Qatar Duty Free extends dining portfolio with HMSHost International

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free, in partnership with HMSHost International, has opened the first Harvest Market restaurant at Hamad International Airport (HIA). It is the first of several openings to come at the Doha hub (see below).

Located in the main Departures Terminal, Harvest Market offers cuisine from around the world. The broad menu features breakfast dishes including a traditional English breakfast, pastries from the bakery and other light options. There is also a selection of juices and smoothies, while dinner includes burgers, Asian curries and noodles, and Australian steaks served all day.

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Hamad International’s broad F&B base is further extended with the opening of Harvest Market; three more units will follow through HMSHost’s new partnership with Qatar Duty Free

Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Luis Gasset said: “Qatar Duty Free is thrilled to partner with HMSHost International to open Doha and HIA’s very own Harvest Market, providing our 30 million passengers annually the option to enjoy fresh, gourmet, quality dining in an open kitchen style establishment. Providing an array of restaurant choices for our global travellers, as well as the highest quality food and beverages, is important to Qatar Duty Free. We are sure that Harvest Market and its excellent menu will be enjoyed by all.”

Harvest Market is the latest restaurant to open in Qatar Duty Free’s portfolio of dining units. More than 30 restaurants and grab-and-go-style outlets are located across the South and North Duty Free Plazas, as well as along Concourses A, B, C, D and E.

Later this year Qatar Duty Free and HMSHost will open three more dining units. Burger Federation is described as “a cutting-edge restaurant with a stripped-back interior serving wholesome hamburgers that have been reinvented as contemporary gourmet cuisine”. Great Eastern Market is a counter service restaurant serving dishes featuring Arabic and Asian cuisine. Spizzico is a quick service bread and pizza bakery serving gourmet pizzas, freshly baked paninis, pastries and salads.

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The all-day menu seeks to tempt travellers with its variety and multi-ethnic options

HMSHost International CEO Walter Seib added: “This partnership with one of the fastest growing airports in the Gulf marks a significant milestone in our strategy to increase our footprint in the rapidly expanding and dynamic Middle Eastern marketplace. As an international hospitality leader, HMSHost is always looking for innovative and welcoming food & beverage locations in line with consumer trends. With these new concepts we will surprise and entice passengers with a mix of international favourites and popular local dishes.”

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