Etihad Airways has opened the gates of its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Together with Etihad Airways’ Premium Lounges in Washington, D.C., and New York’s JFK, the new Lounge Los Angeles is the airline’s third dedicated hospitality haven in the Americas, and the first on the US West Coast.
The new facility moves away from the normal conventions of airport lounge design, and features the same ‘Modern Arabian’ decorative elements which characterize Etihad Airways‘ new international lounges. The décor draws inspiration from the geometric patterns found in the traditional and modern architecture of Abu Dhabi and its spectacular desert landscape.
Conveniently located airside, overlooking the renovated terminal’s exclusive shopping promenade and measuring 407m2, the Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge Los Angeles is open for the exclusive use of Etihad First Class and Business Class guests, Etihad Guest Platinum, Gold and Silver members flying on EY170, and Etihad Airways Partner (EAP) airlines’ equivalent Platinum and Gold members.
More akin to top hotels, fine dining establishments and private members’ clubs, the new lounge provides a tranquil environment in which guests can relax, re-energize, be entertained, and enjoy the finest culinary experiences and hospitality services for which the airline is renowned. The space features luxuriously appointed seating, an à la carte dining area, showcase bar, TV area, shower facilities, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, multi-zone electrical and USB power outlets, and a selection of international magazines and daily newspapers. A separate VIP area can also be made available when required.
The new Los Angeles facility adds to the airline‘s expanding collection of 15 Premium Lounges including Abu Dhabi; a Premium Lounge within the unique US Preclearance facility, and the Premium Arrivals Lounge), Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Washington D.C., New York JFK, Sydney and Melbourne.