Polo Ralph Lauren is the latest global retail brand launched at HIA by Qatar Duty Free
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is pleased to announce the opening of its latest retail outlet at Hamad International Airport (HIA) – Polo Ralph Lauren. This most recent addition enhances QDF’s expanding retail portfolio, which now includes more than 90 of the world’s most luxurious brands all located at Qatar’s five star airport, providing passengers with the ultimate shopping experience.
The stunning new Polo Ralph Lauren store features a selection of the brand’s most sought-after items, including a men’s suiting collection and a sportswear collection, as well as accessories and luggage. A wide variety of Polo shirts are also available at the store from the Polo Ralph Lauren collection to passengers making their journey through the award-winning Hamad International Airport.
Senior Vice President at Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Luis Gasset, said: “We are delighted to add Polo Ralph Lauren to our expanding retail portfolio at Hamad International Airport. Polo Ralph Lauren is a timeless and classic brand, providing quality, authentic products – a perfect fit to our portfolio of luxury brands now available to all of our passengers shopping at HIA. Polo Ralph Lauren is a global brand known all over the world, and we have no doubt that this will be a major attraction for all of our passengers, whether they are treating themselves, or purchasing a gift for their loved ones.”
The opening of Polo Ralph Lauren follows a string of recent store launches at HIA, including the third branch of the Gold shop, and the opening of luxury British perfume boutique Penhaligon’s – the brand’s first ever store in Qatar. These recent store openings are part of QDF’s continuous efforts to provide passengers with a memorable five-star experience at the award-winning airport.
This year, Ralph Lauren celebrates 50 years of iconic fashion creations that embody modern elegance and casual luxury. The brand’s vision is not just to create fashion, but to build a lifestyle that transcends trends, creates worlds and inspires people to take part in the brand’s dream.
QDF offers 40,000 square meters of combined retail, food and beverage facilities at HIA, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 90 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at HIA caters to all tastes and needs. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.
The innovative, award-winning duty free operator has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth year-on-year and is now the second-largest duty free operator in the Middle East. Luxury brands also available at HIA include Bulgari, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Mont Blanc, Rolex and Chanel.
HIA, the home of QDF, has met a number of significant milestones in 2017, including being classified as a five-star airport by Skytrax, making it one of only five other airports in the world to achieve this status. Earlier this year, it was ranked ‘Sixth Best Airport in the World’ by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, moving up four places from 2016. HIA has also won the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ title for three years in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for two years in a row.
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