Etihad Passenger Lounge

Holt constructed the flagship lounge for Etihad at Terminal 4 of JFK International Airport which improved the ground experience for the airlines many guests.

The new lounge offers world-class hospitality with it’s signature entrance, expansive and exclusive views with floor to ceiling windows, a bar with curated drinks, an intimate dining area, relaxation facilities and new bespoke furniture customized to reflect the airline’s brand.

A lounge of this type is one-of-a-kind with specialty ceilings, metal wall panels, and high end finishes through out. This project consisted of constructing a new core and shell for the space within the terminal as well as upgrading the HVAC and mechanical systems. Despite the overall size, this lounge includes a VIP residence room, inclusive bathrooms, a fully functioning kitchen, fully operational bar, dining room and ablution rooms.

This marked Etihad Airways’ second lounge opening within the U.S. after Dulles Airport. First designed in Facets of Abu Dhabi identity, the space also reflects a modern aircraft cabin interior while also inspired by traditional Emirati design, landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in modern Abu Dhabi architecture.






7,500 Square Feet


John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, NY

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