As a hospitality subsidiary wholly owned by UDC, Hospitality Development Company (HDC) aims to develop, own and operate world-class hospitality businesses, locally and regionally.
HDC achieves that by building strong, reliable partnerships with innovative and pioneering brands in the hospitality industry that reflect the company’s vision and meet its longterm ambition.
By bringing several established international franchises - from places such as Paris, New York and Beirut - to The Pearl-Qatar, HDC managed to transform the island into one of the most exclusive, fashionable and sophisticated destinations in the world.
For the past seven years, the company formed alliances with a number of reputed brands such as Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar, MEGU, Pampano, Burj Al Hamam, Al Tabkha, and Tse Yang.
HDC is also currently in the process of developing several new brands that will be introduced to the Qatari market over the coming year, starting with Krane - a contemporary Chinese restaurant themed around the five elements of nature along with urban grace – by mid-2015.
Going forward, HDC will grow through the development of its existing hospitality brand relationships, and through ventures into strategic acquisitions. This combination of organic and non-organic growth will provide optimal investment diversification.
COMMITTED TOWARDS QATAR
As part of our continued commitment towards the communities we operate in and serve, we at HDC work closely with various organizations and local communities to achieve better living for all.
One of our most successful programs was “Charity Fridays” wherein QR1 from each bill at all our HDC outlets on Fridays is donated to Qatar Charity every month.
Additionally, to mark the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, HDC worked with Qatar Charity to introduce the “Al-Baraha” Ramadan Tent as an initiative to practice spirituality and charity, while simultaneously provide knowledge-based entertainment through various interactive events to visitors.
HDC’s work extends to serve children in need of care. HDC has a continuous relationship with Al Shafallah Centre which provides comprehensive services to children with disabilities through advanced therapies, first-class faculty and counsellors offering expertise and care.
Another organization we at HDC are proud to be associated with and support is the Qatar Orphans Foundation, Dhreima, an organization dedicated to caring for orphans within the framework of Islamic values.
HDC’s commitment in fulfilling its corporate social responsibility towards the local community will be reflected in future similar initiatives and projects. We believe in the power of working together to create a better lifestyle for all.