Qantas has unveiled its new Singapore Lounge. The opening is heralded as a key part of the airline’s renewed push into Asia, the announcement of which came as a result of a refocused strategy on the region following the formation of the alliance with Emirates.
Qantas International CEO Simon Hickey said the opening of the new lounge reflected the Qantas Group’s strategy of ‘growing with Asia’.
“This multi-million dollar investment is part of our broader commitment to improve the experience we offer on services to and from Asia, including our A330 upgrades to begin next year,” added Hickey.
“It also complements our new Asia schedule, which promotes Singapore as a hub for the region. We now offer more dedicated capacity, better frequencies and improved connections from Singapore to other destinations across Asia.”
The Singapore Lounge was designed to complement the destination.
“It’s vibrant and elegant, spacious and luxurious, and it’s the perfect environment for our customers to relax before their flight,” said Hickey.
“We’ve worked with our renowned consulting chef Neil Perry to design menus based on his Rockpool food philosophy and popular restaurant Spice Temple, with dishes inspired by regional cuisine and flavours.”
The food offering available in the lounge is designed to complement the new Qantas International Sleep Service featuring new mattresses and duvets in business class.
Qantas passengers can select from a range of options from the plate of the day in a communal dining area, food from the live cooking station, help themselves to the extensive buffet or have a snack at the bar. Spice Temple-inspired cocktails are available alongside a world-class wine selection and a barista service.
For the first time Qantas is working with Sofitel outside Australia to offer customers an experience consistent with its award-winning First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Singapore Lounge seats 460 guests, has 20 showers, 80-inch television screens throughout and technology pods located across the various zones.