Qantas, BA and Cathay's LAX lounge refurb complete

11 May 2015 by GrahamSmith

Oneworld members Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific's jointly-owned lounge at Los Angeles International airport is now fully open following completion of the final stage of refurbishment.

The Los Angeles Business Lounge, which is managed by Qantas, is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

It opened, still uncomplete, last summer (see news, June 2014) and replaces the the LAX Oneworld Lounge (click here to read a review of that facility).

Los Angeles Business Lounge bar

Los Angeles Business Lounge dining area

Now renovation is complete, it can accommodate 600 people, with a further 200 seats in the adjacent Qantas First Lounge (see news, December 2014). The facilities have a combined size of 3,900 sqm.

Vanessa Hudson, Qantas' regional general manager in the Americas, said: "We have tripled the space available across both lounges, added more seating and installed a state-of-the-art kitchen. The new kitchen enables us to offer a bigger menu and a greater variety of dining options."

The Los Angeles Business Lounge is open from 0600 to 0030 daily. Entry is permitted to first and business class passengers flying with Qantas, BA and Cathay; Qantas Club members; Cathay's Marco Polo Club Gold and Diamond cardholders; BA Executive Club Gold and Silver members; and Oneworld Sapphire/Emerald travellers.

Los Angeles Business Lounge

Los Angeles Business Lounge

Features include complimentary wifi, six work stations, 16 shower suites with amenities by Aurora Spa Retreat and a dedicated dining area.

The menus have been designed by chef Neil Perry and are influenced by multicultural Los Angeles, including Korean, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and US West Coast street food. Californian food carts similar to the pop-up dining concept offer freshly prepared dishes.

Los Angeles Business Lounge

Los Angeles Business Lounge

Los Angeles Business Lounge

Qantas has partnered with Sofitel to offer first class passengers, as well as platinum cardholders of Qantas' Frequent Flyer programme and Oneworld Emerald members, services including shirt pressing, shoe shining and priority access to showers.

Read reviews of the new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounge in LAX here and the LAX Star Alliance lounge here.

Graham Smith

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