Singapore Airlines today unveiled its highly-anticipated new cabin products which will be fitted to its Airbus A380 fleet starting from next month, following an extensive four-year $850 million development programme. The new cabin redesign rides on the theme of “Space made personal, experience the difference”, offering more space and privacy in all classes, with the highlight being the new Singapore Airlines Suites and Business Class.
Images of the what was rumoured to be the new Singapore Airlines Suites were leaked earlier this week and it appears whoever leaked them was on the money! Official images of the updated Suites product (which I reviewed here) were issued just moments ago, confirming an Etihad Residence style private room with the option for couples to share a double suite for the ultimate in privacy!
The six new Suites designed by Pierrejean Design Studio will be located within the front cabin of the upper deck offering customers exclusivity and intimate privacy aboard the A380. Behind the Suite’s artistically-designed sliding door lies a personal oasis complete with lavish furnishing and finishes.
Each Suite is furnished with a separate full-flat bed with adjustable recline and plush leather chair, enabling customers to lounge comfortably in the chair or rest in bed without the need to convert the bed from a sitting position.
For couples travelling together, the beds in the first two Suites of each aisle can be converted to form a double bed. When not in use, the bed can be stowed completely, creating, even more, personal space within each Suite.
Each seat is upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau in fine leather and is fully adjustable using an electronic control side panel which can accommodate a variety of sitting and lounging positions. The swivel capability of the chair (between 135 and 270 degrees) with recline up to 45 degrees provides added flexibility for dining and relaxation.
Each Suite also has a 32-inch full HD monitor that can swivel for the different viewing angles in seat and bed modes, a full-sized personal wardrobe, customised handbag stowage compartment, amenity box lined with soft leather, specially designed carpet and a feature wall with mood lighting – all exquisitely crafted to give a touch of luxury and intimacy.
The exclusivity of the Singapore Airlines Suites cabin is further accentuated by its two stylishly-furnished lavatories, one of which has a sit-down vanity counter. Interestingly though there is still no shower.
The new cabin products will enter service next month on the first of five new A380 aircraft entering the fleet. $850 million worth of development, design and retrofitting will also take place on 14 existing aircraft, to ensure product consistency across the Airline’s entire A380 fleet.
I’ll obviously be booking a journey in Singapore Airlines Suites ASAP.