Swiss has just opened its redesigned Lounge Centre A at Zurich Airport in Switzerland. The new lounge complex, which is mainly aimed at short-haul travellers, includes a Business and a Senator Lounge. These follow the design of the First Class lounge which recently opened.
Made up of series of zones with a range of privacy options, market hall-style food areas, elegant Swiss-made furniture and the new Swiss design palette. The new design extends to all classes thanks to the airport’s remodelled Terminal 1, including an upgraded Swiss check-in zone with new design elements, a new desk concept and new waiting areas.
In addition to the traditional reception desk, each of the separate entrances to the new Business and Senator Lounges will also feature two automated entry gates permitting swift boarding-pass access to the lounges. Inside, its a matter of spot the difference, as apart from small details in the furniture, the new-look facilities offer almost identical experiences.
There are also new outside areas, perfect for those desperate for a quick pre-flight smoke or breath of fresh air. And for travellers wishing to freshen up before (or after) their flight, the new facilities offer five showers that are accessible from either lounge. The lounges’ food areas, meanwhile, have been devised along market-hall lines, and each include both a large bistro section and a front cooking zone.
The design and interior of both the new lounges also follow the example of the existing Dock E complex: with their bright oiled-Swiss-oak parquet floors and their elegant furniture from such top Swiss designers as Vitra and deSede, the new lounges offer both “a consistent Swiss-style look and a living-room ambience in which every Swiss premium traveller should feel genuinely at home,” according to their press release.
The new Lounge Center A will be open daily from 05:30 to 22:30. The Swiss Business Lounge will be available to all Business Class travellers of Swiss and the Lufthansa Group, Miles & More Frequent Travellers and Business Class travellers on further Star Alliance airlines. The Senator Lounge will be exclusively available to Miles & More Senators, Star Alliance Gold Members and First Class travellers on Star Alliance member airlines.