Qatar Airways enhances passenger experience with pleasing design and modern technology at Hamad International Airport
Doha, August 18, 2014 (STAT):-Qatar Airways has combined the ultra modern passenger lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA), with luxury design and state-of-the –art technology to suit the needs of its premium passengers. The designs are the handiwork of the leading Italian designer, Antonio Citterio. Customers are treated to the clean lines and superior superior contemporary style at the lounge entrance, where they are greeted by a five-metre long reception desk made of hammered polished stainless steel. The same sense of grandeur is emphasized throughout the lounge, and is highlighted by the monumental steel and glass staircase that was designed without a landing - creating a clean and crisp shape. A grand chandelier anchors the middle of the staircase dipping towards a water feature that creates a mirror image of the chandelier and a sense of immense depth.
Throughout the lounge the designers have introduced various yet complementary seating options offering customers a variety of choice. The majority were custom-designed by Antonio Citterio exclusively for Al Mourjan, while there is also furniture by famous designers such as Bouroullec Brothers, Bertoia, Fukasawa, and Urquiola. In addition, leading Italian and European luxury furniture design companies have also found their place in the lounge, including Vitra, B&B, Cassina, Knoll, Arper, Flos, Fritz Hansen and Unifor.
Technology also plays an important part in the overall design. The lighting technology in the open resort area provides natural shade as it projects shadows with changing colour temperatures and intensities together with different shadow patterns on the horizontal surfaces.
With an enormous range of options to choose from in the 1,000-seat lounge, including the main lounge area, resort area, family rooms, quite rooms, business centre, or in one of the four dining areas offering delicacies from Qatar Airways’ premium chefs, passengers will be immersed in an impeccable design taking their travel experience to an entirely new level.