August 17, 2013


Emirates has raised the bar again to even greater heights with the launch of Emirates Executive.  The new luxury jet service provides a private charter option to most locations worldwide and beyond the existing Emirates network.  The spacious Airbus 319 aircraft offers both private customers and corporations with diverse travel options a high level of comfort and service for up to 19 passengers, with on board private suites plus a large multi-functional lounge area.

A319_016_120613The lounge at the front of the aircraft is designed to seat up to twelve passengers and combines a work area and rest zone with two large sofas surrounding four mechanically activated tables and two 42” HD LCD screens.

The second area has ten private suites, each with a fully lie flat seat and a 32” HD LCD screen.

The large spa is equipped with a shower, floor heating system, decorative mirrors and marble as well as luxury skincare products.

Culinary options from Emirates’ award-winning menus, along with customised options to suit any dietary requirements are served with a selection of hot and cold beverages.

Exterior - Emirates ExecutiveThe aircraft is equipped with state of the art technology including Emirates’ in-flight entertainment with up to 1,500 channels of on demand entertainment, as well as a live TV, video conferencing facilities and high-speed internet and mobile phone connectivity.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President – Planning, Aeropolitical & Industry Affairs said “Emirates Executive elevates the high standards and quality of Emirates that our customers have come to expect, with the flexibility and luxury that can only be offered by a private chartered flight”.

What a way to fly!       Sandra Tiltman



August 17, 2013
Sandra Tiltman in front of Theatre Of The Horse

Sandra Tiltman in front of Theatre Of The Horse

Royal Randwick’s superb new six level grandstand is set to become not only one of Sydney’s prime racing venues but also a popular entertainment location, catering for major race days as well as hosting large corporate and social events.

Australian Turf Club Chairman John Cornish and CEO Darren Pearce recently unveiled Levels 2 and 3 of the new grandstand.

John Cornish said the construction of the grandstand had been completed on time and the club had made sure its final fit out was of the highest standards.

Darren Pearce added “There has not been a major sporting facility of this scale built since the 2000 Olympics and this is what Sydney racing fans and the wider community have been looking forward to for many years.  This grandstand and the upcoming Spring Carnival are the start of a great period for Sydney racing and the Australian Turf Club”.

The grandstand’s full glass frontage on each level will provide unparalleled views of the racecourse and surrounding parklands.

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From the new grandstand, the view of the horses racing past the winning post will be enhanced by the largest LED screen in the Southern Hemisphere (11m high by 40m long) located trackside, plus the two 18m long super screens located on the ground level betting auditorium.  There is free WiFi throughout the building and surrounding areas.

The two levels of corporate boxes are already sold out, three years in advance, while the prestigious Chairman’s Club Lounge on Level 1 is nearly fully sold for the next 12 months.

A state of the art 1000 seat capacity ballroom, with sweeping views across the racecourse and the city skyline from the facility’s large open terraces, is located on Level 2 and should prove to be very popular with event organisers.

The impressive Theatre of the Horse with a 4,500 capacity amphitheatre around the central parade ring sits amidst the manicured gardens alongside the new grandstand.

Sandra Tiltman         Photos:  John Pond