Qatar Airways has announced the purchase of Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow.

The property will shortly be rebranded as Oryx Sheraton Skyline London Heathrow.

The Oryx brand is known to travellers not only from Oryx Inflight Entertainment on-board Qatar Airways flights and from the livery of the aircraft, but also the Oryx Rotana Doha property close to Hamad International airport that has been open for several years.

Speaking at this year’s ITB conference in Berlin, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker confirmed to Business Traveller that the name Oryx would be appended to the Sheraton Skyline in the same way, with the property becoming Oryx Sheraton Skyline London Heathrow.

Al Baker said the airline was in talks to purchase a further three hotels in the US and also the UK, the details of which will be announced shortly.