The end of June saw Plaza Premium open its doors to a new Helsinki lounge, situated between gates 34 and 40 on the third floor of International Departures Terminal 2, the non-Schengen terminal of Helsinki Airport. The new lounge also features the brand’s new family-friendly feature – Playroom, which is a collaboration with Masterkidz, an international toy designer and manufacturer.
What better place to introduce a sustainable toy-clad space than a Nordic country. The new Playroom reflects the brand’s ambition to promote family-friendliness and sustainability. Through the partnership with Masterkidz, the latest lounge introduces quality wooden toys that are not only educational and stimulus to spark kids’ imagination; they are also sustainably produced with FSC-certified European beech, Canadian wood and eco-friendly materials including water-based paint and ozone friendly glue.
The rest of the lounge follows Plaza Premium’s signature style. Spanning across 445 square metres with a capacity of 140 guests, the latest lounge features lounge chairs and seats and impressive runway views through the floor to ceiling windows. All the seats are nearby charging points and have access to high-speed WiFi. Guests can also choose to take a shower before a long-haul flight which is perfect for many of Finnair’s connecting long-haul routes. Individual workstations are available as well as printing service upon request for business travellers.
Dining experience includes international cuisine and selected signature Finnish dishes served at a live cooking station to complement a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage at the bar. Following the brand’s “go green” culinary approach, all ingredients are sourced locally to reduce carbon footprint and to support the local community. Open between 5 a.m. and mid-night, breakfast is served from 5 to 11 a.m. and all-day menu is available from 11 a.m. onwards.
It seems the group shows no sign of slowing down its expansion. Plaza Premium Lounge Helsinki is now the eighth lounge in Europe, joining the brand’s six sister locations in the London and the one in Rome, which means the group has over 70 locations across more than 35 international airports.