On the coattails of the latest interior refresh for the European carrier, SWISS has just reopened its Non-Schengen Lounge in Zurich Airport’s Terminal D. Extending over 650 square metres, the fully refurbished lounge offers travellers a comfortable retreat with appealing views of the airport’s apron activity and the Alps beyond. The additional lounge will be a welcome addition to the airline’s other lounges which can get pretty crowded at peak times, and is available to all Business Class and First Class travellers along with Senators and HON Circle members of SWISS and the Lufthansa Group, and Business Class travellers on further Star Alliance airlines.
The lounge is located within the airport’s transfer zone, and offers its visitors a wide range of amenities across its 650 square metres. “With spectacular views of the airport apron and the distant Alps, travellers can enjoy a broad selection of food and drinks in superior yet comfortable surrounds as they wait for their departing flight,” states the airline’s press release.
“I am delighted that we can again offer our travellers in Zurich Airport’s non-Schengen zone a lounge experience with outstanding service quality that fully meets all our premium aspirations and caters to the diverse needs of our customers,” says SWISS Head of Brand Experience Julia Hillenbrand. “With its colours and its materials, our restyled lounge gives our guests a new and enhanced sense of comfort and well-being.”
The look and feel might seem familiar, and that’s because it references the most recent lounge in Zurich, the Alpine lounge, which has a more open, calmer, and fresher take on the airline’s flagship lounge space in the main terminal area.
The new lounge’s concept blends design facets of the existing SWISS lounges with new accents and top-quality materials. Bright wood features combine with discreet Swiss slate elements and soft claret tones to welcome the visitor and provide a warm ambience that invites the traveller to stay, rest and enjoy. The addition of the claret tones and natural elements also references the new brand image ‘SWISS Senses’ which was launched with the new cabin interiors arriving in several months’ time.
The new lounge features various zones to meet its visitors’ varying wishes and needs. The bistro offers a wide range of food and beverages, with meals freshly prepared on-site with a particular focus on fresh, healthy and varied cuisine. A further lounge zone offers the opportunity to work without disturbance or distraction, with three closed workstations and three open workplaces for maximum productivity. And for visitors seeking simply to relax and recuperate, the rest zone provides an optimum ambience to do so with its comfortable wing chairs. Showers are also available for anyone wishing to freshen up before their flight.
The SWISS Non-Schengen Lounge at Zurich Airport is open daily from 05:30 to 22:00, and can accommodate up to 160 guests. The lounge is available to all Business Class and First Class travellers along with Senators and HON Circle members of SWISS and the Lufthansa Group, and Business Class travellers on further Star Alliance airlines.
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