Sunday, February 3, 2013

PHOTOS: Inside the amazing new Etihad Airways airport lounge in Paris (updated with video)

Etihad Airways has unveiled an US$8 million premium lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris
Etihad unveils US$8 million premium airport lounge in Paris
I’ve received a lot of positive comments about the recent photo specials that I have been posting – in fact, the images of Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (previously New Doha International Airport) has been the most popular entry on this blog to date!

To continue the momentum, I wanted to share a number of photos from the new Etihad Airways premium lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. As usual, you’ll find a taster of the images on this page, but there are plenty more to enjoy on my Facebook page – click here to view all 13 of them!

The new US$8 million lounge, located in Terminal 2, will meet the surging passenger numbers on Etihad Airways’ flights into and out of Paris, which have grown 55 per cent over the past 18 months.

What’s more, the Paris airport 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.

French national Marie-Pierre Zanusso will manage the new lounge
French national Marie-Pierre Zanusso will manage the lounge
“The Etihad guest experience is the result of significant investment and constant innovation, with inspiration coming from leading hotels and restaurants of the world,” stated a press release.

“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.

Here's a YouTube video of the lounge:



“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,” commented Aubrey Tiedt, +Etihad Airways Vice President Guest Services.

What do you think of the airport lounge? As always, please feel free to share your comments on the photos here, and you can also get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you!

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Here are some interesting facts about the new Etihad Airways lounge in Paris:
  • Cost:  US$8 million
  • Area:  620 square metres
  • Lounge Manager: Marie-Pierre Zanusso
  • Features: five-star international buffet and à la carte dining; a modern business centre providing individual large-screen Apple computer workstations and complimentary wi-fi; a family room, where children can be entertained; a relaxation area, including high-comfort leather chairs and reading material; luxurious bathrooms and shower facilities for guests to freshen up prior to departure; male and female prayer rooms.

6 comments :

  1. Spacious!!!! Very nice view...

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  2. i cant to try out EY pearl in 7 days time when i fly them! hopefully i can upgrade at the airport to diamond.

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    1. Lucky you! Pearl is a great product, I'm sure you will enjoy... and more so if you get the upgrade to Diamond!

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    2. I have heard a lot about Pearl so I look forward to trying it. And after Pearl, maybe I'll try Diamond.

      I am writing a review of the lounge for Australian Business Traveller magazine, so the readers can see what the EY CDG lounge is like.
      A lot of travellers still think that EY is using the American Airlines Admiralty lounge at CDG :)

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    3. Looking forward to reading your review - please drop by and give us the link once its published. Plus, you can always write something here too? :)

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    4. Really? Okay :) I will do that.

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