Qatar Duty Free and Hamad International Airport presented with dual Trinity Awards

Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh has driven the hugely ambitious shopping and food & beverage offer at Hamad International Airport
A proud Thabet Musleh accepts the awards from The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie

QATAR. Hamad International Airport and Qatar Duty Free were formally presented with their dual Trinity Awards for Commercial and Consumer Offer of the Year 2022 in Doha last month.

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie handed the awards to Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh at Hamad International Airport.

The Trinity Awards, launched in 2022, highlight outstanding examples of creative and positive thinking, investment and action that aided sector recovery and advanced its prospects in 2022 (click here for the full list of recipients).

Unlike other sector award schemes, The Trinity Awards operate on a ‘less is more’ principle, recognising a highly selective group of projects, partnerships and people deemed to have demonstrated outstanding innovation and leadership.

In awarding the Trinity Awards for Commercial and Consumer Offer of the Year 2022 to both Qatar Duty Free and Hamad International Airport, The Moodie Davitt Report wrote: “We feel confident in saying that the Expansion at Hamad International Airport represents a new benchmark for airport design, development and experience.

“The memorable focal point of the new concourse is The Orchard, a mesmerising blend of retail, food & beverage, digital brilliance and a vast indoor tropical garden. The Orchard benefits from copious natural light, an approach designed to create a calming ambience and promote a sense of wellbeing.

“The in-house commercial offer driven by Qatar Duty Free boasts 65 stores and 35 food & beverage outlets, with some operations featuring world-first mixes of both.

“Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker hailed the Expansion as ‘the ultimate example of a successful, sustainable global facility’.

“It is that and more. It is a tribute to innovative planning, execution and investment – hallmarks of the Qatar Airways Group  and Qatar Duty Free approach to building consumer-led and high-potential commercial zones.

“It combines natural wonder and beauty with luxury, personalisation with digitalisation and scale with a human touch. And it takes the experience at one of the great airports of the world – named the World’s Best by Skytrax travellers last year – to an entirely new level.”

Expansive passenger avenues create a suitable ambience for a roll-call of famous luxury brands

The extensive food & beverage offer, including travel retail’s first Oreo Café, complements the outstanding retail proposition

“The airport leadership team led by Al Baker and Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer and well-complemented on the commercial side by Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh has shown a rare blend of courage and conviction, vision and verse in creating this modern-day wonder of the airport world.

“For that mindset of investment, the bold approach to innovation and the creation of such an extraordinary consumer experience, we are pleased to bestow Hamad International and Qatar Duty Free each with a Trinity Award for Airport Commercial and Consumer Offer.” ✈

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