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Shangri-La Hotel, Doha to Offer Guests 100 Per Cent Natural Qatari Honey

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, Qatar’s first Asian luxury brand hotel and Bu Saif Apiaries, the leading national honey producer and apiary company, have signed an agreement of cooperation under which Bu Saif Apiaries will set up five beehives on the hotel roof to let Shangri-La Hotel, Doha provide its guests with 100 per cent natural Qatari honey. 

“Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have always been synonymous with world-class Asian hospitality, winning the brand numerous international awards over the years to reaffirm its prominent position in the hospitality and hotel sector.  The luxury brand is now seeking to provide the highest-quality services in Doha in line with its worldwide reputation,” said Coen Masselink, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Doha. 

“Thanks to the beehives we are going to set up on the hotel’s rooftop, we will be able to provide natural honey to our guests and visitors, all of which supports our global initiative ‘Rooted In Nature’, through which we strive to incorporate more natural components and local ingredients and to showcase the best of each destination and support local trade.” Masselink said. 

“The agreement we signed today illustrates the top-quality honey of our national apiaries, through which we provide a world-class product that reflects the spirit of both Qatari and Asian hospitality traditions,” said Khalid Al Suwaidi, founder of Bu Saif Apiaries. 

“As per the agreement, five apiaries will be set up on the hotel’s roof top after meeting all safety requirements so Shangri-La Hotel, Doha’s guests and visitors can enjoy first-rate natural honey.” added Al Suwaidi. 

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, is the Asian luxury brand’s fifth hotel in the Middle East, with the remaining four located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. 

Through its Doha property, the Shangri-La group seeks to offer the highest international hospitality standards with accommodation capacity amounting to 272 guestrooms and suites as well as 42 serviced apartments on over 50 floors in the West Bay area, Doha’s vibrant heart.  Moreover, the hotel directly connects to City Center Mall, Qatar’s largest shopping destination.  

Offering spacious, elegantly furnished rooms, seven dining and entertainment outlets, a business centre and the  magnificent Shangri La Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Doha also features Shangri-La’s renowned CHI, The Spa.  


Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit