It’s been a good month for the Premium Plaza Group. Last week, the Premium Plaza Lounge in Heathrow Airport won the Skytrax “World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge” award for the third year in a row, while across the world in Hong Kong, the group celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new lounge opening. The new Plaza Premium First lounge is a brand new concept from the travel connoisseurs, elevating the lounge experience for those travellers seeking something extra in their journey.
Most importantly, the new independent lounge is one that caters to a range of travellers, including families and wellness-travellers.
The lounge features a made-to-order entree a la carte menu, kid’s menu, and a salad bar offering health and dietary-conscious choices like the Beyond Burger with sweet potato fries and lobster capellini.
The cross-brand collaboration involves tea from TWG Teas and coffee from Lavazza, giving lounge guests the very best experience. Using Plaza Premium First’s exclusive reusable canteens, guests can take their tea and coffee to go on the flight.
Perhaps one of the best features of the lounge is the wellness suite, which in addition to hosting large, comfortable private shower rooms with Elemis toiletries, also has a massage suite where guests can indulge in a complimentary 10-minute neck and back massage to relax before their flight.
With a focus on wellness, the Plaza Premium First Lounge is designed to offer a serene experience, from the forest-themed decor to the various zones of standing tables, cafe seating, restaurant area and comfortable armchair seats. Designed by award-winning Hong Konger Kinney Chan, the lounge offers ‘infinity rooms’ which can be rented by brands to create their own lounge experience or host private events.
While the lounge additionally offers a selection of wines, beers and spirits, the whisky bar with expert staff stands out. With an extensive selection of Scottish whiskies from Isla, Orkney and Speyside, as well as international choices, the bar offers tastings before your journey and operates at ‘clubhouse costs’ to provide travellers with a unique experience before their flight.
“We are thrilled to introduce Plaza Premium First to guests seeking personalised and extraordinary services in Hong Kong International Airport,” says Mr Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group. “With the recent expansion of Plaza Premium Group in opening new outlets of Plaza Premium Lounge in Melbourne, Rome, Dammam and Cebu, Plaza Premium First is a reflection of the Group’s commitment in providing the best-in-class services for discerning elite travellers, and is a major step forward in bringing airport lounge services to a new level of refinement.”
With Plaza Premium First taking the initiative in providing a space for health-conscious travellers, here’s hoping more lounges join the wellness bandwagon—we’ll never say no to more pre-flight massages.
Plaza Premium First Lounge is available at the following rates: 3 hours HK$880; 5 hours HK$980; 8 hours HK$1080; 10 hours HK$1180.