Etihad Airways has officially opened its latest Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport on May 9. Guests now can unwind and get refreshments in a super comfortable, stylish environment.
The Melbourne Premium Lounge is the airline’s largest one outside Abu Dhabi. With a size of more than 800 square metres, the lounge has 133 seating capacity, prayer rooms, a playroom for children, shower facilities, an a la carte dining room, and a sculptural showcase bar. The Residence passengers will enjoy even more facilities – access to their own private lounge with a separate entry and exclusive personalised service.
The Residence Lounge, Melbourne Airport
The dining area has seating for 26 where guests can enjoy buffet and a la carte dining prepared by professional chefs along with Etihad’s signature hospitality. The bar serves the guests uniquely customised cocktails and mocktails in partnership with Fluid Movement – the leading drinks consultancy in the world. You can also get over 70 types of premium aperitifs, champagne, and spirits along with exclusive wines from Victorian makers.
Made with floor-to-ceiling glass, the Premium Lounge offers unhindered and sweeping views across the runway. The interior designs, patterns, and colour palette have been inspired by the UAE landscape. Other facilities include Wi-Fi connectivity and USB and electric power outlets throughout the entire lounge.
Etihad Premium Lounge Bar, Melbourne Airport
The Senior Vice President of Etihad Airways, Shane O’Hare, and CEO of Melbourne Airport, Lyell Strambi, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the opening of the lounge. Mr O’Hare said during the occasion that the Melbourne Premium Lounge is a unique addition to their chain of lounges, which offers first-rate comfort and luxury to their passengers.
Etihad will launch their A380 services in Melbourne from June 1. Mr O’Hare said that the airline’s flagship A380 services and the newly opened lounge facility would combinedly offer the passengers on the Melbourne-Abu Dhabi route the best flight experience possible.
Etihad Premium Lounge, Melbourne Airport
Before Melbourne, Etihad opened their Premium Lounge facility in Sydney too. Other major cities featuring this facility are Abu Dhabi, New York, Washington DC, Manchester, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Dublin, and Paris.