Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the owner and operator of Manchester and London Stansted airports in the UK, has announced that its US subsidiary, MAG USA, has been selected as the preferred bidder to design, build and operate one of its common-use Escape Lounges at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada.
The contract is the fourth US location for MAG USA, following existing Escape Lounges at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport in Minnesota, Oakland International Airport in California and Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.
MAG USA will be investing more than US$1m in the 1,700ft2 space. Escape Lounge’s complimentary hot and cold food offerings are developed by prominent, award-winning local chefs and its bar features a selection of well-known national brands along with locally sourced wines, craft beers and spirits. In addition, premium food and beverage options are available for a fee. The current fee for walk-up entries is US$45 plus taxes. A US$5 discount is available by booking online.
Marily Mora, president/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, said, “The Escape Lounge allows us to offer our passengers a high-level customer service experience that is open to everyone. It will feature a prominent local chef offering regional flavors along with high-tech amenities and a comfortable place to relax or get work done. We look forward to the Escape Lounge enhancing the overall travel experience at Reno-Tahoe.”
Rosemarie Andolino, president and CEO of MAG USA, said, “This brand-new amenity at Reno-Tahoe International Airport will help win over new customers by offering a high-quality experience for passengers as they travel through the airport. Consumers are seeking new ways to make simple and affordable upgrades to their daily lives and Escape Lounges help them do that. We offer high quality food and refreshment, free high-speed wi-fi and newspapers in a relaxed, comfortable and contemporary environment allowing them to separate themselves from the hustle and bustle of the airport.”