Etihad Airways has officially opened its new first class lounge and spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3.
Spread across about 1,700 square metres, the ultra-luxurious lounge features 16 zones. They include an à la carte restaurant, showcase bar, fitness room, cigar lounge, Six Senses Spa, Style & Shave barbers, nail bar, TV room, secluded relaxation room, prayer room and children’s play room.
Etihad’s chief executive officer Peter Baumgartner said: “Our new lounge is a showcase of intelligent product design, innovation, and superlative hospitality and service. This is not just a lounge but the ultimate airline hospitality experience.”
The lounge includes a general manager, concierge, maître d’hotel, Savoy-trained butlers, chefs and mixologists.
In terms of food, the menus feature a choice of Arabian, Indian and international cuisine made to order at any time of day. A casual dining and bar snack menu is also provided.
The sculptural showcase bar is stocked with 75 premium spirits, champagne and aperitifs. A bespoke cocktail menu has also been developed in partnership with London-based beverage consultancy Fluid Movement.
The Six Senses Spa includes three treatment rooms with shower facilities. First class guests can enjoy a complimentary treatment, while guests in The Residence (on board Etihad’s A380) are offered two complimentary treatments.
The Relax & Recline area features a video wall made up of 27 individual screens with soothing sound and lighting features while the fitness room has treadmills and cross trainers.
The Style & Shave area has barbers offering a series of hair and shave services, including one complimentary express treatment and a shoe shine service. The nail bar provides hair and nail services and one complimentary express treatment.
The facility is open round-the-clock for the exclusive use of guests of The Residence, first class, Etihad Guest exclusive and Etihad Guest platinum members (plus one guest).
Etihad Airways Partner airline first class guests, EAP ‘invitation only’ members (plus two guests) and EAP equivalent platinum members (plus one guest) can also avail the facility.
Guests of The Residence will also have their own private space located adjacent to the main lounge entrance. The secluded area includes a dedicated Savoy-trained butler, custom-made Poltrona Frau Italian leather armchairs and sofas, a shower room stocked with Acqua di Parma products, a prayer room and private dining.
Etihad currently has 14 premium lounges worldwide including those recently launched in New York and Melbourne.
The airline plane to open a new first and business class lounge at Los Angeles LAX airport “in the coming months.”