Premium Trans-Atlantic carrier OpenSkies announced this week it has opened a new business lounge in Paris-Orly Airport in a bid to provide its premium passengers a more complete experience across the Atlantic. Situated in Terminal West, Hall 3, after security the boutique lounge is perfectly positioned only a few meters from its boarding gate.


The new lounge dubbed “212 Orly West”, has a design routed in the style of the New York loft scene, giving passengers a taste of New York before they depart. The lounge makes reference to Manhattan in its name, 212 being the phone code for the city of NY. The carrier also suggests it hints at OpenSkies Biz Bed cabin configuration (2/2).


The trendy, dark and sultry space is designed by the young, talented and yet renowned French architect Nelson Wilmotte. This new small and intimate lounge “reflects the boutique style and elegance of OpenSkies, with dedicated areas to work, unwind and relax.” The 212 lounge features contemporary furnishings from Morgan with fabrics finished from Kvadrat, Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles, as well as contemporary new designed features such as lighting from French design company “Jieldé” and Danish family company “Gubi”.


To fulfil the residential feel, the space also features various art pieces exhibitions, allowing premium passengers to enjoy an artistic break, from photography to paintings, before boarding. Supporting the regular artworks, OpenSkies has also partnered with the “Galerie Polka Paris”, a Parisian art gallery, to exhibit on a temporary and regular basis an eclectic selection of beautiful photography and paintings from various contemporary artists.


OpenSkies is investing to improve its premium customer experience at Orly, and as part of the improvements (7 years after its inception), this new lounge offers a range of freshly-made snacking options, with a selection of complementary soft drinks, wines and spirits. In a bid to provide for their true business passengers, power points for personal devices have been added to most seats in the lounge and passengers have the ability to print wirelessly from their personal devices.


Whilst small, we like the design employed here, its a vast improvement on the previous offering, and once again helps reinforce the validity of such a service from Paris Orly. The lounge now means passengers on both sides of the Atlantic have the ability to enjoy a superior and dedicated British Airways style lounge offering, each with its own unique design aesthetic, that suit the boutique nature of the carrier.


212 Orly West will be open to eligible OpenSkies and British Airways passengers, from 7am to 8pm daily. Access is only available to Biz Bed passengers, British Airways Club Europe, Executive Club Gold & Silver card holders and oneworld Emerald & Sapphire card holders.


Posted by:Jonny Clark

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