Many guests traveling with Qatar Airways via Doha are not likely to see anything from the capital of Qatar as only the airport. To change this, the airline is now launching the + Qatar program, which includes a free or overnight stay in four- and five-star hotels. If you stay for at least two days, you can stay at the Luxury hotels.
The offer is carried out in cooperation with the national tourist authority and includes various amenities depending on the type of travel. The hotels can be booked directly through the specially designed Qatar site. By the way, Qatar provide now a free visa on arrival in Doha!
A booking with Stopover can be made on qatarairways.com under Flight booking via the function multiple destinations.
Depending on the tariff, a stopover in Doha can result in a higher total price of more than 24 hours between arrival and departure. On the one hand, a surcharge for the stopover can be levied in the tariff (at Qatar Airways rare) or additional taxes and fees may be due, because one does not simply change, but once in Doha arrives separate and departs again.
For example, currently a flight from Berlin-Tegel via Doha without a stopover to Bangkok costs 449 €. With Stopover, € 462 will be due as additional taxes & fees will be due.
Economy Class: Free accommodation in 4-star hotels
The offer for economy travelers listens to the name + Qatar Premium. It includes a free night for two people (+ child) in the four-star hotel. The following options are available:
- Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence Doha (4 *)
- Adagio Aparthotel Premium Doha (4 *)
- Centro Capital Doha (4 *)
- Amari Doha Hotel (4 *)
- Holiday Inn Doha (4 *)
Business & First: Free overnight at the 5 * hotel
The offer for travelers in business and first class is called +Luxury and, you already suspect, more luxurious hotels. Otherwise the conditions are similar to the economy offer.
E.g. In the following hotels you can stay for free:
- Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha (5 *)
- InterContinental Doha – The City (5 *)
- Four Seasons Hotel Doha (5 *)
- The Ritz-Carlton Doha (5 *)
- The St. Regis Doha (5 *)
- The Torch Doha (5 *)
- Hilton Doha (5 *)
2 nights at the 5 star hotel for $ 50
Regardless of the travel class, the +Qatar Ultimate offer can be used for longer stays. Then there are two nights in a hotel with four or five stars (can be chosen freely) for a one-time fee of 50 US-Dollar. Depending on the hotel selection the savings can amount to more than 300 euros.
For example, the following accommodations are available:
Marriott Marquis City Center (5 *)
Wyndham Grand Regency (5 *)
The Ritz-Carlton Doha (5 *)
The Westin Doha (5 *)
Shangri-La Doha (5 *)
The FAQ page lists various conditions that must be fulfilled. A small excerpt:
The booking must be between 1 May and 28 December 2017
Travel must be between 7 May and 31 December 2017
Accommodation is only available with stopover flights in Qatar air
The offer is only valid for a minimum stay of 12 hours in Doha
In the hotel, the boarding pass of Qatar Airways must be presented
The hotel and transit must be booked at least 7 days prior to arrival
Bookings can not be canceled or changed
The offer is valid only for bookings made on qatarairways.com
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