Etihad Airways' new Paris lounge redefines concept
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, February 05 - 2013 at 09:02
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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled an $8m premium lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
Etihad Airways' Paris lounge will also benefit codeshare partner Air France-KLM's premium guests booked to travel on Etihad Airways-operated services from Paris to Abu Dhabi.
The Etihad guest experience is the result of significant investment and constant innovation, with inspiration coming from leading hotels and restaurants of the world.
The lounge, which is an essential part of the total guest experience, offers the same levels of style and comfort guests enjoy in Etihad Airways' award-winning First and Business class cabins.
The premium lounge offers a selection of elegant dining options, including an exclusive a la carte menu, comfortable relaxation space, business facilities, luxurious bathrooms, including shower facilities, and family entertainment areas.
Under the care of distinguished French art curator, Mr Bertrand Epaud, the Paris Lounge will also feature a prestigious collection of original artworks including exquisite glass vases, bottles and fish sculptures by world famous French glass blower Jean-Claude Novaro, three dimensional plexigraphies of butterflies and skylines by well-established French artist Jean-Francois Larrieu, and original Arabic artworks by Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy.
Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways Vice President Guest Services, said, "Knowing that lounges are a fundamental part of today's travel experience, we have invested a great deal of time ensuring our lounges are distinctive and embrace the warmth and generosity of Etihad premium hospitality."
French national and experienced sommelier, Ms Marie-Pierre Zanusso, will manage the new lounge. With almost a decade's experience in international hospitality, Ms Zanusso will lead the lounge's day-to-day management, ensuring the quality and level of detail that Etihad Airways is known for, reaches ever higher.
"It gives me great pleasure to open our new Paris lounge and welcome our guests," Ms Tiedt said.
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