This marks the Membership Collective Group’s third Ned hotel and members’ club and its first Middle East location
The Membership Collective Group has expanded The Ned brand to the Middle East with its latest opening in Doha, Qatar
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, seven public restaurants, a pool and club lounge, a health club with spa, salon, fitness centre and an event space for large-scale events.
The Ned group managing director Gareth Banner said: “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 a hotel, multiple restaurants and its own private members’ club. We look forward to providing our guests and members with a distinct experience, welcoming them to stay, connect, eat and have a good time.”
Originally designed in the 1960s by Lebanese architect William Sednaoui, the building has been redesigned by David Chipperfield Architects of London. The interiors, by Soho House Design, 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 socialise.
The Ned Doha’s restaurants include Cecconi’s, serving Northern Italian classics; Kaia offering Pan-Asian cuisine; casual restaurant Electric Diner serving American staples and deli favourites; Nickel Lounge offering classic drinks and a bar menu; Millie’s is an international brasserie with vintage-style interiors; Malibu Kitchen offering a menu of California-inspired favourites; and Hadika, serving Levantine cuisine in a garden setting. Guests can also reserve one of the property’s three private dining rooms.
Members will have exclusive access to Ned’s Club Pool, an area with private cabanas overlooking a 30-metre pool and Ned’s Club Upstairs, a lounge with views of the West Bay. The space also features a private room with seating
for up to 12 guests.
Ned’s Club members also have access to all members-only spaces in The Ned London and The Ned NoMad in New York, as well as invitations to exclusive parties and creative events worldwide.
Ned Global membership starts at $6,500 with no joining fee for Founders and $7,500 with a $1,000 joining fee thereafter.