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The big picture: Qantas unveils Singapore Lounge

11 Apr 2013 by BusinessTraveller

Qantas has officially unveiled its new lounge at Singapore Changi airport, co-inciding with its new Asia schedules which it says "promotes Singapore as a hub for the region".

The Singapore Lounge replaces the previous business and first class facilities which Qantas shared with British Airways at the airport, following the termination of the carriers' Joint Service Agreement. (BA has now taken over the old first class facility for use as its business and first class lounge, as detailed in a recent forum thread here).

The new Qantas lounge has seating for 460 guests, as well as 20 showers, 80-inch TV screens and several "technology pods" to "enable customers to work within the lounge zones".

Qantas has partnered with consulting chef Neil Perry "to design menus based on his Rockpool food philosophy and popular restaurant Spice Temple, with dishes inspired by regional cuisine and flavours".

Guests can choose from several dining options, including dishes from the live cooking station, a buffet selection and bars snacks, as well as Spice Temple-inspired cocktails and a barista service.

Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyer members will benefit from complimentary shirt pressing and shoe shining services, as well as priority access to showers. These will be provided by Sofitel, which manages the carrier's lounges in Sydney and Melbourne.

The lounge is open to Qantas business class customers, as well as Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Frequent Flyer members, Qantas Club members and eligible Oneworld customers.

For more information visit qantas.com.au.

Report by Mark Caswell

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