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Posted by Caroline Ketley on December 07, 2015

There probably aren’t many companies in Spain that are grateful that the economic crisis took place in Europe. Many companies went bust and thousands of employees lost their jobs. However, a small number of them saw it as an opportunity to expand and take their business further afield, where, in fact, they were met with huge success.

One of these such companies is the Alicante-based construction company Ecisa, who is just about to commence construction on its fourth luxury five-star hotel in Qatar.

In fact, this new contract is one in a long list of around 20 projects that it has carried out in the Middle Eastern country, which range from the construction of new apartment blocks to sports complexes and official buildings. In the near future, Ecisa will be involved in developing the first tram system as well.

This latest project, which will start in the New Year and take approximately two years to complete, consists of completing a five-star hotel called the Mercure that consists of three main buildings.

The main building will house the 223 rooms and suites, spread out over 22 floors to a height of 90m, together with the spa, a number of restaurants and meeting rooms.

The second phase will contain a number of one-three bedroomed apartments, and will include a car park and swimming pool area, while the final section will comprise shops and services.

The whole complex will be set out over an area of 50,000 square metres and Ecisa has a budget of approximately 62 million euro to complete the project.

As for Ecisa’s other hotel projects in the country, the first, the Bin Samikhsu Hotel, is the first Meliá chain hotel in Qatar, and it is now up and running.

The other two hotels, one belonging to the Marriot chain and the other as part of the Waldorf Astoria Company, are yet to be completed.

Ecisa is one of Spain’s most successful construction companies, although it has enjoyed most of its success outside of its motherland. It currently employs 1,700 workers from a total of 24 different countries, but only 200 carry out their activity in Spain compared to the 1,000 employees working in Qatar.

It is engaged in a number of projects in Chile and in the future is hoping to expand into other countries such as Peru, Colombia, the United States and even Scandinavia.



  • Ecisa
  • Qatar
  • luxury hotels
  • construction
  • Mercure Hotel
  • Melia
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Marriot


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