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Qatar Airways launching new BRICS amenity kits

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If you have a Qatar Airways flight coming up, you may be interested to know that a new range of amenity kits has just been launched in both Business Class and First Class.

The bags continue to be designed by upmarket luggage brand BRIC’s.

New Qatar Airways BRICS amenity kit

To quote:

The new collection of BRIC’s amenity kits includes designs and contents created for both male and female passengers and features all natural Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio skin care products. The range includes lip balm, hydrating facial mist and anti-ageing moisturiser in Business Class, with Night Recovery Cream included in the First Class kits. Socks, eyeshades and earplugs complete the range, with the addition of a BRIC’s signature spectacle pouch and hairbrush in First Class.

For the first time, the versatile First Class female kit contains an adjustable strap that transforms it into a contemporary cross-body bag, enabling passengers to continue using their unique BRIC’s amenity kit as a fashion accessory. This kit comes in two colours, black with red trim and red with pink trim. The attractive First Class men’s kit comes in two colours, mustard yellow with navy trim and navy with green trim and can be reused as a washbag for years to come.

Comments (121)

  • DS says:

    Will this affect Revolut and Curve Mastercards?

  • Heran says:

    Is Revolut a prepaid MC card? If so will seriously consider getting one.

    • John says:

      It’s a VISA for everyone I know in the UK, but apparently Revolut mastercards exist

      • Bagoly says:

        We received a mixture of Mastercards and Visas for our Revoluts.
        Banning DCCs will save me having to reject card terminals profferred with GBP on them – was particularly bad in Bangkok.

      • Alan says:

        Interesting, have only see Revolut MasterCards, not Visa (my own one included)!

  • Michael says:

    OT: Amex Plat provides marriot gold status – how do I get my amex plat to talk to my bonvoy account for this to work?

    • Michael says:

      Thanks – but that makes it look like i need to enroll in Marriot again when i already have an account?

      • Grant says:

        There is a space on the next screen to enter your existing account number if you have one – or it gets left blank and one is created for you.

  • tical says:

    OT – but potentially Hilton related: any recommendation for a hotel in Mahe, Seychelles fro 1 night – need to sped a night there after a week on Denis island and the timing of the flight from Denis island to Mahe does not work for BA flight back to London?

    • Anna says:

      Not been (yet!) but got my eye on the Doubletree Allamanda for when the OH and I can travel as a couple again! Looks to be nice and small (only 30 rooms I think), beachfront, decent rooms and quite reasonably priced for SEZ. Supposed to be only 20 minutes from the airport which is another plus.

      • meta says:

        Just staying at Doubletree. Contrary to popular belief, I got a complimentary upgrade as a Gold member to bigger room with a terrace jacuzzi. Other complimentary amenities – free 15 min massage or a 50% discount on a 60 min massage, free bottle of wine plus some cakes, complimentary cocktail for 2. On arrival warm cookie and passion fruit juice. Staff don’t seem to acknowledge status, but there was everything in the welcome letter in the room. Room is nice and the view is great. Not sure about the beach as it is a bit rocky, so you need water shoes. Car rental is a must on Mahé. From the airport it is about 30-35 minutes as the road can get congested.

        • Qwerty Bertie says:

          A real terrace, or a part roofed, part open deep balcony? Either way, all rooms have a jacuzzi.

          I recommend avoiding that hotel.

        • meta says:

          @ Qwerty Berty No, not all rooms have a jacuzzi! There is normal Deluxe Room and Grand Deluxe room (see description from the website below). There are only 4 Grand Deluxe rooms. Just because you had a bad experience, doesn’t mean that others might not enjoy it. Just got a complimentary dessert too. The service I admit is not top notch, but that can be said for any establishement in Seychelles. I walked out of Raffles on Praslin because they took ages to serve drinks.

          From the website

          King Deluxe Room with Ocean View

          Large bathroom, balcony, panoramic ocean view, sofa, lazy chair, free WiFi

          Breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean await you in this stylish King Guest Room. Take in the ocean from your double lazy chair on the private balcony. Enjoy a restful night?s sleep in your king-sized bed.

          The bathroom features a luxurious walk-in rainfall shower and twin vanity units. Each room is equipped with a 42-inch HDTV, free WiFi, iPod docking station and lounge area with a small sofa and work desk.

          King Grand Deluxe Room with Outdoor Jacuzzi

          Outdoor whirlpool tub, balcony, panoramic ocean view, individually controlled A/C, free WiFi

          Experience relaxation and serenity in this King Bed Deluxe room. Step out onto your private balcony to soak in a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Submerge yourself in your outdoor whirlpool tub or relax in the comfort of your double lazy chair. Enjoy a peaceful night?s rest on your comfortable king-sized bed.

          The luxurious bathroom features a romantic walk-in rainfall shower and separate bathtub. Catch up on work at the large desk. Each room is also equipped with a 42-inch HDTV, free WiFi, iPod docking station and lounge area with a small sofa.

          Add to your wonderful stay a complimentary romantic bath experience and a complimentary daily soft drink minibar.

        • meta says:

          Just to add that the Grand Deluxe room is very big. I’m in a corner room and the balcony/terrace is as big as the room itself and then you have a bathroom the size of a studio apartment.

  • Zed says:

    Is there a way you can convert Hilton points to Marriott?

    • Qwerty Bertie says:

      Look if Virgin to Marriott works; if so Hilton to Virgin, then Virgin to Marriott…but would be a horrendous conversion rate!

      • Alex W says:

        Marriott-Virgin-Hilton should be possible, but not the other way round i dont think? 120k Marriott would get 75k Hilton.

  • Anna says:

    Is there a Hilton in central London which would be worth buying points for? Thinking of a theatre trip for my 50th next year.

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      It will always depend on the cash rate vs the cost of purchasing points at any given moment, as well as whether you already have a stash.

      Curio Collection Trafalgar St James has a great location for West End (obvs) and very pleasant rooms if looking for something a bit special. Stayed a couple of months ago. Conrad St James seems well thought of here. Hilton branded hotels are generally old, ugly and poor value though. Especially Park Lane

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Have to be honest I wouldn’t stay at the Conrad until there is a refurb, For the price paid some of the rooms are tired, heard its hit and miss though.

    • BJ says:

      Really depends on dates, central London prices for both points or cash are up and down like a yoyo. Definitely want to avoid a Saturday night stay, Friday probably best compromise on theatre and hotel. Best value would likely be cash stay with an amex offer booked via avios e store.

    • Rob says:

      Depends when – London weekend rates can vary by 3-4x depending on date. June/July is peak around Wimbledon.

  • Munch says:

    OT I can’t connect my Radisson account via the points transfer within Amex. Do I need to remove any of the digits from the membership number?

  • Derek Broughton says:

    Does the DCC block apply to Curve cards? I can’t recall whether they’re technically considered prepaid.

    • The_real_a says:

      They used to be prepaid, but for the last 9 months they have been issued as “proper” debit cards (surprisingly).

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