months. The Banana Island resort is one of more than 120 hotels and service apartment blocks under construction in Qatar. The upcoming World Cup in Qatar in 2022 is playing a major role in this growth and development, as well as Qatar’s commitment to become a regional tourism destination.