The new Star Alliance Lounge located at Los Angeles International Airport officially opens its doors earlier, welcoming all First, Business and Star Alliance Gold Card passengers departing on Star Alliance member airlines from the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
The new premium customer facility offers space for around 400 Business Class and Star Alliance Gold passengers, including an exclusive area for First Class passengers.
Designed by global architectural firm Gensler, the 18,000 square foot lounge features a unique open air terrace, offering panoramic views of the northern runway towards the Hollywood Hills.
This outdoor terrace provides passengers with an unparalleled sensory experience, complete with fire pits and a water wall.
Star Alliance chief executive Mark Schwab said: “Lounge access on a global scale is one of the Alliance benefits most sought after and valued by our customers.
“The fantastic new lounge in Los Angeles is testimony to the fact that alliances add value over and above what individual airlines can offer.
“We are certain that our passengers will highly appreciate this top of the line facility.”
Member carrier Air New Zealand was appointed to develop and manage the Alliance’s new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, which is part of the expansion of TBIT.
“We’re thrilled Star Alliance selected Air New Zealand to manage this fantastic new lounge.
“Today’s opening event is the culmination of a lot of hard work and we look forward to welcoming Star Alliance customers into this amazing new space,” said Norm Thompson, Air New Zealand deputy chief executive officer.
The lounge’s experience zones are designed to accommodate passenger needs ranging from social gatherings to quiet time away from home.
In addition to the outdoor terrace, the lounge offers a bar area for socializing, a library space, a den, a study and a media room.
For those wishing to freshen before their flight can do so in one of eight shower rooms available.