Etihad Airways opens luxurious First Class Lounge & Spa at AUH

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The First Class Lounge & Spa boasts 16 different zones
The First Class Lounge & Spa boasts 16 different zones, including a dedicated space for premium passengers to wind down and relax ahead of their flight.

Etihad Airways has opened the doors of its new flagship First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3. The carrier says the lounge is inspired by the world’s most prestigious hotels, private members’ clubs and fine dining establishments and provides premium customers with an “ultra-exclusive lifestyle environment”.

The 1,700sqm lounge features no fewer than 16 different zones, which have been designed to ensure guests have a place to relax, re-energise and be entertained pre-flight. Visitors can enjoy 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.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our new First Class Lounge & Spa is the jewel in the crown of our new lounge offerings worldwide and represents the best of our home city of Abu Dhabi.

“It 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 and one which perfectly mirrors Etihad Airways’ evolution into the best airline in the world.”

The First Class Lounge & Spa is open exclusively to guests of The Residence, Etihad First Class, Etihad Guest Exclusive, Etihad Guest Platinum members (plus one guest), Etihad Airways Partner (EAP) airline First Class guests, EAP “Invitation Only” members (plus two guests) and EAP equivalent Platinum members (plus one guest). Guests of The Residence, Etihad’s luxury three-room onboard apartment, can enjoy their own private space discreetly located adjacent to the main lounge entrance.

Etihad Airways says each member of staff in the new lounge has been expertly trained, including the General Manager, Concierge, Maître d’Hotel, Savoy-trained Butlers, chefs and mixologists.