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Qantas opens new Singapore lounge

11 Apr 2013

Qantas today unveiled its new lounge facility on level 3 of Terminal 1 in Singapore's Changi Airport.

The lounge has replaced the old First and Business Class lounge facilities that Qantas shared with British Airways, before their joint business recently came to an end (see here).

The 2,200-sqm lounge has been designed to create a light and spacious feel, and continues the carrier's collaboration with hotel group Sofitel after lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. The new Singapore lounge seats up to 460 people, is equipped with 80-inch flatscreen TVs and "tech pods" with USB Ports and power outlets throughout, as well as 20 showers. There is also free wifi in the facility.

Food and beverage options have been designed by consulting Chef Neil Perry – of Aussie eateries Rockpool and Spice Temple, and promise menus infused with local spices and flavour. These can be eaten either at a communal dining area, the live cooking station or the extensive buffet section. There is also a bar that serves cocktails, sleep-aiding teas and snacks. Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers have the use of a tailored hosted experience including shirt pressing, shoe shining and priority access to showers.

The lounge is open to Qantas Business customers, Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Frequent Flyers, Qantas Club members and eligible oneworld customers, and is open from 1430 to 2300.

"This multi-million dollar investment is part of our broader commitment to improve the experience we offer on services to and from Asia, including our A330 upgrades to begin next year," said Qantas International chief executive officer, Simon Hickey.

"It also complements our new Asia schedule, which promotes Singapore as a hub for the region. We now offer more dedicated capacity, better frequencies and improved connections from Singapore to other destinations across Asia," he added.

For more information on Qantas' Sydney lounge, see our roundup on exceptional lounges here.

Visit www.qantas.com.au

Alex Andersson

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