December 21, 2015

Review: Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, Heathrow T4 (LHR)

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Etihad First & Business Class Lounge London Heathrow signage

Date of visit: December 2, 2015

Location: Terminal 4 First floor, next to the Skyteam Lounge. Take the elevator one level down.
Access: Etihad Guest Silver, Gold and Gold Elite card holders; First and Business Class passengers flying on Etihad
Opening hours:  Open daily, 24 hours

Reception


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge reception


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge


Christmas tree by the reception


During my visit, UAE celebrated its 44th National Day

Seating


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge seating


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge seating 


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge seating


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, lounge chairs by the buffet

Dining


Breakfast buffet offering cereals and fruits


Buffet spread offering selection of cheese, fruit salad, sandwiches, yogurt, etc.


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, warm buffet


In celebration of the UAE National Day, there was a carving station where they had the special dish: Lamb Ouzi


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge desserts


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, dining area


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge dining area


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, Ala Carte and buffet menu


My delicious Lamb Ouzi from the carving station


Ginger and Black bean marinated Chicken breast, Jasmine rice, Papaya lime and Chilli salsa from the Ala Carte menu


Raspberry sorbet from the Ala Carte menu

Bar


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge bar

Six Senses Spa


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge massage chair where I had my complimentary 15 minute back and shoulder massage

Shower Room & Gentlemen's Lavatory


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge shower room


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge shower room


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge shower room


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge shower room


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge gentlemen's lavatory

Kids Room


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, sound proof kids room

Reading Materials


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge newspapers and magazines

Baggage Storeroom


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge baggage storeroom

Workstation


Etihad First & Business Class Lounge featuring iMacs. There is also free wifi throughout the lounge.

View


Great view of the tarmac

CONCLUSION

A few weeks ago, I visited the Etihad First & Business Class Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4 for the second time. The UAE was actually celebrating their National day that day so they had some special decorations inside the lounge. From the buffet, they offered Lamb Ouzi which I thought tasted great. I also ordered Chicken Breast from the Ala Carte menu and it tasted excellent as well. Since I had more than enough time to wait for my flight to Abu Dhabi, I booked a complimentary spa treatment by the Six Senses Spa. During my first visit here about 2 years ago, I opted for the facial treatment and this time, I thought I'd try their back and shoulder massage which was very relaxing. Comparing it to the other lounges I have visited in Heathrow Airport including the American Airlines Flagship Lounge in Terminal 3 and the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Terminal 2, I would say this is definitely one of my favorite lounges as they offer ala carte dining, complimentary spa treatment and a very cozy place to relax before your flight, not to mention the attentive staff. Overall, this is a very nice lounge worth visiting when you have the access.


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