Left: The Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 2 at London Heathrow was the company’s first in Europe and will soon be joined by a new lounge in Terminal 4
Plaza Premium Lounge Management has unveiled its plans to build eight new airport lounges in 2015. The new lounge locations will be Brisbane Airport in Australia, Salalah Airport in Oman, Changi Airport in Singapore, Shanghai Pudong International in China, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International in Canada, London Heathrow Terminal 4 in the UK, and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International airports in Cambodia.
Several of the Plaza Premium Lounges will contain new signature seating and lighting designs as well as open plan live-cooking counters. Each lounge will feature a new range of food and beverage options supplied by The Green Market intended to promote healthy living. The massage services in the lounges will also be upgraded and operated by premium organic airport spa brand Wellness Spa.
Song Hoi-see, founder and CEO, Plaza Premium Lounge Management, said, “We successfully expanded our footprint to Europe and Australia last year. This year, we will continue to strengthen our presence. In the next three years, we will invest over US$40m in new lounge development globally. Working with partners from all walks of life with varying business objectives has significantly enriched our experience and knowledge in this unique mix of hospitality and travel at the airport. We will continue our goal to lead the airport premium services development internationally.”
As well as constructing eight new lounges, Plaza Premium will also be upgrading four existing lounges at Abu Dhabi, Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi, Senai and Macau International airports. When completed, the lounge at Macau International in China will have almost doubled in size.
“In addition to strengthening airport lounge business, we will also focus on developing airport meet and greet services, and food and beverage outlets in airports,” added Hoi-see.
“The private resting suites in our lounges receive an overwhelming response from passengers, and the demand continues to grow. This year we have decided to respond by pioneering a line of airport transit hotels that are tailored to the passengers’ needs. We are going to offer a whole new airport experience.”