Qatar Today - - BUSINESS -

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”

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