Etihad celebrates new route with Beverly Hills gala
Los Angeles, June 11, 2014
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted a glittering gala reception at the iconic Beverly House in Beverly Hills last night, celebrating the June 1 launch of its daily service between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.
Guests representing a wide variety of industries including entertainment, travel, fashion, and politics were treated to a spectacular night that brought together the style and sophistication associated with the city of Beverly Hills and Etihad Airways.
The legendary Beverly House, venue of many famous Hollywood films and three blocks from Sunset Boulevard, was transformed as guests were entertained by an Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi themed 3D mapping sound and light show, followed later in the evening by live performance by Harry Connick, Jr.
Guests of honour at the gala reception included the UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba, and US Ambassador to the UAE Michael H Corbin.
The gala reception was hosted by Etihad Airways’ brand Ambassador and X Factor judge Dannii Minogue; music producer Quincy Jones; former astronaut Buzz Aldrin; chef Wolfgang Puck; and actor Shaun Toub.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ president and chief executive officer, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to bring a taste of modern Arabia to Beverly Hills for the night and showcase the world-class hospitality and service that guests now receive every time they fly with us from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi and beyond.” -TradeArabia News Service