Qatar Airways added to its growing portfolio of its hospitality division – Dhiafatina Hotels – by acquiring the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel.
The latest addition joins the list which already comprises the likes of Sheraton Skyline Hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport, The Novotel Edinburgh Park in Edinburgh Scotland, the Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha and The Airport Hotel at the Hamad International Airport (HIA).
“The acquisition of the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel complements Qatar Airways’ global strategy for growth, and further strengthens our offering for passengers travelling on board our daily flights to Melbourne,” said Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker.
“Qatar Airways is committed to going places together with our passengers, and I’m delighted to announce the acquisition of the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel as part of the Dhiafatina portfolio, hand-picked to extend the excellent service our passengers receive, both in the air and once they arrive at their destination,” Al baker added.
Qatar Airways had introduced its flagship Airbus A380 on the Melbourne route in June 2017, increasing the airline’s daily capacity on the Doha-Melbourne route by 44%.
The five-star Sheraton Melbourne is located in the Paris end of the city’s Little Collins Street, minutes away from many well-known restaurants, theatres, and designer boutiques, as well as Melbourne’s Central Business District.
The hotel features the Little Collins Street Restaurant with its Signature Seafood Buffet and High Tea, as well as its magnificent views of Melbourne. It also features the distinguished East Restaurant on the ground floor, as well as the many scrumptious delights of Crux & Co Patisserie.