Qatar Airways continues to set new standards in luxury travel, and its latest offering at Doha’s Hamad International Airport is no exception. In a groundbreaking collaboration with the iconic fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton, the airline has introduced an exclusive lounge within its already award-winning Al Mourjan Lounge, taking luxury travel experiences to unparalleled heights. This new addition, known as the “Louis Vuitton Lounge by Yannick Alléno,” offers travellers a level of sophistication and indulgence that is simply unmatched.
The Garden: A Testament to Luxury
The new airport extension, The Orchard is home to Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge – The Garden, which opened in May 2023 at Hamad International Airport, is a 7,390 sqm haven exclusively designed for Premium passengers that combines natural light, lush greenery, and stylish decor, mirroring the tropical garden and water features of the new new impressive space.
This lavish space offers an array of amenities designed to cater to traveller’s needs in style. From a rejuvenating day spa and 24-hour quiet rooms to a fully-equipped gym, The Garden leaves no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring a remarkable travel experience.
Louis Vuitton’s Signature Touch
For those who want to take the lounge experience that one step further, the Louis Vuitton Lounge achieves just that. Accessible through a special elevator at the rear of the Louis Vuitton duty-free store below and from within the Al Mourjan Lounge – The Garden.
This glass-enclosed haven exudes opulence and sophistication paying homage to Louis Vuitton’s rich heritage in travel with iconic Louis Vuitton elements, such as stacked trunks and adorned with gold-hued, cafe-style seating, including designer pieces like the Costela armchairs by Martin Eisler, India Mahdavi low tables and vibrant Quetzal bird creations by atelier oï.
A Michelin Star-Rated Culinary Experience
Yannick Alléno’s menu has conjured a gastronomic symphony, where a “multilingual” concept unfolds to delight discerning clientele throughout the day and night. This luminary chef celebrated for achieving the pinnacle of culinary excellence with his three Michelin-starred Alléno Paris at the Pavillon Ledoyen and Le 1947 at Cheval Blanc Courchevel.
Paying homage to local ingredients, with international flavours the menu caters to a diverse array of palates and dietary preferences, ensuring that every diner finds their culinary nirvana. From the first light of morning to the elegant brunch hours, guests are greeted with a selection of Parisian viennoiseries, artisanal baked goods and lighter bites like Louis Vuitton embalmed finger sandwiches and exquisite melt-in-the-mouth mini toasties.
For mains why not try their freshly prepared sushi, or tender confit lamb shoulder kissed by the exotic notes of yuzu, served alongside a fragrant pilaf rice embellished with dried fruits and spices.
These culinary marvels can be experienced à la carte, celebrating individual preferences, or as part of a meticulously crafted multi-course tasting menu, an embodiment of Alléno’s philosophy that the menu should be as multifaceted as its patrons.
And to finish, you can’t leave without indulging in something from the cake trolley, which is shaped like a signature Louis Vuitton trunk, whilst sipping a coffee topped with a Louis Vuitton emblem – you can even pick the one you want!
A Testimony to Excellence
While Louis Vuitton has established stores at numerous airports worldwide, including two at Hamad Airport, this marks their first-ever airport lounge. The luxury fashion house has been diversifying into hospitality in recent years, with the airport lounge being their ninth culinary project since 2020.
Exclusivity and Access
While the broader Al Mourjan Lounge offers complimentary food and beverages, guests will need to pay for their indulgences at the Louis Vuitton Lounge. The Louis Vuitton Lounge is open 24 hours a day to Louis Vuitton VIPs and Qatar Airways Gold and Platinum members through the Privilege Club.
A Unique Culinary Oasis in the Orchard
Located within the Orchard, a verdant shopping area in Concourse C that opened in November 2022, the Louis Vuitton Lounge is more than just a dining space. It’s an experience that immerses travellers in the art of luxury travel, offering a blend of Louis Vuitton’s heritage and Chef Yannick Alléno’s culinary expertise. From the vibrant ambience to its fine dining menu, this lounge-restaurant hybrid is destined to leave a lasting impression on globe-trotting connoisseurs seeking an extraordinary lounge experience.
Address: Louis Vuitton Lounge by Yannick Alléno North Node – Hamad International Airport, Doha – Qatar