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13.05.2014

Center for Middle East entrepreneurship to launch at DePaul University

Doha, 13 May 2014 – Al Faisal Holding has signed an agreement with DePaul University to take the first steps toward a long-term collaboration that supports entrepreneurship and business development in Qatar and the Middle East. DePaul plans to launch The Sheikh Faisal Center for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East at the Driehaus College of Business later this year.

27.03.2014

Statement on comments made on Al Qahera Al Youm (Cairo Today) TV show

In regards to the episode of Cairo Today (Al Qahera Al Youm) live TV talk show which was broadcast on Wednesday 26 March 2014, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that the prominent Qatari businessman H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Bin Faisal Al Thani has no political role whatsoever and also has nothing to do with the comments mentioned during the episode regarding the upcoming elections in Egypt. This seems to be the result of a mistaken identity.

22.01.2014

Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company “ARTIC” Buys the Acclaimed St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort from Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, CT and QATAR, DOHA – 22 January 2014 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (”ARTIC”), the international hospitality subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding Company, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, today announced that ARTIC has acquired The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami, Florida for $213 million. The property will continue to be managed under a long-term agreement by Starwood Hotels and also continue to fly the St. Regis flag.

15.12.2013

Chairman of Al Faisal Holding and President of DePaul University Sign Agreement to Bring MBA Degrees to Qatar.

Doha, Qatar, 15 December 2013 – Al Rayyan Education Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding, and DePaul University, the largest private, nonprofit university in the Midwestern United States, have entered into an agreement to bring specialized Master of Business Administration degrees to Qatar.

07.08.2013

Al Faisal Holding statement on media reports about relations with Habtoor Leighton

Doha, Qatar - August 7, 2013: Reports have recently appeared in the media about relations between Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), the construction company, and Al Faisal Holding (AFH), one of Qatar’s biggest diversified private sector groups.

05.06.2013

Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company 'ARTIC' completes Al Jazi Residential Compound in Algeria as part of investment programme in the country

Doha, Qatar - June 5, 2013: Al Rayyan Tourism and Investment (ARTIC), the international hospitality subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding Company, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, has today announced that its Al Jazi Residential Compound in Algeria has been completed and units are now available for purchase.

28.03.2013

Al Faisal Holding and Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar reach landmark agreement

Doha, Qatar - March 28, 2013: Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar’s leading diversified business groups, and Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU-Q) today announced a landmark co-operation agreement, that cements the link between business and education in Qatar. The agreement was signed by Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, the Chairman of Al Faisal Holding, and Dr. Ilker Baybars, Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar in the presence of Mr. Fadhel Annan, Assistant Dean of Government Initiatives and Corporate Affairs.

06.02.2013

Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company ‘ARTIC’ continues to expand prime international hotel portfolio with acquisition of the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany

Doha, Qatar - February 6, 2013: Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (”ARTIC”), the international hospitality subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding Company, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, has today announced the signing of two purchase agreements on the Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Maritim Hotel, Berlin, Germany with SEB Asset Management’s open-ended real estate fund SEB ImmoInvest.

18.09.2012

Modern Central Laundry receives ISO certification

Doha, Qatar - September 18, 2012: Modern Central Laundry is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded the prestigious ISO9001 certification for its state of the art operation, based in the industrial area of Doha.

11.09.2012

The USQBC Welcomes the Al-Faisal Holding Group as Newest Member

Washington, DC - September 11, 2012: The US-Qatar Business Council is pleased to welcome the Al-Faisal Holding Group as its newest member. With a vast international presence and with established partnerships that span the globe, the Group is one of Qatar’s premier business institutions.

20.05.2012

Al Faisal Holding acquires the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, USA

Doha, Qatar - May 20, 2012: Al Faisal Holding Company LLC, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, through Seldar Holdings, the North American investment and business development arm of Al Rayyan Tourism and Investment (”ARTIC”), the international hospitality subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding Company LLC, has today announced the acquisition of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, USA.

16.05.2012

Hilton Worldwide and Al Faisal Holding Company to launch DoubleTree by Hilton in Qatar with two major developments

Doha, Qatar – May 16, 2012: Hilton Worldwide and Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), part of Faisal Holding Company LLC, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, today announced the joint signing of a management agreement for two new DoubleTree by Hilton properties in the Qatar capital, Doha.

21.09.2011

Al Faisal Holding Company of Qatar acquires London’s W Hotel for close to £200 million

London - September 21, 2011: Al Faisal Holding Company LLC, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, through its subsidiary Al Rayan Tourism & Investment Company (“ARTIC”), has exchanged contracts with Northern Irish developer McAleer&Rushe to acquire the W London Hotel, Leicester Square for close to £200 million, making this one of the most prestigious hotel transactions of the year.

13.06.2011

Middle East’s biggest laundry launched in Qatar

Al Rayan Tourism Investment Company teams up with Paragon Laundry to launch state of the art commercial laundry operation in Doha, Qatar.

07.12.2010

ExecuJet Middle East signs partnership agreement with Al Faisal Holding

ExecuJet Middle East, a leading global business aviation organisation has today announced a partnership with Al Faisal Holding, one of the leading diversified companies in Qatar to form a new business aviation company in Doha, to be named ExecuJet Qatar.

13.10.2010

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani establishes “Educate Qatar”.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani is very pleased to announce the launch of “Educate Qatar", a state of the art education centre, based in Doha. The centre has been established to enhance the overall standard of educational facilities throughout Qatar.

01.11.2009

H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani in partnership with Qatar University (“QU”) and Qatar National Bank (“QNB”) launch new Al Faisal Educational Fund.

Doha, 1 November 2009 – H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Qatar University and Qatar National Bank today announced the launch of the new Al Faisal Educational Fund, a new joint initiative between QU, QNB and Al Faisal Holding Company, facilitated by its subsidiary the Al Rayyan Education Company.

07.09.2008

Citibank Qatar arranges USD 850 million facility for Al Faisal Holding company

Doha, Qatar- Citibank N.A. recently arranged a seven-year USD 850 million syndicated facility for Al Faisal Holding Company, Qatar’s leading diversified business group.

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