January 22 2024  |  Airlines & Airports

Oryx Airport Hotel at Hamad International Airport claims top accolade

By Hibah Noor

Oryx Airport Hotel has been selected as one of the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts of the World

Oryx Airport Hotel, situated within Qatar’s award-winning Hamad International Airport (DOH), has been selected as one of the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts of the World by Luxury Lifestyle Awards. The hotel has garnered a reputation for providing an incomparable experience of hospitality, tranquility, and rejuvenation for its valued guests.

Centrally located in the south plaza of the airport, next to the iconic Lamp Bear, Oryx Airport Hotel is said to offer “a supreme sanctuary for travelers seeking respite during their transit within Hamad International Airport”. The hotel takes pride in presenting a diverse array of six room types, accompanied by various packages and appealing rates, catering to the diverse needs and durations of stays for its guests.

A hallmark of the Oryx Airport Hotel experience is the complimentary access provided to the award-winning Vitality Wellbeing and Fitness Centre. This comprehensive wellness hub offers a range of spa services and fitness activities, including massages, rejuvenating treatments, squash courts, a 25m swimming pool and an immersive golf simulator.

With a focus on sustainability, the hotel has replaced all plastic water bottles with eco-friendly water containers. Oryx Airport Hotel spearheaded this initiative as the first hotel in Qatar to introduce these recyclable containers, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030’s environmental preservation objectives and aligned with Hamad International Airport’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Philippe Anric, Vice President of Operations of Dhiafatina Hotels at Qatar Airways, said, “Our goal is to continue delivering Qatari hospitality while preserving our nation’s environment and ensuring sustainability. By shifting away from plastic to eco-friendly alternatives, we aim to significantly reduce single-use plastic waste.”

The hotel has also introduced other sustainable measures, including the implementation of bamboo keycards, recycled paper for printing collaterals and eco-friendly guestroom amenities. The commitment to sustainability also extends to dining options with the introduction of paper straws, wooden cutlery and other environmentally conscious practices across the hotel’s offerings.

Connected by the passenger train within the airport’s North and South Plazas, the Oryx Airport Hotel continues to “redefine the transit experience, ensuring a seamless and comfortable stay for its guests”.

Hamad International Airport, “the gateway to Qatar and the world”

Since its inception in 2014, DOH has transformed the aviation industry with innovative experiences and breath-taking features. The airport has been designed as a diverse lifestyle destination with exquisite fine dining options, art collections, luxurious shopping options, entertainment and relaxation facilities with over 180 world-class retail and dining options curated by the award-winning Qatar Duty Free, many of them being world firsts and exclusives.

Designed to meet and exceed the expectations of global travelers, the airport is described as “a diverse lifestyle destination of its own”. Housed in one expansive terminal, the airport integrates contemporary shopping and dining options, entertainment and relaxation facilities, and a world-class art collection from internationally acclaimed artists.

DOH’s excellence and commitment to passenger service led to the airport receiving the titles of ‘World’s Best Airport’ for 2021 and 2022, ‘World’s Second-Best Airport’ for 2023, ‘Best Airport 15 to 20 Million Passengers’, ‘World’s Best Airport for Shopping’ 2023, ‘Cleanest Airport in the Middle East’ 2023 and ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the 9th consecutive year at the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2023.

The airport has successfully completed the first Phase of its airport expansion project, which has significantly increased capacity and enhanced its multi-dimensional offering. Delivering on its promise to be the ‘airport-of-the-future’, Hamad International Airport’s expansion features a refreshing environment of lush greenery, as well as contemporary retail and dining concepts among other leisure attractions and facilities.

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