Etihad Airways’ new premium lounge opens at Melbourne

Etihad's largest Premium Lounge outside Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways today officially opened its new Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport.

A natural light filled space with floor-to-ceiling glass, it offers expansive views across the runway. At more than 800m2 with seating capacity for up to 133 guests, it is the airline’s largest Premium Lounge outside Abu Dhabi.

Design features Etihad’s ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ branding and passengers can enjoy a choice of seating styles designed by Boss.

A centrepiece of the new lounge is the 26-seat dining area where passengers can choose between restaurant-style a la carte dining and an international buffet.

Amenities include a sculptural showcase bar, shower facilities, free high-speed Wi-Fi, multi-zone electric and USB power outlets, a children’s playroom, and a luggage room.

With the commencement of A380 services from 1 June, guests in The Residence will enjoy the exclusivity of a private lounge – discreetly located adjacent to the main lounge entry.

Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing:

“The new Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport is in a class of its own – it is the airport lounge as it is commonly known, totally reimagined.

“Blending the best of a fine dining restaurant and a chic city cocktail bar, this lounge is a showcase of intelligent design and sophistication where guests will enjoy the highest levels of comfort and luxury, complemented by our world-class hospitality, culinary innovation and cutting-edge beverage technology.”

Access

Guests in The Residence, First Apartments and Business Studios will be invited to visit the lounge pre-flight. Platinum, Gold and Silver members of Etihad Guest and eligible members of Etihad Airways Partners and partner airline loyalty programs will also be able to use the lounge when travelling in Economy Class. Passengers must be booked on an Etihad Airways-operated flight on the same day.

Location

Located in Terminal 2 adjacent to gate 10, the lounge will open approximately three hours before the departure of Etihad Airways twice daily Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flights.

The new facility adds to the airline’s expanding portfolio of premium lounges in Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manchester, Paris, Washington DC and New York. A new First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport and a new First and Business Class Lounge at Los Angeles will follow in the coming months.

N.B. Image credit: Etihad Airways

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