Flying just got a lot more luxurious. Emirates unveiled its new first class suites for its Boeing 777 and the amenities surpass most luxury hotels. Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, each zero-gravity seat is enclosed in its own cabin with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors for complete privacy. They just might be even more luxurious than the first class of Singapore Airlines.
Fully enclosed private suites with a 32 inch HD screen, lighting and temperature control, and on-demand gourmet dining, “virtual windows” and Mercedes-Benz style interiors with seats offering a “zero gravity” position said to be inspired by Nasa technology are among the new “game-changing” cabin designs unveiled by Emirates as part of a multimillion dollar upgrade across all of its Boeing 777 cabins. Each suite is also completely private, with floor-to-ceiling screens and only three cabins per row, in contrast to the economy section that manages to squeeze 10 seats in the same space.
Each suite offers up to 3,7 square meters of personal space, and the cabin is in a 1-1-1 configuration, compared to the previous 1-2-1 configuration. Meaning that there there will be just six first class suites, rather than the current eight.
Here’s what Tim Clark, Emirates’ president, has to say about the new first class suite:
“Emirates pioneered the First Class private suite concept back in 2003, and today it’s the industry benchmark when it comes to first class travel. Over the years we have continually improved on our private suites, adding thoughtful refinements and features. We are very excited about our new fully-enclosed suite which is a real game-changer in terms of privacy, comfort, and thoughtful luxury. This is the first time an Emirates product has been so influenced by another luxury brand, but it is a natural fit as both Emirates and Mercedes-Benz have the same unwavering commitment to fine detail, uncompromising quality, and a drive to push the boundaries.”
The airline’s newly designed Boeing 777 aircraft will be offered from December 1, debuting on its commercial services to Geneva and Brussels.