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Chopard is the latest global luxury brand brought to Hamad International Airport by Qatar Duty Free

Media release.
Published: 17-Feb-2015 08:33 am
Publisher: Qatar Airways

Doha, Qatar  –  Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to announce the opening of a world-class Chopard boutique at Hamad International Airport (HIA). This is the latest addition to Qatar Duty Free’s portfolio of luxury global brands located within the airport’s 25,000m² duty free shopping area, which incorporates more than 70 retail outlets.

Designed by the famous French architect Thierry W. Despont, the Chopard boutique exudes a warm and intimate atmosphere intended to create the feeling of visiting a beautiful private home with well-defined areas accommodating high jewellery, watches and accessories for men and women.

“We are delighted to welcome Chopard to the very exclusive group of luxury brands that have been handpicked by our team at Qatar Duty Free to have a presence at Hamad International Airport,” said Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Keith Hunter. “We believe Chopard is a natural addition to our portfolio of high-end retail brands and will offer our customers further sophisticated shopping options when they visit Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport.”

Light-toned white oak wood, opulent leathers, silk and precious velvets combine to deliver a sense of intimacy conducive to enabling customers to stroll around the store in a relaxing manner. Each detail of the boutique has been thought through in conjunction with Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, who said: “With this new environment, we want to encourage our clients to discover the multiple facets of the Chopard universe.”

At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, Qatar Duty Free at HIA caters to all passengers’ tastes. In addition, more than 30 cafés and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine. Other luxury brands also available at HIA include: Bulgari, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Mont Blanc, Rolex and Chanel.

About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to 146 key business and leisure destinations globally on 142 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes four Airbus 330 and seven Boeing 777 freighters. At the Dubai Airshow 2013, Qatar Airways placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 freighters. Also included in the order were eight additional A330-200F options, for a total of 13 aircraft. At the recent Farnborough Show, Qatar Airways announced its intent to order four 777 freighters and options for four more. IATA's Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 report mentions that Qatar will be a notable growth country with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent, making it the sixth-fastest growing to take its total freight tonnes to 1,484,000 per annum.

For Qatar Airways Cargo images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

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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