Virgin and Delta to open The O2 lounge

2 Jun 2015 by GrahamSmith

Transatlantic partners Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines will open a lounge bar at London's The O2 venue this summer.

The NY-LON Lounge, which will be aviation-themed, will be able to accommodate up to 400 guests.

It will contain a bar and seating area, and a "secret space" for meetings, dining or other small events.

NY-LON Lounge entrance

NY-LON Lounge entrance

The facility will be open seven days a week and will be managed by Levy Restaurants UK. It is scheduled to open in late July.

Members of Virgin's Flying Club and Delta's Skymiles loyalty programmes "will benefit from a range of discounts and special offers".

Reuben Arnold, Virgin Atlantic's senior vice president of marketing and customer experience, said: "We've created NY-LON as a celebration of our transatlantic network which provides customers with a seamless, more enjoyable way to fly between the UK and US.

"Our lounge bar will offer customers a brand new experience at The O2 that showcases our airlines' world-class service."

Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president of marketing, added: "Opening NY-LON is the next exciting step in our partnership and we look forward to helping travellers enjoy the Delta-Virgin Atlantic brand of hospitality for which we're famous when they next visit The O2."

Virgin and Delta first unveiled their joint transatlantic venture in 2013 (see news, November 2013).

To read a review of Virgin's new LAX Clubhouse, click here.,

Graham Smith

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