The Olympics may now be over, but there’s still good reason to travel to Rio. Tom Jobim International Airport will now play host to three Plaza Premium Lounges in South Pier and Car Park Building of Terminal 2, welcoming all travellers regardless of their airline or travel class with a total of 570 comfortable seats.


Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures) and Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures) have already soft-opened last month, whereas Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals) is expected to open shortly.


Plaza Premium Lounges worldwide are known for their stylish furniture, high-end finishes, but Rio de Janeiro has brought a bit of the Carioca vibe to the terminal.


The vibrant Carioca design is reflected everywhere in the lounges, from the use of furniture, murals, carpet to graffiti artwork, bringing wonderful memories of the Copacabana beach and other landscapes of the city.


As part of this concept, the food and beverage offerings developed by Plaza Premium’s Executive Chef comprise a variety of hot and cold authentic delicacies at the buffet counters and live cooking stations, which are further coupled with a selection of drinks including the famous (and mouth watering) Caipirinha on the beverage menu.

Other Plaza Premium Lounge Openings


Brisbane Airport saw the launch of Plaza Premium’s Lounge in June this year. This was the first airport lounge in Australia for Plaza Premium.Located at level 4 of the Departures of the International Terminal at Brisbane Airport, the lounge matches the brand and interior design philosophy of the group’s other lounges, including its signature honeycomb seating.


The carpet used throughout the lounge is imported from New Zealand and its quality is amongst the best in the world. Victorian ash wood from Australia is chosen for this lounge to create a warm and relaxing ambiance, which seamlessly complements the Italian marble flooring


Close to the reception area is the lounge wall featuring a series of 3D tiles that are inspired by the components of water, sand and minerals to reinforce the natural elements in the contemporary lounge design.


The soaring windows bring extra charm by filling up the lounge with natural sunlight and offering magnificent views over both the innovatively designed terminal as well as the runway.


A separate spa facility which opened two weeks ago, has been constructed adjacent to Plaza Premium Lounge in Brisbane Airport which includes seated massages, including head and shoulder massages as part of the lounge’s comprehensive spa menu.


Taipei Taoyuan International Airport received its first Plaza Premium Lounge in July this year. Located at the Departures in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Taoyuan Airport, the new Plaza Premium Lounges spans over 2,500 square metres with seating for 600 guests. The company also created two sponsored Travellers Experience Zones in both terminals to let travellers explore and experience various lounge facilities.


Aiming to provide a tranquil and relaxing environment, Plaza Premium Lounge’s designer has selected “trees and timber” as the theme of the lounge, combining contemporary city element with a touch of local flavour.


Guests can see different artistic timber structure as a resemblance of vitality and prosperity of Taiwan. Such installations turn into a series of quality fabrics and decorations across various zones throughout the lounges, representing the idea of evolution being an ever-changing process.


To reinforce the rich artistic culture of the city, the designer especially created a hollow shape of Taiwan island on a carved wood embedded in the front wall of Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 1, whereas the iconic Taipei 101 and the skyline of Xinyi district was captured onto an over three-metre bas-relief, displaying prominently at the reception of Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 2.


The new lounges also offer freshly-made international cuisines at its live-cooking station to provide theatrical and interactive dining experience.



Plaza premium has also seen openings in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh this year bringing yet more of the group’s signature style lounges, which have yet again reimagined the guest experience, meaning no matter what class you fly, around the world, you can still find a bit of designer heaven in an airport.

The Big Picture (of all the lounges)



Posted by:Jonny Clark

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