Finnair Premium Lounge to feature a sauna

12 May 2014

Finnair's new Premium Lounge at Helsinki airport will offer a sauna and spa when it opens in the summer.

The 470 sqm facility is adjacent to the existing lounge near Gate 36 in the non-Schengen area of the airport.

It will open to Platinum and Gold Plus members and their guests, plus other Oneworld top tier fliers, on July 1. Other business class passengers will continue to use the original lounge.

Premium Lounge sauna

The lounge features separate areas for working and relaxation and seats up to 122 guests.

Customers of both the new and existing lounges will enjoy access to completely new private shower suites, as well as a Finnish sauna.

Designed by the Helsinki firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co, the Premium Lounge is said to be a showcase for classic Nordic design.

Central area of lounge

Complimentary meals are plated on Marimekko tableware or served in Iittala Ultima Thule glasses, first designed for Finnair in 1968 by Tapio Wirkkala. Furniture includes Tulip and Womb chairs created by Eero Saarinen.

"This new and exclusive lounge takes Finnair’s long association with Finnish design to a new level," said Markku Remes, Finnair's manager of lounge and VIP services.

Gary Noakes

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