Written by Alex. Published on .
For most people, ultra long-haul airline travel evokes memories of crowded airports, interminable waits at the check-in counter, endless lines in the boarding area and claustrophobic space inside the plane. The stressful pre-flight experience is made far worse by the lengthy twelve to nineteen hour flight. As a passenger you arrive at your destination exhausted and suffering from little or no sleep.
Now there’s a finely-crafted solution to your ultra long-haul travel woes. Etihad Airways has introduced The Etihad Residence, the ultimate in pampered luxury for the discerning traveler. Etihad spared no expense in creating a truly unique and bespoke travel experience delivered with complete discretion and limitless hospitality. With The Residence you’ll arrive at your destination more relaxed, refreshed and ready to go than when you left home!
The Etihad Residence offers personal luxury unparalleled in today’s travel environment. With a living room, separate bedroom and ensuite shower room, it is the only three-room suite on a commercial airline. The Residence offers the level of class, distinction and attentive service that you deserve.
Etihad Airways VIP Travel Concierge service takes care of guests booked into The Residence from the moment of reservation right through the end of their stay. From a luxury chauffeur to private check-in and lounge, they have designed every part of the travel experience to be seamless and discreet.
On board, your Savoy-trained Etihad Butler will ensure a tailored experience, looking after you from take-off until touchdown. Your Inflight Chef will prepare a personalized dining experience for you, using the freshest of ingredients to prepare a favourite dish at your request.
Etihad’s Lifestyle Concierge team is also available to make plans for your arrival, such as booking your favourite restaurant or arranging tickets for a special event.
Etihad Airways offers The Residence on their fleet of Airbus A380-800 aircraft, with destinations including Abu Dhabi, New York, Mumbai, London Heathrow, Sydney and Melbourne. Get in touch with us here.
Every detail is attended to within the Residence and luxury surrounds you at every turn. Your choice of beverages is served in Vera Wang stemware and your chef-prepared meals are presented on Bernardaud porcelain dinnerware. Your Etihad Butler is there to care for your every need, from serving meals to turn down service, refreshing your room and more. Shoe shining is also provided, if you like, and the Signature Cognac service is a delight.
At bedtime, you can change into the Christian Lacroix pyjamas in your private double bedroom. You can choose the time to be awakened, and at your option, can be served breakfast in bed. With these stellar amenities and unsurpassed levels of service, it’s no wonder The Telegraph calls The Residence the world’s best first-class cabin!
The Etihad Residence’s three-room suite, measuring 125 square feet, is designed for up to two guests travelling together.
The Living room is furnished with a luxurious Poltrona Frau leather, 60-inch wide double-seat reclining sofa. There is also a Poltrona Frau leather ottoman for discreet storage. In your living room you will also find two dining tables, a chilled refreshments cabinet and a 32-inch flat screen TV.
The fully-enclosed bedroom suite has a 6-foot 10-inch long, 47.5-inch wide double bed with a natural fibre custom-made mattress. A choice of pillows is offered, and the sheets are premium Egyptian cotton. The bedroom also includes a side table with feature lighting, a full-length wardrobe, and 27-inch flat screen TV.
When it’s time to freshen up before bed or in the morning, you will enjoy the elegance of the private ensuite bathroom with full-height shower. Luxury bath linens and shower products are provided.
With the introduction of The Residence, Etihad Airways has become the premier airline travel brand. If you stay with them in The Residence you will experience a level of service, attentiveness and luxury that may not be matched for generations to come.
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