Membership Collective Group has launched The Ned Doha in Qatar, the third Ned hotel and members’ club and the 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. 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 775sqm 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.
Originally designed in the 1960s by Lebanese architect William Sednaoui, the building has been redesigned by David Chipperfield Architects of London with interiors by Soho House Design.
Drawing inspiration from The Ned’s original address in London, there is a live performance stage beneath an atrium surrounded by a collection of restaurants and rich green marble sourced from the Greek island of Tinos.
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. Also inspired by the 1970s are the bedrooms ranging from Cosy to Large, each with balconies offering views of the city or Arabian Gulf, and many of which feature original coffered concrete ceilings that have been thoughtfully restored.