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Plaza Premium opens new lounge in Dubai

Plaza Premium has just opened its doors in Dubai International Airport, allowing Emirates (and FlyDubai) passengers – not qualifying for its expansive lounges – a new place to relax and unwind before their next flight. It’s not a small lounge either. With space for over 300 guests it’s the largest independent pay-per-use airport lounge at…

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Plaza Premium opens new arrivals lounge in Cebu’s Domestic Terminal

Plaza Premium has just opened a new locale-sympathetic arrivals lounge in the Philippines supporting its existing International Departures lounge in Terminal 2. Located in Terminal 1 of Cebu’s international airport, the new pay-for lounge is brimming with character that bring the archipelago to life.  Located in the restricted area, the 3,000-square-foot lounge is open 24…

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Plaza Premium To Open New Lounge in Helsinki

Helsinki is increasingly becoming a popular stopover for passengers between Europe and Asia. Dubbed the ‘fastest way to Asia’ Helsinki Airport benefits from a geographical advantage, meaning flights from Helsinki are much shorter than flying from other European capitals. Appealing to economy passengers who are less inclined to spend hours on end bolt-upright, Helsinki will…

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Plaza Premium Up Their Offering With New First Class Pay-For Lounge Concept

Plaza Premium certainly knows how to celebrate its 20th anniversary in style. The pay-for-lounge company has launched a brand new lounge concept. Plaza Premium First is the group’s step above their existing lounge offerings, with a lounge concept that is more akin to traditional First Class lounges. The launch lounge, designed by award-winning Hong Konger Kinney…

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Plaza Premium Partner With China Eastern To Create New No.77 Lounge In Shanghai

This month our favourite independent lounge company Plaza Premium launched a brand new lounge in Shanghai Pudong for China Eastern airlines. The world’s first co-branded spacious lounge, situated in Shanghai’s Terminal 2 features 1,800 square meters of space for passengers to relax before their flights. The lounge which can seat up to 500 guests in comfort,…

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Plaza Premium Bring New Lounge To T1 At Changi Airport

Plaza Premium continued their global expansion of premium lounges today, by launching their brand new lounge located in the Departure Transit Hall of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1. Following the consistent new design style found in Plaza Premium’s lounges, the 7,000-square foot space provides over 140 comfortable seats, including the lounge’s signature Honeycomb seating. Being a paid for lounge, passengers in…

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Plaza Premium Is Latest Lounge To Take On Heathrow

Good News for Heathrow Terminal 4 travellers. There’s another lounge in town, and this one is a Pay-for lounge, so anyone can get in. You may be forgiven thinking there was already a Plaza Premium lounge, but this latest haven is part of the company’s USD40 million global expansion plan and is actually its third lounge in London Heathrow. Unlike the departure lounge in T2,…

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Plaza Premium Impress At Heathrow’s Terminal 2

We have been pretty impressed by Plaza Premium‘s latest few lounges, and this new lounge, announced for London Heathrow’s Terminal 2 is no exception to their rule. The latest lounge, which open on June 4th, the same day the terminal opens, will be Hong Kong based Plaza Premium’s first venture in Europe. The innovative lounge has been designed…

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Aerotel opens its doors at Heathrow T3

Regular visitors to T3 at London’s Heathrow Airport might believe the terminal’s Aerotel has been operating for months thanks to the large signage outside arrivals, but the terminal has just welcomed its 2nd hotel in close proximity to Terminals 3 and 2. This new space allows guests to book in several hour blocks or overnight…

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Aerotel’s new hotel in Beijing Daxing is the largest In-terminal International airport hotel in China

Spanning across more than 9,000 square metres in two storeys, Aerotel Beijing is the first, only and largest in-terminal international airport hotel in China and among the world’s biggest. Brought to life by Plaza Premium Group, the new 215-guest room property is just 5 minutes’ walk from Domestic check-in and 10 minutes from International check-in…

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American Express Opens New Lounge In Melbourne

American Express opened a new lounge this week in Melbourne International Airport. Located in Terminal 2 at Satellite Level Departures, The American Express Lounge “will offer Card Members a place to relax, refresh and reboot while traveling through Australia.” The lounge, which sadly doesn’t feature any windows, might be small, but its access is fairly limited,…

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Aerotel In Rio Galeão Officially Opens

Launching alongside Plaza Premium’s New Rio Lounge, the new Aerotel, located on level 3 of the international departures pier (airside) in Terminal 2 is the first airside transit hotel in Rio (GIG), and the first for the group in South America. “Aerotel Rio de Janeiro gives new definition to airport transit hotel for travellers having long layover time at the airport or taking flights in the early hours. Designed for travellers…

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Cathay Pacific Launch New Taipei Lounge And Introduce New Solo Chair

Cathay Pacific today opened the long awaited lounge for passengers travelling out of Taiwan Taoyuen International Airport. Located at Level 4 in the Departure Hall of Terminal 1, the newly renovated Taipei lounge adopts the airline’s new lounge design ethos that has already won praise from passengers in other key Cathay Pacific destinations within the region…

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Trip Report: TAP Portugal A330 Business Class November 2015

Flight: TP85 Aircraft Type: A330-200 Class: ‘Previous Generation’ Business Class Route: LHR-GRU Flight time: 9:50 Seat: 2F Date: October 2015 http://www.flytap.com Best for: Passengers flying between Europe and South America. A high proportion of passengers on short haul flights connect on to Long haul flights. The crowd: Trans-European base – with a few Brazilian fliers too. Mix of leisure fliers and business travellers. Business…

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SkyTeam Lounge At Hong Kong International Opens In Partnership With China Airlines And China Eastern

This week saw the opening of SkyTeam’s latest beautiful lounge in Hong Kong International Airport. This is the latest major SkyTeam lounge opening since Sydney earlier this year. The ‘Exclusive’ Lounge is the result of a partnership between China Airlines and China Eastern airlines. It is SkyTeam’s first VIP Lounge in the Greater China region and the…

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New Pay For ‘Aspire Lounge’ in London Heathrow T5

London has just received a new pay for lounge concept from Swissport and ALD. Competing against the likes of Plaza Premium Lounge within Heathrow’s fences, this new pay-as-you-go space is the first of its kind in Terminal 5, allowing BA and Iberia passengers in economy or without elite status to still enjoy a bit of pampering…

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Trip Report: Singapore Airlines New 777-300ER Business Class May 2015

Flight: SQ319 Aircraft Type: B777-300ER Class: ‘New’ Business Class Route: LHR-SIN Flight time: 12:34 Seat: 15F Date: May 2015 http://www.singaporeair.com Best for: Solos and Couples doesn’t matter, this carrier is great for business, but also those wanting to experience luxury travel. The crowd: Mainly English or Antipodean travellers, with most connecting on to luxury beach or city breaks. An older more sophisticated set. Business or…

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