Plaza Premium renovates Vancouver lounge

Plaza Premium Lounge (PPL) has re-opened its flagship international departures lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) following a five-month renovation period.

Lounge reception area

Measuring 622sqm, the facility is the largest pay-per-use lounge in Canada. PPL operates some of the biggest pay-in lounges in the world, including its flagship lounge at Hong Kong International Airport – the largest in Asia (see here).

Lounge entrance

The renovated lounge in Vancouver was designed by Hong Kong-based Kinney Chan, and is divided into several zones to provide travellers with a range of different experiences and choices. Upon entering the main area, guests are greeted by a variety of seating configurations, and a sleek design.

Seating area

The lounge offers comfortable sofa chairs for those travelling alone, along with communal tables for larger parties. Large windows provide panoramic views of the runway, and allow an abundance of natural light to illuminate the lounge. The neutral palette of the interior helps convey warmth.

Group sitting area

Computer workstations, free wifi and power sockets are readily available throughout the lounge.

The lounge at YVR also introduces a new dining concept. There are two separate dining areas with a range of F&B options, from a salad bar to a buffet area. Available on hand is the company’s signature Hong Kong-style Fish Ball Noodle Soup that is also available in its Hong Kong branches. PPL states that the menu will be regularly updated in order to provide a different experience for returning customers.

Mexican chicken – one of the many food offerings available

There are two shower facilities, each one stocked with a full set of amenities, which will allow visitors preparing for long-haul flights or transit passengers to freshen up. In addition, there are also three nap rooms.

Single lounge visits cost C$35 (US$31), inclusive of tax, which allows for two hours lounge use along with access of all F&B options and shower facilities. Nap rooms are charged separately at a cost of C$60 (US$55) for three hours and C$100 (US$91) for six hours.

For more information, visit www.plaza-network.com

Clement Huang


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