Qatar Airways expands into hotels
Qatar Airways is expanding into hotels. The airline is currently in negotiations to buy three hotels situated in North America and in the UK. The company’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker, confirmed the news during a press conference at the ITB Berlin travel and trade show. The new acquisitions would give the flag carrier a fledgling chain of four hotels, having recently taken over the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at London’s Heathrow airport. Virgin and Korean Air are among the latest carriers to expand into hotels.