Swiss opened the doors today to its stunning new First Class ‘Lounge A’ in Zurich. Designed as part of a curb-to-aircraft experience, the 650-square-metre lounge features check-in facilities, its own security checkpoint, an à la carte restaurant and a barista bar serving a wide range of Swiss grappas and further fruit brandies.
As part of this upgrade, Swiss will also be introducing an exclusive new chauffeur service in Zurich this summer for its inbound First Class guests. The new lounge, which is accessible via an escalator from the Terminal A departure concourse, “enables guests to check in simply and conveniently at the welcome desk, hand in their registered baggage and then pass through a dedicated security checkpoint.” No detail has been left out. Even travellers departing in winter for warmer climes can also deposit their coat free of charge in a lockable wardrobe facility.
The lounge offers a plethora of amenities including lounge suites, a lounge club with inviting leather sofas, a business zone and a meeting room with a view of the apron area. Further facilities include a relaxation room with two loungers, and a smokers’ lounge with its own outside section and a choice of fine whiskies.
The design comes straight out of an interiors magazine. With its bright oiled-oak parquet floor, its Jura limestone walls and its elegant furnishings by Swiss designers such as Vitra and de Sede, the new lounge exudes an ambience of refined exclusivity.
But it’s not just about beautiful design. The centrepiece of the new ‘Lounge A’ is its extensive barista bar. On the culinary front, the new lounge offers both an à la carte restaurant and a live cooking option. So every guest is free to decide whether they wish to be served their food and drinks or prefer to help themselves.
The new Swiss First ‘Lounge A’ is primarily intended for guests who wish to enjoy their time at the airport before their short-haul flight. But travellers wanting to head to long-haul destinations will be taken directly by limousine from Lounge A to the Swiss First Lounge in Terminal E, which is the departure point for long-haul flights. The new Swiss First Lounge A is available to all Swiss First Class guests and Hon Circle Members of the Lufthansa Group. The lounge will be open daily from 05:30 to 22:30.