Qatar hotels fighting to survive until 2022 World Cup

Qatar has marketed its opulent skyscraper hotels as jewels in its World Cup 2022 crown but coronavirus curbs and a glut in new properties are jeopardising the industry.As well as keeping out overseas visitors, travel restrictions have complicated staffing preparations just as Qatar’s hospitality sector was scaling-up for football’s marquee event.One former Qatar-based hotelier told AFP that preparations had been made “difficult” and staffing was not at levels to ensure properties are ready in time.”It’s a struggle,” she said.One Doha hotel manager said lockdown had forced him to wait three to …

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