22 Jul 2014 21:00
Etihad Airways has been named Best Business Class Lounge by readers of Frequent Business Traveler, an online publication written for and by the world's most experienced and savvy international travelers.
The GlobeRunner Awards by Frequent Business Traveler recognize the
world's best airlines, hotels chains, automobile manufacturers, car rental
agencies, luggage manufacturers, and travel-related websites.
The prestigious title awarded to Etihad Airways recognizes the airline
for its exceptional premium lounge experience, defined by exclusive five-star
services and innovative offerings. Across its network, Etihad Airways’ premium
lounges incorporate signature features, including relaxation spaces, gourmet
cuisine and fine dining areas, luxury bathrooms with showers, state-of-the-art
business amenities, well-stocked libraries and family rooms where the airline’s
Nannies keep Etihad guests’ children happy and entertained.
Geert Boven, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President, Americas, accepted
the award on behalf of Etihad at a ceremony in New York City from Jonathan
Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s Editorial Director.
“At Etihad, we know airport lounges are an important part of the travel
experience for our guests so we have invested a great deal of time ensuring our
lounges are distinctive and embrace the world-class warmth and hospitality
Etihad is world renowned for,” said Boven.
“We are redefining the expectations of our guests traveling from the
great cities throughout our network, curating distinctive experiences within
each of our premium lounges, including an art gallery in our Paris lounge and
direct-boarding access in our Washington, D.C. lounge,” Boven added. “We are
committed to providing a truly memorable experience for our guests -- both on
the ground and in the air.”
“Our readers spend countless hours in the air so they
recognize excellence on the ground,” said Spira. “Their desire for the best is reflected in their
recognition of Etihad’s business-class lounges as a GlobeRunner Award winner.”
Voting was conducted online from March 14 through May 31, 2014 with more
than 150,000 votes were cast by readers.
Etihad Airways continues to grow its U.S.
presence for air travelers, offering service between Abu Dhabi and Chicago
Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. By the end of 2014, Etihad will offer
service to six destinations as the airline adds service to San Francisco
Nov. 18 and Dallas-Fort Worth on Dec.3.