Photos: Qatar Airways Philadelphia Launch Party

Qatar Airways gala to celebrate launch of new non-stop service f
Lyndsey Gavin, Marco Larsen and Kedzie Schotters at the Qatar Airways gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (HughE Dillon/

Qatar airlines hosted an invite-only gala on Thursday, April 2, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. The event celebrated the launch of their new non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Doha, Qatar. Nearly 300 guests, including Philadelphia dignitaries, socialites, local celebrities and members of the travel and hospitality industry enjoyed great entertainment, delicious food and a Cirque du Soleil act. The guests were then lead downstairs to the ballroom, through lavishly decorated hallways, where promo photos of Qatar Airways were hanging. The tables were decorated with white orchids and candles. After dinner, Philly's own Boyz II Men performed for the crowd. It was a night to remember.