Hamad International Airport (HIA) recently opened the Oryx Garden Hotel, the second airport hotel within its award-winning terminal.

Situated in the North Plaza, this is the latest venue where passengers can unwind during a layover. The Oryx Garden Hotel is one of many new experiences that are part of HIA’s airport expansion project, which is all set to be launched in time for the widely anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The airport expansion project significantly expands HIA’s state-of-the-art facilities, which will include over 90 brands in one vast shopping area, a world-class art collection, a refreshing environment with lush greenery, and a 10,000-sqm indoor tropical garden with a 268-sqm water feature – a focal point for all travellers.

On the opening of the Oryx Garden Hotel, HIA Chief Operating Officer, Engineer Badr Mohammed Al Meer said they are delighted to announce the opening of the second airport hotel at HIA.

This is just one of the many new offerings our airport will be unveiling as part of our exciting expansion plans. The Oryx Garden Hotel adds yet another sustainable, world-class facility to the world’s best airport, offering a relaxing environment for guests to unwind and discover the extraordinary destination that is HIA.

Oryx Garden Hotel

Comprising 100 rooms ranging from king to twin as well as suites, the Oryx Garden Hotel offers guests complimentary new generation WI-FI throughout the premises and ready access to a variety of retail and culinary options conveniently located nearby. All rooms are conveniently located within the terminal, moments away from boarding gates. The hotel boasts a modern and contemporary design, appealing to both business and leisure travellers, and can be booked around the clock for a maximum of 24 hours.

Guests at Oryx Garden Hotel will be able to enjoy the Vitality Wellbeing and Fitness Centre located at the airport’s South Plaza near the iconic Lamp Bear art installation. With a 25-metre swimming pool, gym, spa and squash court for passengers to use while transferring, the options to rejuvenate are endless. To reach the hotel, guests can conveniently use the passenger train connecting the airport’s North and South Plazas.

Oryx Garden Hotel staff


Both airport hotels at HIA have implemented various green initiatives in their continuous effort to achieve 100%  eco-friendly operations. The hotels will not be using plastic water bottles and instead will be using eco-friendly water containers.

Other green initiatives include the adoption of recycled paper for all hotel printing collaterals and operations; and the substitution of plastic bags with biodegradable bags. For hotel room amenities, plastic cotton buds have been replaced with bamboo buds packaged in cardboard boxes, plastic coffee cups switched with recyclable paper cups and plastic lids replaced with polylactic acid (PLA) lids derived from plants.

Plastic bottles for shampoos and body lotions have also been replaced with EcoPure PET bio-degradable bottles. Plastic dental and shaving kits have been replaced with starch toothbrushes and shaving utilities, while plastic slippers, combs, and shower caps were available in eco-friendly materials.

As Qatar prepares to welcome the world for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, HIA is at the peak of its ongoing preparations. Along with the new hotel, HIA plans to unveil their expansion project, which is set to increase capacity to over 58 million passengers. The growth of HIA will further continue post-FIFA World Cup where a second expansion is set to take the capacity to over 60 million passengers.

Working with FIFA’s organizational committee to provide hundreds of thousands of tourists and new visitors a safe and pleasant experience, the two-time SKYTRAX #1 airport promises travellers a journey like no other.

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