Flanked by Etihad Airways First Class lounge staff are, from left, Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways senior vice president Marketing; Mohammed Al Katheeri, acting chief operations officer of Abu Dhabi Airports; Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief executive officer; and Khaled Almehairbi, Etihad Airways senior vice president Abu Dhabi Airport Operations
Etihad Airways has opened its new flagship First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3, which features 16 unique zones to help guests relax, re-energize and be entertained before boarding their flights.
The 18,300ft² lounge offers expansive views of the airport and includes 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 that perfectly mirrors Etihad Airways’ evolution into the best airline in the world.
Right: The lounge uses geometric patterns and a color palette inspired
by the UAE landscape to reflect 21st century Arabian modernism
“Continuing our journey of innovation, this new dedicated first class environment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to developing world-class products as we continue to re-imagine travel.”
The facility is open round-the-clock for the exclusive use of guests of The Residence (who have access to their own private space located adjacent to the main lounge entrance), Etihad First Class, Etihad Guest Exclusive, Etihad Guest Platinum members, Etihad Airways Partner airline First Class guests, EAP ‘Invitation only’ members and EAP equivalent Platinum members.
Left: The Relax & Recline area features a large video wall made up of 27 individual screens, soothing sound and lighting, and is furnished with six Poltona Frau leather recliners
H E Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “We are delighted to support Etihad Airways with the launch of its First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This new facility will offer guests a truly exclusive and premium experience, and is a reflection of the continued commitment by the airline and the airport to offer the best possible services to passengers flying through the UAE capital.”