Etihad Airways Introduces The Residence To Melbourne
What’s the most opulent way you can imagine travelling through the air? Whatever it is you think of, Etihad Airways probably has it beat. The Residence is the highest form of luxury a person can attain on a commercial flight. The Residence is an exclusive private three-room suite, available for single or double occupancy on Etihad Airways A380 flights, and the airline has just announced that Melbourne has now joined the network of this out-of-this-world offering.
In a class of its very own, this cabin features a living room with Poltrona Frau leather sofa, two dining tables and a 32 inch flat screen TV. When it’s time to rest, you don’t have to recline your seat back to make a bed, you simply get up and make your way down the hall to your separate bedroom where a double bed and designer Italian bed linen awaits you. If you’re not quite ready to sleep yet, you can enjoy the world-class entertainment that Etihad Airways provides on your 27-inch flat screen TV as you lay in bed. There’s no need to try and freshen up with towels when you’re a guest of The Residence, because you’ll have your own private ensuite bathroom with a full shower, toilet and luxury amenities. If that doesn’t all sound like a luxury flying experience enough, you also get your own personal Butler to tend to your needs from take off to landing. And when you’re feeling a bit peckish, the onboard chef is at the ready to prepare a bespoke meal, just for you.
If you don’t have a spare $111,000 lying around to fly in The Residence, you can still experience one of the other premium cabins. The Etihad Airways A380 aircraft is also home to nine First Class Apartments. These are private living spaces that have reclining lounge chairs and ottomans, which open up to become long fully flat beds. The First Apartments also each has a 24-inch TV screen, mini-bar, personal vanity unit and access to a fully equipped shower room. Other than that there’s 70 stylish Business Class Studios and 415 comfortable Economy Smart Seats.
The Etihad Airways A380 flights are now available on the Melbourne to Abu Dhabi and Melbourne to London routes. A timely opening of the new Etihad Airways Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport means that you will have an exceptional experience before you’ve even step foot on the plane.