“It was a great coup for Brisbane to feature Australia’s first Plaza Premium Lounge. Brisbane is Australia’s New World City and with our growing international profile we are seeing record numbers of overseas visitors travelling direct to our city,” said Councillor Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane.
“For this reason, we believe it’s a great vote of confidence in our city and we look forward to Brisbane Airport visitors being provided with world-class service through this new venture.” added Councillor Quirk.
“As the world’s largest independent airport lounge, we are very excited to join hands with Brisbane Airport Corporation to introduce our independent airport lounge concept to Australia. Sharing a passion for enhancing travellers’ experience in airports brought us together. Our collaboration will set a new standard for premium airport services in the region.” remarked Mr Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of PPG during the opening ceremony.
“Plaza Premium Lounge in Brisbane is the first facility built under the brand of Plaza Premium in Australia. This newly introduced facility will provide comfort, convenience and award-winning services to all travellers through Brisbane Airport, regardless of their airline or class of travel.”
Speaking at this auspicious event, Julieanne Alroe, CEO and Managing Director, BAC said, “The official opening of the Plaza Premium Lounge occurs at a time of exciting growth for Brisbane Airport. World-class facilities like this Plaza Premium Lounge underpin Brisbane Airport’s status as Queensland’s gateway to the world and as the most connected hub in Australia for international visitors.”
Located on level 4 between the departure gates 81 and 82 of the International Terminal, the new Plaza Premium Lounge spans over 4,500 square feet with the seating capacity of over 100. Taking into account the abundant natural resources in Australia, Plaza Premium Lounge in Brisbane Airport engaged an Australian designer from Mitchel Squires & Associates to employ rustic elements with modern structures and fine materials in its design. The Victorian ash wood is chosen for the lounge to create a warm and relaxing ambiance, which seamlessly complements the Italian marble flooring in the bar area. Close to the reception area is the lounge wall featuring a series of 3D tiles that are inspired by the components of water, sand and minerals in Australia to reinforce the natural elements in the contemporary lounge design. The soaring windows bring extra charm by filling up the lounge with natural sunlight and offering magnificent views over both the innovatively designed terminal as well as the runway.
As the winner of the “World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge” by Skytrax, Plaza Premium Lounge offers its guests everything that can be expected from a state-of-the-art independent airport lounge in Brisbane Airport: Plaza Premium’s signature honeycomb seating offers extra privacy for guests to work or relax; complimentary Wi-Fi and a multitude of electrical outlets allow its guests to stay connected throughout their journey. The menu of the lounge comprises a delectable selection of mouth-watering fare, including different types of delicacies, live-cooking hot meals, salad bar, freshly brewed barista-made coffee, a variety of soft drinks, as well as alcoholic beverages.
The basic lounge use package of Plaza Premium Lounge in Brisbane starts at AUD 66 for 5 hours. The lounge opens daily between 5am and 11pm. Eligible credit card holders and selected lounge access programme members will also be granted complimentary access to the lounge.
Apart from the grand opening of Plaza Premium Lounge, today also marks the official opening of Wellness Spa, which is also under the management of PPG and next to the Plaza Premium Lounge in Brisbane. The spa provides a tranquil sanctuary for travellers to relieve their travel ailment and fatigue. The professionally trained therapists have prepared a selection of treatments with the aid of Australian spa products for travellers to recharge and rejuvenate before their onward journey. A 15-minute treatment starts from AUD 49.
These new airport facilities are designed above all to reflect the brand experience of Plaza Premium and Wellness Spa ,and to offer travellers both enjoyment and tranquillity whilst at Brisbane Airport, whether they are embarking on a short trip or at starting a long journey.