Qatar Airways has unveiled its new luxe business lounge, three months after the opening of Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.
Al Mourjan Business Lounge will be one of 16 lounges available once HIA’s phased development is completed. It offers 10,000 square metres of curated design space for the Qatari flag carrier’s Premium passengers – equivalent to the surface area of 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Cutting edge lighting technology has been paired with natural sunlight to illuminate the lounge’s two levels, which can accommodate up to 1,000 visitors at any one time.
The sprawling space is decked out with dining options, from snack food to fine dining, in view of the large water feature. A 15m x 7m infinity pool sits adjacent to the main spiral staircase, illuminated by a four-tiered chandelier.
“Qatar Airways does not compromise on quality and the Al Mourjan lounge is the perfect example of this as it is the epitome of comfort, convenience and five-star service that our Premium class passengers have come to expect from us. We look forward to welcoming them to this superior lounge experience,” said Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker.
A variety of pastimes are on offer, with PlayStation pods and F1 simulator to help whittle down the hours. But solitude is also provided with private quiet rooms, family spaces, showering facilities and prayer rooms.
And the business lounge is, of course, replete with an array of first class business facilities. The dedicated business centre provides a conference area, internet workstations, printers and scanners – all within clear view of flight information monitors.
The airport itself boasts over 600,000 square metres of space – 40,000 of which are dedicated to retail and dining. Additional features include a hotel, a spa, squash courts, gym, "activity nodes" and art installations.
The Al Mourjan Business Lounge is open to Qatar Airways and oneworld First and Business Class passengers, and the Al Safwa First Class Lounge is due to open in the coming months as part of HIA’s phased development.