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THE AIRPORT HOTEL LAUNCHES 12-HOUR ADVANCE BAGGAGE DROP FOR QATAR AIRWAYS’ PASSENGERS AT HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

DOHA, Qatar – The Airport Hotel at Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that guests travelling with Qatar Airways now have the option of checking in their luggage up to 12 hours prior to their flight departure.


This exciting new service gives Qatar Airways’ passengers, who have a pre-paid and non-refundable reservation at The Airport Hotel, the added flexibility of arriving at HIA at their leisure and enjoying the five-star facilities on offer or simply relaxing in their room while they wait for their flight. The Airport Hotel guests can also enjoy the luxury of a dedicated Qatar Airways counter located in the check-in hall where they can drop off their luggage in a relaxed and hassle-free environment. This service will launch today, January 20, 2015.


The advance baggage drop service gives passengers who have an early morning flight the opportunity to check in the night before, have dinner at one of HIA’s sophisticated dining outlets such as Soprafino or Grand Comptoir, and spend the night at the hotel knowing they do not have to wake up hours before their departure.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to offer yet another exclusive service to Qatar Airways’ passengers. The newly announced offering from The Airport Hotel at Hamad International Airport will be a popular new service, adding an enhanced level of flexibility to Qatar Airways’ passengers who want to either relax at the hotel and spa before their flight or explore the fantastic five-star facilities at HIA.”


The Airport Hotel General Manager, Philippe Anric, added: “We look forward to welcoming Qatar Airways’ passengers, who can now check-in baggage up to 12 hours prior to their departure when they have a confirmed reservation at The Airport Hotel in Hamad International Airport. We always go the extra mile to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable, and the availability of an early luggage drop will only add a further level of comfort and flexibility to their experience of staying with us at Hamad International Airport.”


Guests are invited to choose from superior, deluxe and executive rooms or executive suites, which can be booked for 0-4, 4-8, 8-12 or 12-24 hours, giving them the opportunity to rest in between flights or to use the room as a base while they discover the amazing boutiques and restaurants spread over 40,000m2 at HIA. Hotel guests can enjoy more than 70 retail outlets offering a wide selection of designer labels, high street fashion, electronics and gourmet foods, as well as over 30 cafés and restaurants offering a sumptuous selection of global cuisine with something to suit everyone’s palate.


Guests (as well as non-staying guests) can also take advantage of the services provided at The Vitality Spa, which includes a 25-metre swimming pool, full-service gym equipped with cardiovascular machines and two squash courts.


Passengers can also choose from a wide variety of treatments at The Vitality Spa, which have been specially designed to relieve the fatigue of travelling. There are three treatment rooms for men and two for women. A hydrotherapy bath is also available in both the male and female spa areas.


For image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/16137077738/


For more information about hotel reservations and bookings please contact:
Email: Reservation1@hiahotel.com
Tel: (+974) 4010 8100


About Hamad International Airport:


Hamad International Airport is the world’s newest aviation hub, a world-class facility that sets new benchmarks and redefines the passenger and transit experience. Positioned at the edge of the Arabian Gulf, Hamad International Airport’s tranquil waterside setting provides a perfect backdrop for its stylish architectural elements, underpinned by advanced airport systems. It features two runways, among the longest in the world, a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower, a stunning passenger terminal with an initial design capacity of 30 million passengers per year, over 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities and a uniquely shaped public mosque.


For more information contact:
Tel: (+974) 4010 2533
Fax: (+974) 4010 4010
Email: hiamedia@qatarairways.com.qa


About Qatar Airways:


Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 146 aircraft flying to 146 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary, in October 2014, of joining the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join this global airline alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion.


For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.


For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com


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