Hawaiian Airlines recently announced that business class guests traveling to any of its 11 international destinations will now receive complimentary access to the airline’s new Plumeria Lounge, a 3,600-square-foot space at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) designed to deliver the airline’s signature hospitality in a warm, spa-inspired environment.
This new lounge isn’t the same flagship lounge that underwent renovation earlier this year, situated in the departure hall on the 2nd floor, but instead this smaller lounge is found on the 3rd floor (and used to be our favourite of the two). Compared to the fairly basic original offerings, the new space features a host of complimentary amenities including fresh food and self-serve snacks such as pastries by La Tour Café; craft beer from Maui Brewing Co. and wines selected by Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya. Guests can stay connected with high-speed wireless internet as well as ample USB charging stations.
Currently only open to International business class guests (not to mainland US) this lounge is the first of 5 Hawaiian based lounges to undergo the refit. Why the name? Artwork in the warm lounge area includes striking, original black-and-white photography of Hawaiian’s signature plumeria flower by Honolulu photographer Rae Huo.
The new Premier Clubs focus on flexibility and ease-of-use, with the ability to be quickly reconfigured for musical performances and special events. Pau Hana Friday will continue to be celebrated on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Honolulu Premier Club, where members are treated to ‘ono pūpū, wine, beer, and live entertainment.
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) Architects LLP, the same architects and designers who worked on Hawaiian Airlines’ new corporate headquarters, extended similar design language across all of the airline’s new facilities, including the Premier Clubs. Construction management was provided by Nordic PCL.