Sydney’s International Terminal has just welcomed a brand new pay-for lounge for departing passengers. The new Plaza Premium Lounge, situated opposite Gate 25 of Pier B is the brand’s third addition in Australia joining locations in Melbourne and Brisbane. It’s the latest of a wave of lounges being opened by the brand, which now boasts over 80 locations at over 35 international airports across the globe.
Embracing a coastal Sydney vibe with cool aquas and grey-blue tones, the lounge has an intimate, calming and relaxing space for global travellers to enjoy unique pre-flight experiences. Thanks to its position in the terminal, it is filled with swathes of natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic runway views.
The Sydney lounge re-creates a laid-back ambience between 1 and 4 p.m. with the introduction of high tea paired with Dilmah, the renowned Sri Lankan tea brand known for its authentic unblended teas. Guests will find Lemonade Scones with Whipped Cream and Strawberry Jam matched with Dilmah Gourmet Italian Almond Ceylon Single Origin or Smoked Salmon and Dill Tart with Lemon-infused Beurre Blanc with Dilmah Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea.
But it’s not just healthy bites and thirst-quenching options. Travellers can also choose to relax at the social spot AeroBar for a range of complimentary beverage including local Australian beers, house wines, classic Aussie milkshakes as well as an array of top-up options of premium spirits and cocktails like Espresso Martini and Dilmah Lychee Sour Fizz.
“Sydney is a popular destination and Sydney International Airport is the country’s busiest airport connecting 70% of the world destinations.” said Song Hoi-see, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Plaza Premium Group. “With the latest opening, we are proud to serve in all of Australia’s top three busiest airports – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Thank you to Sydney Airport team for the trust and we will make travel better for global travellers.”
“Plaza Premium Group’s new lounge at the T1 International terminal is a welcome addition to our extensive lounge portfolio, providing customers with a quiet and comfortable space to relax post or pre-flight. Greater accessibility through Plaza Premium Group’s pay-per-use option also ensures every passenger can enjoy this great new location.” said Vanessa Orth, Chief Commercial Officer of Sydney Airport.
Led by Australian firm IA Design, the new lounge is dressed in a combination of birch and emerald green, the lounge ambiance is inspired by the country’s abundant beaches, bushlands and natural landscapes. Part of the brand’s promise to promote sustainability, Australian Tasmanian oak sourced locally is incorporated as an appreciation of nature.
Opens daily from 6am to 10pm, the Wi-Fi-enabled lounge seats up to 70 guests and offers comfortable seating, recharging pods and access to shower facilities.