Plaza Premium Lounge has opened its first lounge in the US at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Occupying about 1,400 square feet, Plaza Premium Lounge DFW offers wifi, lounge chairs and dining seating with charging pods, a bar known as Aerobar, which the company says features a 3D ceramic illustration portraying the shape of a map of Texas. The drink menu on Aerobar includes wines, liquors and beers from local brands like Rahr, Shiner and Dallas Blonde or Italian Lavazza coffee.
As part of its new hygiene measures due to Covid-19, pre-portioned and pre-packaged food items are offered at the self-serve counters. Social distancing is being encouraged at the lounge and common touched areas are disinfected frequently, says the company.
Plaza Premium Lounge DFW can be accessed with an eligible American Express card and select travel passes, according to the airport lounge operator.
The new lounge is located in Terminal E near Gate E31 at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. It is open between 6am and 1pm daily in September, but opening hours will change from October onwards, says Plaza Premium in a press statement.
The company says travellers can book in advance on its website or can simply walk in and use the lounge for three hours for USD45. Guests aged between two and 11 receive 30 per cent off and each paying guest gets one complimentary access for a child aged two or under. Between September and until November 30 this year, all walk-ins and online reservations are entitled to a 30 per cent discount.
The latest opening is the 18th location joining the group’s lounge portfolio in the Americas with locations currently in Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg in Canada, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
“USA market is always part of our strategic plan to expand in the Americas. We have been communicating with DFW Airport while our team worked to ensure the new hygiene protocol is in place when we are ready to open. This is certainly a good time to introduce our Skytrax-winning Plaza Premium Lounge experience to travellers as the airport’s domestic traffic resuming steadily since April,” says Song Hoi-see, founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group.