Qatar Airways is set to open its new Premium Lounge at London Heathrow this week, reinforcing the importance of one of the airline’s busiest routes.
The Premium Lounge at Terminal 4 will be the airline’s first dedicated facility for First and Business Class passengers outside its Doha hub. The carrier currently operates the Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport, exclusively for use by passengers travelling in First or Business Class.
The opening marks the start of another busy year for the carrier, with the launch of new routes, as well as additional capacity on the London Heathrow – Doha route, being stepped up from four to five flights a day, effective March 25.
The lounge has been designed to resemble a boutique hotel or private member’s club rather than a conventional airport lounge, this new premium lounge at Heathrow has been created to provide the ultimate in luxury and Five-Star service.
Qatar Airways recruited lounge staff from Five Star hotels and restaurants to work in the theatre-style Global Brasserie kitchen, innovative Delicatessen, and elegant Signature Martini bar. The lounge also includes private shower facilities, with heated floors and mirrors, hotel-style towels and luxury brand toiletries and amenities.
Business and leisure travellers can stay connected with free Wi-Fi throughout the lounge, discreet power sockets at every seat and a business centre that includes PCs and printers.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker told TravelPlus that the new lounge reflected the importance of extending the airline’s award-winning service beyond the signature Premium Terminal in Doha. “London has long been one of our best-performing routes, so Heathrow was an obvious choice for our first Premium Lounge outside Doha,”