Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines has launched a VIP lounge at the new terminal of Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan International Airport.
The airline describes the new HNA Club lounge’s design as a “continuation and innovation” of that found at its lounges in Beijing and Xian, both of which launched last year, and includes elements inspired by the city’s famous West Lake.
Guests who have been to these lounges will recognize a few of the airline’s familiar design touches, most notably its “shell” and “wave” chairs.
Spanning nearly 500sqm, the lounge has been segmented into 10 areas each catering to different functions, such as a reading space, massage area, audio-visual area, tea space and children’s activity zone, among others.
Guests will also be served local Hangzhou cuisine at the lounge, as well as authentic dishes such as xiaolongbao soup dumplings and pickled oyster.
Speaking about the new lounge opening, Wang Yuxi, vice president of Hainan Airlines, said the new facility is “not just a simple journey station”, adding it provides “the most comprehensive, comfortable and distinctive five-star terminal experience”.
Wang added that Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is an important route hub for HNA Group, the parent company of Hainan Airlines.
Nearly all of Hainan Airlines’ non-stop routes out of Hangzhou are domestic with the exception of one, which serves Sapporo in Japan.
Hainan Airlines recently began rolling out new Space One headphones, designed by UK-based hi-fi brand KEF and Porsche Design, for its business class passengers on domestic routes.