Plaza Premium opens new flagship lounge at Toronto Pearson

28 Dec 2012 by ReggieHo

Hong Kong-based pay-in lounge company has opened its 11th and biggest airport lounge in Canada, at the International Departure Hall in Terminal 3 of Toronto Pearson International Airport.

This new 574 sqm facility across from Gate C33 can accommodate up to some 180 guests, 2.5 times the capacity of the nearby old Plaza Premium lounge, which will be closed but preserved as a backup. Plaza Premium has another lounge in Terminal 1 for international departures, as well as others for domestic departures and US transborder travel.

The overall feel of this lounge bears a noticeable resemblance to Plaza Premium’s Hong Kong flagship, The Travelers’ Lounge, and indeed, both are the work of the same designer, Kinney Chan. But there are features unique to this place such as the mother-of-pearl reception counter, New Zealand wool carpets and oval crystal chandelier. Another notable feature here is the open view to the apron (pictured below).

On the food and beverage front, aside from the usual, there is also an open kitchen serving rice noodles with beef balls and squid balls in homemade broth, as well as barista service and a selection of caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich rooibos tea.

There is a VIP room (pictured below) seating up to six and featuring a flatscreen TV suitable for making a presentation – a feature that is also on offer at The Travelers’ Lounge in Hong Kong. Advance booking is required for using this facility.

Other features include wifi, computer workstations with internet and shower room.

The lounge is open from 5am-11pm daily and it charges C$30 (US$30.17) for 2 hours; and C$35 (US$35.2) for 3 hours, excluding tax. Those with Amex Platinum and Centurion cards issued in Hong Kong, Canada and Taiwan, and Priority Pass and Airport Angel members can use the facility for free.

Airlines providing premium passengers access to this lounge are Caribbean Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Aerosvit Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Air Transat and WestJet.


Reggie Ho

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