Marriott Marquis City Center Doha and JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha launches an exclusive F1 Art Exhibition with renowned, official Formula One artist Armin Flossdorf from Germany


Celebrating an exhilarating week leading up to the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix, JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha and Marriott Marquis City Center Doha are hosting the artworks of world-famous F1 painter, Armin Flossdorf, in the stylish lobbies and public areas of both hotels.

As the country gears up for a thrilling race weekend, visitors and enthusiasts can get up close and personal with the German artist’s adrenaline-charged paintings, all of which capture F1 thrills and history on canvas. Being the official artist of Formula 1 has given Flossdorf the opportunity to be center stage during the sport’s most momentous events.

His one-of-a-kind paintings take the viewer deep into the adventures of Formula 1 races. Using quick-drying acrylic paint, Flossdorf is able to depict the speed and excitement of Formula 1 onto his canvas.

Visitors are in for a further surprise as Flossdorf himself will be live painting at the helipad of Marriott Marquis City Center Doha. On November 18th at 4pm, media guests, prominent influencers, and the public are invited to view the interactive event with the artist who will create his unique pieces for all to marvel. The event is followed by canapes and drinks. This is a one-of-a-kind chance to see his mesmerizing art come to life, merging his penchant for speed with his love for the fast lane.

Flossdorf is well-known on the Formula 1 circuit. He follows the world’s top drivers on their annual track around the globe, visiting as many Grand Prix’s as possible on his quest to produce the best high-speed art. His previous repertoire of work sits on the walls of Formula 1’s most-recognized names including Jean Todt, the former Principal of Ferrari F1 and now President of the FIA; Bernie Ecclestone, former chief executive of the Formula One Group; and more recently, Finnish Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen.

Speaking of his visit to Doha, Armin says, “I am excited to be in Qatar for its inaugural F1 event. The city is buzzing with action as I arrived and I’m currently enjoying some great hospitality from Marriott Marquis and JW Marriott Marquis City Center Hotels.

I look forward to spending time here over the next few days, and especially the weekend,” he continued. “I am most excited about the opportunity for some great networking with art lovers and F1 fans alike.”

Beginning his journey with Formula 1 in Monte Carlo, Flossdorf had dreamed of being an F1 driver himself as a child. Through his artistic talent he has been able to become a genuine and valued part of the sport and we are delighted to welcome him to Doha. Rick Enders, Cluster General Manager, JW Marriott Marquis, Marriott Marquis and Marriott Executive Apartments, City Center Doha, said: “We are thrilled to welcome and host Armin Flossdorf during this special time when the destination is embracing the F1 fever.

“Armin’s selected collection will be on display at both our hotels for our guests to enjoy and live the moment of F1 even though they are not at the circuit. We look forward to having the partnership with Armin continue for years to come,” he added.

In the spirit of celebration and giving back, Armin will donate one of his artworks to raise funds for Education Above All (EAA), in support of underprivileged children around the world. Education Above All (EAA) is a Qatar-born foundation that was established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Its aim is to contribute to human, social and economic development through the provision of quality education to less fortunate communities all over the world. With a particular focus on those affected by poverty, conflict, and disaster, EAA champions the needs of children, youth, and women to empower them to become active members of their immediate societies.

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

Activity: F1 Art Exhibition
Date: Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st November
Location: Hotel Lobby and public areas
Activity: Live-art Painting
Date: Thursday 18th November
Time: 4pm
Location: Helipad
For more information, please follow @marriottmarquisdoha Instagram or call +974 4419 5510.

JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

Activity: F1 Art Exhibition
Date: Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st November
Location: Hotel Lobby and public areas
For more information, please follow @JWDoha Instagram or call +974 4429 5000.