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Virgin Australia Launches Spring Racing Carnival Experience for Sydney travellers

November 6, 2017 Aviation No Comments Email Email

To celebrate the Spring Racing Carnival, Virgin Australia has today launched #runwaytoraces, an exclusive and personalised service that has interstate guests arriving race ready from the moment they arrive in Melbourne.

Virgin Australia crew will hand deliver guests’ most important accessory for Spring Carnival, the headpiece, and guests in the Virgin Australia Sydney Lounge will be made race ready with makeup and hair services. The Sydney Lounge will also be transformed into a classy, stylish, Spring Racing suite of indulgence for our guests.

For the first time, global beauty authority SEHORA, will provide make up services in the Sydney Lounge as well as provide take home make up kits, and guests will also be pampered with professional blow dries and hair styling.

Racegoers travelling through the Sydney Lounge will also enjoy specially curated canapés by Bennelong’s senior sous chef and 2017’s Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Chef of the Year winner, Shui Ishizaka, and a glass of Arras bubbles.

Leading Australian couture milliner, Viktoria Novak said: “It’s so wonderful to see Virgin Australia’s continual support towards Spring Racing, by paying homage to millinery and the racing industry. “Racegoers travelling to Melbourne with their millinery have peace of mind knowing that their precious items will be safe and cared for during transit. The Hat Valet service continues to support and encourage all racegoers to wear their best millinery to the races.”

Virgin Australia Group Executive Danielle Keighery said: “We know our guests like to look their best and Virgin Australia’s Spring Racing Carnival experience makes getting to the races in a fashionable style much easier and more convenient with blow dries and make up services available while you sip on champagne in the lounge.

“More than 75,000 people are expected to travel to Melbourne for the Spring Racing Carnival and we’re ready for our Sydneysiders with larger aircraft flying to Melbourne on the major race days.” Guests using the Hat Valet, hair and makeup services can also take a photo in front of the flower wall in the Sydney Lounge and use the tag #runwaytoraces on social media.

These services are available to Business Class guests, Velocity Platinum and Gold members, and Virgin Australia Lounge Members travelling from Sydney to Melbourne between Friday 3 November and Saturday 10 November 2017. The makeup and blowdry services will be available on all four major Spring Racing Carnival days between 6am and 11am.

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