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GUIDE to Doha: Guerlain Spa Doha Alfardan Properties recently entered into a long term partnership with Guerlain Paris that has resulted in bringing to Doha the first Guerlain Spa in the Middle East – Guerlain Alfardan Spa. Located at the residential building of the Alfardan Towers in the West Bay area, Guerlain Alfardan Spa offers more than 60 health and beauty therapies that nurture the skin, body and well-being, providing a unique spa experience in Doha’s most prominent business and entertainment district. The spa’s personalised services include a systematic analysis and precise skin diagnosis to tailor a therapy according to each customer’s needs and expectation. The spa also offers a selection of luxurious perfumery products and services such as make-up and the prestigious lines of Guerlain fragrances. In addition, Guerlain Alfardan Spa offers a wide range of treatment for customers, including massage therapies, facial therapies, hand and foot therapies, body therapies, body refreshers, men’s therapies, and a host of spa additions. Another main component is the customised fitness sessions suited for each body type, which is analysed by professional male and female fitness trainers, who will not only offer training packages, and weight loss programmes but also one-to-one sessions. Females also can enjoy exclusive ladies hours while their children play at Alfardan Towers Kid’s Club.

Qatar Airways’ new luxury lounge at London Heathrow Qatar Airways has just opened its first premium lounge outside of Doha. TheEDGE finds out what it has to offer the airline’s VIP customers. Those who have travelled in business or first class on Qatar Airways will be familiar with the airline’s premium terminal in Doha. Setting a new standard for luxury travellers, we know people who check in ludicrously early for their flights just so that they can take full advantage of the delights on offer. Qatar Airways has now decided to expand the concept to one of its most important routes, London Heathrow. The airline will operate an extra daily flight to the airport from March, taking their daily flight tally to five. It is a big year for London, with the Olympics due to draw millions of visitors to the United Kingdom this summer. Plenty of passengers, then, to appreciate the new terminal lounge. As you would expect from an airline that prides itself as being ‘five star’, every detail has been taken care of. Designed to look like a private member’s club rather than a run-of-the-mill airport lounge, it is airy, chic and well equipped. The lounge has floor to ceiling windows, which make it an excellent place to sit and watch the frenetic activity of the world’s busiest airport. Qatar Airways has recruited staff from world class hotels and restaurants to work in the lounge’s brasserie, delicatessen, and elegant Martini bar, and banks of wine fridges ensure there is a wine list to please even the most discerning wine

connoisseur. Well-appointed shower rooms are also available if you want to refresh yourself before your flight (with complimentary luxury toiletries, naturally.) If it is all work and no play for you, you are well catered for, too. There is free Wi-fi throughout the lounge, a business centre, and each seat has a discreet power socket for your mobile devices. It is important to note that Silver and Gold Privilege Club members are not allowed to use the new lounge, but all is not lost: they will still be given access to the existing Sky Team lounge at terminal four instead. TheEDGE


The Edge - Apr 2012 (Issue 32)