News in brief:
Jumeirah Frankfurt €55 for one day
The Jumeirah hotel in Frankfurt is generally regarded as the best in the city and is arguably the best business hotel in the country.
The hotel is 5 years old this September. To celebrate, it is selling weekend nights for just €55! This is how it works:
You can only book today, 5th May
You can only book for 55 minutes between 5.55pm CEST to 6.50pm CEST. That is 4.55pm to 5.50 pm UK time.
You can only book on jumeirah.com
You can only book one night at this rate
Frankfurt is not the most attractive of cities but there is definitely enough to see to fill a one-night weekend break.
Etihad removes free spa treatments for business class passengers
Over the weekend, Etihad quietly rolled out a sharp reduction in the lounge benefits offered.
Business class passengers will no longer receive a free treatment in the lounge spas at Heathrow and Abu Dhabi. They already had to pay for treatments in the Style & Shave salon in Abu Dhabi.
First Class passengers and Etihad Platinum tier members will receive one free treatment, either in the spa or Abu Dhabi’s Style & Shave salon. You could previously have one free treatment in both.
If you have paid $20,000 for the A380 Residence one-way, you still get two free treatments!
To be honest, I can see business in the Heathrow spa dropping to pretty much nil under this model. With only 9 First Class seats on an A380 there won’t be much free demand (I didn’t bother when I flew the First Apartment recently) and I can’t see many Business Class passengers paying. Let’s see how this pans out.