Plaza Premium has unveiled what it is referring to as its first “land-to-air premium airport experience” at the newly opened Qingdao Jiaodong International airport.
The facilities are housed within two areas – a three-floor VIP building located in the arrivals area, and three lounges within the departures area.
The 6,500 sqm VIP building features a 54-room Areotel, a Plaza Premium lounge, and 11 VIP rooms which offer “designated spaces for corporations to provide private and premium airport services to affluent travellers”, including include private check-in, concierge, dining and lounge services, and fast track / curb-to-apron services for those departing at the Domestic terminal.
Meanwhile in the departures area the three pay-per-use lounges are located on the airside third floor of Terminal 1 near the boarding gates, and on the East and West sides of the Central Landscape Area.
Facilities vary per lounge, but the group said they would include fast track services, food and beverage options, showers, private resting areas, massage and beauty services, and VIP meet and greet.
Situated 24 miles north of the city centre, Qingdao Jiaodong International airport opened on August 12, replacing the city’s Qingdao Liuting International. The new airport has a capacity for around 35 million passengers per year.
Commenting on the news Mr. Song Hoi-See, founder and chief executive officer of Plaza Premium Group, said:
“Thank you for the trust honoured by the Qingdao International Airport Group and Capital Airport VIP Service Management to work with us on this unique partnership to design, build and operate 360-degree land-to-air VIP experiences.
“The Qingdao project showcases how Plaza Premium Group’s offering has evolved beyond lounge and traditional airport services, towards an end-to-end airport hospitality experience to serve the evolving needs of travellers in today’s new travel landscape.
“This project that we have spearheaded demonstrates that diversification in the industry is necessary and we look forward to offering this holistic support service to more airports globally in the future.
“Furthermore, Qingdao marks the Group’s first presence in the Eastern China region – we are thrilled to expand our presence in mainland China, a market that we value and are dedicated to meeting the needs of.”
Plaza Premium Group recently announced a collaboration with DragonPass to develop a network lounges at China’s major high-speed railway stations.