Qatar Duty Free (QDF) recently celebrated the grand opening of Harrods Tea Room at Hamad International Airport (HIA), making the travel hub the very first airport in the world to house an outlet such as this.
During the opening ceremony, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker said: “I am incredibly proud to be here today as Qatar Duty Free officially opens the Harrods Tea Room at HIA – a world first for an airport. Harrods is an iconic British brand that is all about the customer experience from start to finish and in this regard, it is the perfect partner for Qatar Duty Free and the wider Qatar Airways group.”
Al Baker continued: “With 10.7 million passengers travelling through HIA in the last quarter of 2019, the Harrods brand is already reaching an audience of substantial proportions. The new Harrods Tea Toom further compliments the two Harrods signature stores already in operation in the airport.”
Also commenting was director, Harrods, Raj Assanand: “Harrods is a London institution, but has always been global in its outlook. The new Harrods Tea Room is the next natural stage in our long relationship with HIA and Qatar Duty Free, a partnership which has allowed us to bring the Harrods experience to even more of our international customers.”
The Harrods Tea Room, which is located at the heart of HIA, offers its guests a variety of Harrods specialties, including a huge selection of teas from the Harrods Food Halls and a menu of delicious pastries. The tearoom also features an ice-cream parlour.
As for its design, the new outlet boasts classically styled furniture with elegant curved backs and stitching details, brass finishing on tables and atmospheric lighting, as well as Herringbone timber flooring and classic traditional tiling with an abstract peacock theme.