Qatar-based Regency Group is one of the largest business entities in the Middle East, encompassing several divisions across a spectrum of industries.
Through re-investment of profits, recruitment of talented professionals and a number on joint ventures with leading global enterprises, Regency offers diverse services to overseas companies with interests in Qatar and across the Arabian Gulf States.
The group boasts a substantial turn over and its varied commercial activities have resulted in its recognition as a successful and dynamic regional corporation.
Regency Group chairman, Ibrahim Hassan Al Asmakh, has led the organisation to unprecedented success
However, it is the hospitality sector where Regency has perhaps had its greatest successes.
Regency Travel & Tours was launched with a small staff and a modest office in Doha.
Today, over two decades later, it is the most revered travel service in Qatar.
Over the years, Regency Travel & Tours has added on a number of services unmatched by any other in the business.
These include 24x7 services at head office, a dedicated round-the-clock call centre, over 60 desks manned by multilingual staff, visa assistance and international driving licenses, travel insurance and car rentals, meet-and-greet services and help with hotel bookings.
This consistent drive to improve has seen the operator recognised as the World’s Leading Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards for the past five years.
Also part of the group, Regency Holidays has become a household name for travel in Qatar.
The brand is the only Qatari wholesale and retail travel management company to provide a full portfolio of holiday services to local consumers, all easily accessible through state of art B2B and B2C online booking portals.
Finally, Regency Fleets – a car rental brand - was recently set up to offer automobile leasing service to clients as an alternative to owning and maintaining vehicles.
World Travel Awards founder Graham Cooke presents the award to Tareq Abdullatif Taha, chief executive, Regency Travel & Tours
Away from Regency Tours, the group also operates four hotels, including the Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel in Doha.
Here Victorian grandeur comes together with the latest conveniences – including the luxurious Angsana Spa and a variety of meeting room spaces – to make a modern hotel.
The 251 rooms and suites are well appointed with all the conveniences that add up to five-star care. The hotel itself indulges the guest in manner that is so luxurious, yet so classy that it really ascends prosaic definition.
Just across town, in the heart of the Business Bay District, at the Moevenpick Tower & Suites Regency offers a unique urban surrounding.
The upscale five-star hotel has 350 modern rooms and 40 suites located over 26 floors and presents the traditional values of Swiss hospitality to Middle Eastern clientele.
Ramada Encore Doha is a daringly different hotel in the heart of the Qatari capital.
Designed for the connected traveller looking for a hip, innovative, modern hotel with passionate service at a reasonable price, the hotel is a contemporary urban oasis with vibrant spaces, cool ambiance, and cutting edge technology.
Finally, Ramada Encore Hotel Regency Halls was set up in 2001 as the perfect venue for weddings, receptions and corporate gatherings.
Two banquet rooms – Al Hamra and Andalusia - can accommodate up to 1,000 quests each, while the venue offers a one-stop-shop concept to bring wedding consultants, Arabic and international catering, a lights and audio extravaganza, photography, videography, and aesthetic decorations to the party.
Regency also welcomed the George V Spa to Doha in 2011.
Regency operates a world-class portfolio of hotels across Qatar
Regency chairman, Ibrahim Hassan Al Asmakh, explains the secret of the group’s success: “Driven by our entrepreneurial spirit, the regency’s group approach to sustainability is holistic and practical, extending to recognising promising business ventures in under developed countries with practical advice and funding to help them expand and flourish.
“We have a proud history of success but we know that the world is becoming more competitive every day.
“Our current capabilities are a sound platform for growth and expansion for us and our partners as strive to deliver only the highest standards of excellence in Hotels and real estate development,” Hassan Al Asmakh concludes.