Looking to jetset around the globe like a boss just time for the 2020 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar? Transforming premium travel by bringing a first-class experience to the business class cabin, travel lovers with the extra cash can splurge to experience the World’s Best Business Class while visiting the world’s most memorable destinations on Qatar Airways. An experience that redefines expectations, the five-star airline offers a new standard of business class called QSuites that include a gourmet cuisine, unique amenities, extra privacy, attentive customer service and abundance of extra space.
Whether you’re planning a trip to see the World Cup in Qatar, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or the bustling night markets and temples in Chiang Mai, the Doha-based airline flies to more than 160 destinations around the globe with these well-appointed Qsuites that are progressively appearing on more Qatar Airways aircraft, flights and routes globally.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Revolutionizing premium travel and setting a new standard of luxury hospitality, Qatar Airways offers Business Class passengers a new level of luxury and innovation on Qsuite flights throughout the USA. The award-winning Qsuite experience is included on daily, non-stop service from Los Angeles to Doha as well as other routes including flights between Doha and Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD), New York City (JFK) and Washington DC (IAD). By the end of 2020, all of the Doha-based airline’s US-bound routes are expected to include Qsuites.
Enabling travelers to enjoy First Class hospitality and amenities within the airline’s Business Class cabin, the Qsuite experience, features the industry’s first-ever double bed available and stowable privacy panels and an actual sliding door that gives passengers a private bedroom above the clouds. The revolutionary seat design also takes cabin innovation and personalization to an entirely new level with customizable private cabins for up to four people. The movable panels enable passengers to transform their space into a social area, allowing them to work, dine or socialize with family members, friends or business associates at 40,000 feet.
Additionally, Qsuites gives passengers mood lighting, generous storage space, and fully lie-flat beds with quilted mattress a plush duvet and pillows creating a new standard in comfort. Qatar Airways also offers a turn down service, complete with a chocolate placed on your pillow.
Qatar Airways provides every Business Class passenger with a luxurious selection of amenities to keep you pampered all flight long. Providing a home away from home, each business-class passenger receives a luxurious BRIC’s amenity kit with a range of skin care products and in-flight necessities that are designed exclusively to ensure that you arrive fresh at your destination including all natural Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio skin care products including lip balm, hydrating facial mist and anti-ageing moisturizer cream, as well as an eye mask, earplugs, socks, slippers and a plush set of ultra-comfortable pajamas by The White Company. If that’s not enough, toothbrushes and razors are available in the bathrooms.
Every passenger onboard Qatar Airways has access to a plethora of entertainment options, from newly released films to television box sets and much more from your very own relaxing suite in the sky. With over 4,000 entertainment options to choose from, you can watch your favorite movies, TV series, and listen to the radio with your complimentary Bose headphones.
For Business Class passengers, Qatar Airways has a dine-on-demand inflight a la carte menu featuring newly designed tableware, in-flight dining menus, cutlery, and chinaware. Instead of serving meals at fixed times, and often on a take-it-or-leave-it basis, Qatar Airways offers a completely personalized and ‘dine on demand’ service. The cheese platter is one of the many highlights of the Business Class dining experience. It is served with a selection of firm, soft and blue veined cheeses, and accompanied with vine grapes, crudité and a choice of quince or fig pastes, chutney or dried fruits.
The variety of dishes is impressive with an array of delectable options from international delights to local favorites. Whether you’re traveling to Italy or Dubai, you can enjoy regional flavors such as porcini and truffle risotto, along with biryani and flame-grilled meats. In addition to the world-class cuisine, unlimited snacks and beverages are provided throughout your journey including champagne, curated cocktails and a wide wine selection of wine.
If you’re watching those calories, Qatar Airways offers some of the most delicious, yet calories conscious meals available on airlines. You can enjoy woodland berries, warm oatmeal and even cold pressed juices on select flights.
Passengers can enjoy a seamless transit through the luxurious and modern Hamad International Airport, or take advantage of the stopover in Doha, one of the most exciting cities in the Middle East. There are plenty of luxurious five accommodations such as the newlty opened Mandarin Oriental, a stylish urban retreat located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Whether you’re a foodie, culture-vulture, adventurer or shopper, immerse yourself in Doha’s sights, sounds, experiences, and hidden gems. The Qatari capital is the base for multi-billion-dollar businesses, glamorous malls, restaurants offering international cuisines and local Arabic cuisine, and a myriad of attractions. Home to people from all cultural backgrounds, Doha stands out with its booming cultural diversity. The city’s major landmarks, such as Souq Waqif, The Pearl, Katara Cultural Village, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Legacy Pavilion and the Corniche promenade.
Celebrating more than 20 years across more than 160 business and leisure destinations, Qatar Airways is one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents. Continuing its record of being one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways launched a range of new destinations in 2019 including Davao, Philippines; Gaborone, Botswana; Izmir, Turkey; Langkawi, Malaysia; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; Rabat, Morocco; and Valletta, Malta.
FIFA World Cup
As the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, Qatar Airways brought football fans from around the world to France for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup FranceTM, a tournament that marked a step-change in the way women’s sport was viewed. Last month, Doha hosted the FIFA Club World CupTM, where as well as being the official airline, Qatar Airways brought tens of thousands of fans from all over the globe to witness European champions Liverpool FC win the trophy for the very first time.
On the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar will host first the World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country.
The World Cup will include eight stadiums including seven new developments within a 46-mile strip, where fans can easily attend two matches in a single day providing the ultimate live experience for fans. Each stadium will have a capacity of tens of thousands of people and equipped with outdoor cooling facilities. Roads and infrastructure connecting the stadiums are also being built, including Doha’s first subway system.
The globe’s most popular sporting event, the tournament will kickoff November 21 to December 18, 2022 where football fans will experience the world’s best teams coming together to compete to be the champions under the winter sun. Qatar Airways will be offering football fans a range of 2022 FIFA World Cup travel packages including flights, access to world-class hotels and exclusive activities that deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences.