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EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at Basel-Mulhouse Airport named Best Airport Lounge in Europe

EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at franco-swiss Basel-Mulhouse Airport has been named this year’s Best Airport Lounge in Europe at the prestigious Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards. Now in their tenth year, the awards recognise excellence within the Priority Pass network of over 700 airport lounges worldwide.

The award winning lounge, which is owned by EuroAirport and operated by Swissport, has a unique glass dome that illuminates the lounge interior, creating a relaxed environment for visitors. This helped the space stand out against 249 other lounges in the European region. The EuroAirport Skyview Lounge previously won the Global Award in 2012 and the regional awards in 2011 and 2010.

Jürg Rämi, director at Basel-Mulhouse Airport said: “This award is a huge gratification to our dedicated team. We work hard to ensure that the wide varieties of guests that visit us are catered for and that all their demands are met with ease.” Rami added: “The décor within the lounge reflects the craftsmanship of Swiss and French architecture, and the culture of this region is also represented in the food and beverages available. We are absolutely delighted to receive this award which is the result of our joint partnership with Swissport.

Basel-Mulhouse lies in the centre of Europe, on the border of France, Switzerland and Germany. The region is a tourist hotspot with many skiers choosing the airport to get to their destinations. Other big attractions include the art and jewellery fairs in Basel, Christmas markets as well as the countryside and cuisine that can be experienced in the Alsace and Rhine regions all year round.

Stephen Simpson, Global Marketing Director for Priority Pass, said: “As airports become busier, we believe the lounge is a key moment of truth for a new global class of discerning consumers. This group is looking for smart ways to upgrade their lifestyles, for example using lounge access as a means to travel in style and comfort, without going to the expense of business class flights. Brands wishing to reach this increasingly savvy group should ensure lounge access sits front and centre of any customer incentive programme”.

“We congratulate EuroAirport Skyview Lounge on their achievements, who have also won this prestigious award in the past. Over the past 10 years, Priority Pass’s Lounge of the Year Awards have given the most comprehensive overview of the quality of the world’s airport lounges based on members’ own opinions. In order to win, lounges must demonstrate the strongest commitment to excellence, day in, day out.”

Priority Pass received over 84,000 votes from members in this year’s poll, an increase of 44 percent compared with last year. Members vote on a set of criteria covering overall lounge quality, including refreshments, staff, business facilities and overall ambience.

Recognition for Denmark and the United Kingdom
Other winners in the region included the King Amlet Lounge, Billund Airport in Denmark which was highly commended for its lounge services. The Boerge Mogensten furniture creates a calm environment for visitors to relax or work away from the hustle and bustle of the airport.

The No1 Lounge Heathrow has also been highly commended in the world for the best business facilities, narrowly missing out on the top spot to the Dilmun Lounge in Bahrain. The No1 Heathrow Lounge caters to a high footfall of business travellers that are able to experience spa treatments, freshly prepared food and a cinema on site.

The overall global award went to the Club Kingston at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica.

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