Air Canada has opened a new lounge for its business class customers at Toronto Pearson International.
The Air Canada Signature Suite is located by the carrier’s international departure gates in Terminal 1, and offers 6,400 square feet of space, including a restaurant, cocktail lounge, concierge service and quiet sitting area.
A complimentary a la carte dining menu has been created by Canadian chef David Hawksworth (of the Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver), and the cocktail lounge features a full service bar with Moet and Chandon champagnes, fine wines, hors d’oeuvres and snacks.
The lounge was designed by Montreal architecture and design firm Heekyung Duquette, and features a mural by Ottawa artist Gavin Lynch, a Cloudscape Chandelier by Toronto firm Moss and Lam, and other works by Montreal artists Pascale Girardin and Nicolas Ruel.
The space can accommodate up to 160 guests, with amenities including a concierge service, quiet sitting area and skincare products by Molton Brown.
Entry is for “all full fare paying International Business Class customers, excluding upgrades and most point redemption programmes”.
Commenting on the opening Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada said:
“The Air Canada Signature Suite provides premium Air Canada customers with a luxury experience unrivalled in North America that elevates Air Canada into the ranks of leading global carriers for discerning international travellers.
“Customers can indulge in an à la carte meal service in the suite’s complimentary restaurant or partake of fine wines, champagne and specialty cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere accented with original Canadian art and maple, marble and polished limestone finishes.”
Earlier this year Air Canada unveiled new uniforms, livery and onboard menus, marking the country’s 150th anniversary year.