The GVK Lounge at Chhatrapati Shivaji International voted Asia’s Leading Airport Lounge

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The GVK Lounge in Terminal 2 (T2) at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in India has been acknowledged as Asia’s Leading Airport Lounge at the World Travel Awards 2015 held in Hong Kong.

Operated and built by Travel Food Services (TFS) and Performa, the GVK Lounge covers approximately 33,000ft² across two levels and is capable of handling up to 440 guests at any time. Inaugurated in November 2014, it was the first common-use luxury lounge in India and features a concierge service, smoking zone, a bar, luxury spa, shower area, relaxation area, library and a business center.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers cast approximately 500,000 unique votes in 2015.

Graham Cooke, president, World Travel Awards, said, “It is an honor to present GVK Lounge by TFS Performa – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport with the trophy for Asia’s Leading Airport Lounge for the first time. Congratulations to their representatives here in Hong Kong this evening and to the team in India. I now look forward to welcoming GVK Lounge by TFS Performa – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to our grand final in Morocco in December 2015 to compete for our global prizes.”

Gaurav Dewan, chief operating officer, TFS, said, “We are delighted at being awarded the trophy for Asia’s Leading Airport Lounge. This is very significant for us as it validates our commitment to offer our premium international guests a truly world-class lounge concept which is unsurpassed.

“The World Travel Awards is the greatest platform that acknowledges and celebrates excellence in the travel and tourism industry and this award provides the impetus to keep challenging boundaries as we have done with the GVK Lounge by TFS Performa, which is the first common luxury lounge in India, thus also bringing a breakthrough change in the model of lounge operations in the India. The lounge continues to receive a lot [of]appreciation from global passengers with discerning preferences for its bespoke ambiance, service and culinary delights.”

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