Emirates exclusive lounge with Moet & Chandon at Dubai International
- October 24, 2016
Emirates has recently completed a US$ 11 million, two year refurbishment of its Business Class lounge at concourse B, Dubai International Airport. The lounge will be available for Emirates’ New Zealand Business and First class guests who fly to Dubai and beyond on the airline’s network. The highlight of the lounge is the latest food and beverage concepts that cater to diverse tastes and include a barista experience in partnership with Costa Coffee, a Health hub with Voss water featuring healthier options, and an exclusive Moët & Chandon champagne lounge.
The new offering is in addition to the seven other locations within the lounge with gourmet cuisine prepared by on-site chefs and a complimentary full bar service, which includes premium wine, spirits and champagne.
With the new barista experience, customers can enjoy complimentary freshly- brewed beverages prepared by Costa Coffee baristas as well as pastries, provided round the clock. The coffee bar will serve signature Costa drinks made from slow-roast beans of the coffee house’s own unique Mocha Italia blend.
The innovative new Health hub is for the health conscious traveller in partnership with Voss water. With an increasing demand for health, well-being and more nutritious meals, Emirates is the first airline to have a dedicated health hub within its lounge. The new station allows travellers to rehydrate and recharge before their flights with a selection of fruit and water infusions.
Champagne lounge reinforces the longstanding partnership between Emirates and Moët Hennessy with the Moët & Chandon champagne lounge. Customers looking to unwind before their flight can look forward to the Moët & Chandon champagne lounge created exclusively for Emirates. This is the first time an airline is serving four of Moët & Chandon’s finest champagnes in one place. This includes Moët Impérial, Moët Rosé Impérial, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage and Moët Nectar Impérial. Guests can enjoy their drinks at the chic bar featuring a golden wave design adorned with 2,400 intricate gold leaves applied individually by hand. To complement each champagne, chefs from Emirates flight catering and the in-house lounge teams collaborated with Moët & Chandon, to create a unique selection of canapés – from sweet to savoury flavours. The canapé menus are changed monthly and include selections such as smoked salmon wrapped in nori with wasabi mayonnaise to complement the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 and passion fruit and jasmine tea macaroons to be paired with Moët Nectar Impérial.
The newly refurbished lounge measures close to 10,000 square feet to accommodate over 1,500 customers. In addition to the new refreshment stations, the children’s play area with arcade quality games has been doubled in size, and the Timeless Spa within its premise has been renovated and offers hair, beauty and therapy treatments. Lounge guests can also refresh with a shower, unwind at designated quiet areas, stay up to date with the latest news and live sports and stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi.
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