The second group of Etihad Airways Butlers, an Abu Dhabi-based team of 12 men and women, who have all worked as food and beverage managers on board Etihad Airways’ long-haul fleet, graduated this week from the intensive Savoy Butler Academy training program in the United Kingdom. The course was conducted by the London School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West London, in conjunction with the legendary Savoy Hotel.
The elite group of talented hospitality personnel are now fully qualified to perform their duties, catering to the needs of guests staying in The Residence by Etihad™, the airline’s recently launched private living space on the upper deck of the airline’s fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft. Featuring a living room, private shower room and double bedroom, the revolutionary cabin boasts the innovations and exclusive features normally associated with private jets and luxury yachts.
The training program, which took place in various departments of the Savoy Hotel, saw the Butler trainees complete an attachment shadowing the famous establishment’s own world-renowned butlers, allowing them unhindered access and exposure to their training.