HARVEY NICHOLS NOW IN QATAR
Harvey Nichols, the world's leading luxury retailer, and Harvey Nichols Doha LLC, a luxury retail company affiliated to the Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies, a leading Qatari business group, have signed an exclusive licence agreement for the development of a Harvey Nichols store in the State of Qatar.
Targeted to open in Q1 2017, the store will boast 80,000 square feet of retail space which will offer an exclusive edition of fashion, beauty, childrenswear, homeware and a range of hospitality services. The store will be located in Doha Festival City, the prestigious shopping, leisure and entertainment centre of Doha. The store will be Harvey Nichols' eighth venture outside the UK and Ireland. Other international locations include Hong Kong, Dubai, Riyadh, Turkey and Kuwait.
With the acquisition of the exclusive licence for the Harvey Nichols brand, this will reinforce Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies as a leading presence in the luxury retail sector. Al Mana Luxury, an affiliate of the same group, operates boutiques for Hermes, Chloé, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange, Balenciaga, Giuseppe Zanotti, Sergio Rossi, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Agent Provocateur, Anya Hindmarch and many other luxury brands. The group also has a diverse range of other businesses within its portfolio including Automotive, Luxury Hospitality Development, Media, Engineering as well as a diverse portfolio of property development. Operating in Doha since 1951, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies has built a reputation for excellence in customer service.
Commenting on the partnership, Stacey Cartwright, Chief Executive of Harvey Nichols, said, “Doha is an exciting market for Harvey Nichols due to the significant growth we are seeing in the country.
The Qatari customer is increasingly important to our UK business and we look forward to being able to service them in their home market, with the best shopping and dining experience, when we open our doors for business”