Just in case you wanted that extra level of comfort on your next international flight, Louis Vuitton has opened up their own airline lounge at Qatar Airways’ ultra luxe new Al Mourjan Lounge at Doha Hamad.
Created in collaboration with 16-star Michelin Chef Yannick Alleéno, the lounge as much restaurant as it is a retreat to relax between flights. Once inside, park up in one of the gold-hued seats and enjoy any number of top shelf spirits, champagne and mocktails.
As far as edibles, Alleéno created what has been described as a “multilingual” concept, designed to satisfy any appetite at any time of day. Specialties both highlight local ingredients and French favourites while expressing an international flavour.
This includes Parisian viennoiseries and local baked goods complemented by hot sandwiches and eggs, smoked fish platters, caviar and indulgent pastries.
Guests can take their pick between starters, lighter fare and mains from Alléno’s inspired cuisine such as langoustine carpaccio with geranium essence, confit lamb shoulder flavoured with yuzu and pilaf rice with dried fruit and spices. “The menu is complex because, above all, it should please everyone,” says Alleéno.
The layout itself is something of an oasis within an already opulent setting commonly known as The Garden. Located just above the Louis Vuitton store in Qatar Duty Free at the Central Concourse, you’ll discover a tropical oasis that is humbly lacking of overt branding aside from signature tacked trunks that surrounded by lush greenery while colourful Quetzal bird creations fly overhead.
Furniture is a combination of custom interspersed with the Louis Vuitton Maison’s designer edition pieces including India Mahdavi low tables, Paola Lenti high tables, Costela armchairs by Martin Eisler.
Among the Objets Nomades is the Cosmic Table by Raw Edges and Bell Lamps by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Vibrant twist glasses by Studio Louis Vuitton will stand out as part of the Maison’s art de la table universe.