REVEALED: VIP hospitality suite for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar sells for eye-watering £2.1MILLION… with ’44 people to be entertained in luxury hospitality’ at Lusail Stadium this winter

  • The hospitality suites are being run by Match Hospitality, which runs luxury hospitality at Formula One events 
  • Report now suggests after changing hands through hospitality packages a private box has now sold for £2.1m
  • It claims 44 people will be entertained in the luxurious settings – which are located at the Lusail Stadium
  • It comes after Amnesty International led the backlash against David Beckham for offering praise about Qatar 
  • Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates

A hospitality suite which will host wealthy spectators at this winter’s FIFA World Cup has reportedly sold for an astonishing £2.1million.

The suites are run by Match Hospitality – which runs luxury hospitality at F1 events – and the firm revealed the lounges at the Qatar World Cup will be divided into five categories. 

And The Metro now claim after changing hands through hospitality packages for several months – the large private box has now sold for the eye-watering figure.

The report claims 44 people will be entertained in the luxurious settings – which are located at the Lusail Stadium – this winter as 32 teams aim for the ultimate prize in football.

It comes just days after Amnesty International led the backlash against David Beckham for offering gushing praise about Qatar in a promotional video ahead of the tournament. 

The former England star described the Middle Eastern country as ‘perfection’ – even though it remains illegal to be gay and women still need permission to study or marry in the Gulf state – ahead of the World Cup this winter.

In a video set against the backdrop of Qatar’s capital city Doha, the 47-year-old – who is an ambassador for the United Nations children’s charity, UNICEF, and says he identifies as a feminist – said the country was an ‘incredible place to spend a few days’ as he unveiled his £10m deal to be the face of the Islamic nation’s tourism industry.

Beckham is seen sailing on a boat, riding a motorbike and visiting a spice market before taking selfies with locals, visiting a bazaar and sitting down for food with a group of men dressed in traditional Arab clothing. 

Pearl Lounge is a space with ‘lavish decor’ that’s ‘perfectly situated right above the halfway line at the Lusail Stadium’ 

The Private Suite, available at all the stadiums, is the ‘five-star’ World Cup hospitality offering 

In a voiceover to the video, the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star tells viewers that he cannot wait to bring his children to the country, adding: ‘Qatar really is an incredible place to spend a few days on a stopover. The modern and traditional fuse create something really special.

‘It’s one of the best spice markets that I have ever been to. This will go down as one of my favourite mornings. This is perfection, I cannot wait to bring my children back.’ 

The video sparked a furious backlash led by human rights campaigners Amnesty International. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, its UK branch accused Beckham of failing ‘yet again’ to mention the country’s ‘appalling’ treatment of minorities and migrant workers – and urged the former England captain to use his ‘global fame and status’ to help bring the country to account.

David Beckham is seen riding a motorbike through Doha in the promotional video 

The former England captain is pictured sailing a boat against the backdrop of Qatar’s capital Doha

Felix Jakens, Amnesty International UK’s Head of Priority Campaigns, said: ‘This is just the latest slick and positive video about Qatar that David Beckham has put his face to, and yet again there’s no mention of the county’s appalling human rights record. 

‘Beckham’s global fame and status are PR gold for Qatar’s image, but he should be using that same unique profile to call on FIFA and the Qatari authorities to properly remedy the terrible abuses that tens of thousands of migrant workers have faced in building the infrastructure to deliver the World Cup. 

‘Beckham has said he hoped football would prove a force for good in Qatar. At the moment it seems his involvement is good news for Qatar’s tourist industry, not for human rights.’

The hospitality suites meanwhile have an order of prestige, namely Pearl Lounge, Private Suite, Business Seat, Pavilion and Club. 

Highlights of the lounges, all pictured below in renderings, include six-course meals, live chef stations, bespoke cocktails and ‘lavish’ decor – plus the best views in the house.

Pearl Lounge 

 Pearl Lounge is the ‘six-star’ offering and is described as ‘the pinnacle of hospitality’

Match Hospitality says of Pearl Lounge: ‘This is the most luxurious commercial lounge at the Fifa World Cup. It is the first thought and the final word in the story of luxe sporting hospitality’

The Pearl Lounge will only be available at the Lusail Stadium, above, where the final will be played

Pearl Lounge is the ‘six-star’ offering and is described as ‘the pinnacle of hospitality’, a space with ‘lavish decor’ that’s ‘perfectly situated right above the halfway line at the Lusail Stadium’.

Lusail Stadium is the venue for the final and is the only one with a Pearl Lounge.

Match Hospitality adds: ‘This is the most luxurious commercial lounge at the Fifa World Cup. It is the first thought and the final word in the story of luxe sporting hospitality.’

Services will include a ‘six-course gastronomic showcase’, live chef stations, a selection of Champagnes and artisanal coffees, a mixologist for cocktails and guests will receive an ‘exceptional commemorative gift’. 

Private Suite 

Guests in Private Suites will enjoy a private dining experience, including a curated five-course sampling menu 

According to Match Hospitality, Private Suites will offer an elevated vantage point and direct access to ‘top-choice stadium seating’ 

The Private Suite, available at all the stadiums, is the ‘five-star’ World Cup hospitality offering, where ‘discerning clientele’ will enjoy a private dining experience, including a curated five-course sampling menu, sommelier-selected wines and extended service before, during and after matches.

According to Match Hospitality these suites will offer an elevated vantage point and direct access to ‘top-choice stadium seating’.

In addition, guests will receive an ‘exclusive commemorative gift’.

Business Seat 

The ‘Business Seat’ lounges, available at Lusail Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium, are ranked with four stars 

Features of the Match Business Seat include four-course menus, live cooking stations and a range of drinks

Business Seat guests will have ‘easy access to prime, comfortable top-category seating’

The ‘Business Seat’ lounges, available at Lusail Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium, are ranked with four stars and billed as an ‘outstanding’ World Cup experience.

Features include four-course menus, live cooking stations and a range of drinks, from Champagne, spirits and beer to cocktails and mocktails.

Guests will also have ‘easy access to prime, comfortable top-category seating’.

Pavilion 

 Match Hospitality describes Pavilion as a ‘majlis-inspired meeting spot for fans’

 Match Pavilion is a ‘three-star’ hospitality offering available at Lusail Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium

Match Pavilion lounges will be located in the ‘festive hospitality village within the stadium security perimeter’ 

Behold the ‘three-star’ hospitality offering – Match Pavilion, available at Lusail Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium. 

Match Hospitality describes Pavilion as a ‘majlis-inspired meeting spot for fans’ [majlis is an Arabic term meaning ‘a place of sitting’] offering ‘a superior spectator environment, interactive displays and pre-match guest appearances’.

They will be located in the ‘festive hospitality village within the stadium security perimeter’ and guests will be served a three-course ‘deli-style’ menu.

Pavilion guests will also receive a ‘category one’ match ticket. 

Club 

Match Club will be available adjacent to Lusail Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium and is billed as the ‘two-star’ hospitality offering 

At Match Club guests will enjoy ‘trendy, global, street-food-style dining for people on the move’

The match ticket for Club guests will be ‘category one’ and a commemorative gift will be offered 

Match Club will be available adjacent to Lusail Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium and is billed as the ‘two-star’ hospitality offering.

Before and after the match, guests will enjoy ‘trendy, global, street-food-style dining for people on the move’, plus soft drinks, wine and beer.

The match ticket for Club guests will be ‘category one’ and a commemorative gift will be offered.

Match Hospitality clients can book their ticket-inclusive hospitality at fifa.com/hospitality. For more on Match Hospitality visit www.match-hospitality.com.






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