The Qantas and British Airways Singapore Lounge was formally opened today, following a S$11.25 million expansion and upgrade.
Stephen Limbrick, Regional General Manager for Qantas and British Airways South East Asia, said the lounge had undergone a total transformation.
“One of the first things our customers will notice is the space, because the new lounge is around three times larger than the previous area, with seating for 400 customers.
“The other thing people will appreciate is the sheer beauty of the space,” he said. “The design is spectacular, with elegant furnishings and luxurious touches.”
The features of the new lounge include:
? a six metre long artwork, Verdant Veil 2004 - from the Green Space series by renowned Australian artist Janet Laurence - in the entrance foyer;
? dark timber accents and slatted timber dividing walls giving an Asian flavour, contrasting with a cool limestone floor;
? luxury bathroom facilities with 20 fully appointed shower suites, reached through a spa-like entrance way complete with water feature;
? a stylish, serviced bar set against a stunning marble wall, featuring a series of Italian-designed moooi Random Lights floating above the bar and offering a choice of seating - bar stools, lounge chairs or ottomons;
? an internet café style PC bench overlooking the terminal, offering a bank of flat screen computers with free internet access;
? new business facilities with six fully equipped private workstations, printing, photocopying, phone and fax services;
? power and data ports located throughout the lounge enabling customers to plug in their lap-tops or recharge their mobile phones in a variety of environments;
? new buffet area and self-serve bar areas offering complimentary beverages and light refreshments throughout the day; and
? a dedicated television/entertainment zone featuring large plasma television screens and oversized sofas and lounge chairs for maximum comfort.
“What we have tried to achieve with the new Qantas and British Airways Singapore Lounge is to offer customers a choice of environment, so there are areas for conducting business, there are entertainment zones, and there are quiet lounge areas for people who want to relax,” Mr Limbrick said.