Airport Dimensions is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its sleep ’n’ fly Sleep Lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha. During these first 12 months, the lounge has helped tired passengers enjoy nearly half a million hours of sleep, relaxation, or socially distanced space during at Qatar’s airport, now regarded the “best airport in the world” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.
Occupancy levels at the Sleep Lounge have continued to grow to record levels every month in its first 12 months of operation.
Errol McGlothan, managing director (EMEA & APAC) at Airport Dimensions, said, “Demand for our game-changing sleep ’n’ fly Sleep Lounge remains high, and more passengers traveling to and from Doha are taking advantage of this unique, premium private space. Travelers are continuing to reduce touchpoints and remain socially distanced during their journey, and this trend is set to accelerate as more people start returning to airports. Our Sleep Lounge is the perfect place for passengers to de-stress and rest in a safe and comfortable environment, and we’re looking forward to another successful year of enhancing the travel experience for global travelers.”
Airport Dimensions acquired the sleep ’n’ fly brand in 2020 and opened its first non-traditional lounge featuring the concept at HIA last September, joining a network of three sleep lounges in the Gulf. The innovative 50-bed Sleep Lounge offers single, couple and family pod and cabin options to suit all passenger needs, giving guests the opportunity to relax, unwind and rest during their journey.
With growing concerns over hygiene and social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sleep ’n’ fly Sleep Lounge is meeting new traveler needs by providing a safe, private space away from busy airport terminals and waiting areas. The lounge has robust health and safety measures in place for the protection of guests and staff, including regular disinfection using high-tech nanotechnology disinfectants that neutralize viruses and germs for extended periods of time. HIA applied stringent health and safety measures across its terminal and prioritized passenger and staff safety from the onset of the pandemic. It is the first entity in the world to achieve independent verification from the British Standards Institution for its implementation of COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocols.