Fiji Airways, which is a true Boutique airline in the Pacific has just launched its signature lounge. Following 12 months of design and development, the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge is a first-of-its-kind for the region complete with a number of special features including chef-inspired menus, baristas, luxury spa, nanny service and the exclusive ‘Fiji Bean Cart’.
The lounge, replacing the previous incarnation which, while comfortable, didn’t match the inflight experience can cater up to 200 people with a dedicated family area, a Quiet Zone and a Media Room which doubles as a private meeting space. It is one of the first lounges in the Australasian region to have a designated children’s room called Lailai Land, which comes complete with a fully qualified Fijian Nanny – an offering Fiji resorts are famous for. With a nanny on offer to look after the kids, parents can relax in the lounge with the glass-panelled children’s playroom visible from the family area.
The space continues to punch above its weight offering a full service kitchen (something that even some major carrier business class lounges doesn’t offer) and a buffet offering local and international cuisine, plus a dining area, barista and bar.
Fiji Airways is also offering a unique Fijian twist on the trend of food trucks with the Fiji Bean Cart situated in the lounge. Fiji Bean Carts are an iconic part of Fijian life, selling savoury and sweet snacks at markets and bus terminals in every town in the country. The Fiji Bean Cart at the lounge will give guests the chance to sample an array of local delicacies.
The Fiji Airways Premier Lounge will also feature a Business Centre, along with a number of charging stations and data ports throughout the 887 sq. metre space.
Ahead of its public opening on Tuesday December 19th, the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge was revealed last night at a special preview held by Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen and the Fijian Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, the Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Mr. Viljoen said: “We’re delighted to unveil the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge, a world class lounge experience right here in Nadi. We’re proud to be able to offer this product to our Business Class guests, Tabua Club members, guests of our partner airlines as well as pay-for-use customers.”
Other notable elements of the lounge include a live greenery wall and a constellation of stars on the ceiling representing the Fijian summer and winter skies.