Posted on January 21, 2015
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.”

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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.