Heathrow VIP which offers business and first class passengers “luxurious, private and personalised travel through the airport” has teamed up with Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.
The partnership will see a new VIP menu in the lounge at Heathrow with signature dishes from Atherton’s restaurants including Berners Tavern and Pollen Street Social.
Heathrow’s VIP service offers passengers promises a “private and relaxing transition through the airport in just over 44 steps”. Previously called Heathrow by Invitation (see Heathrow extends VIP service), there are two levels of VIP service: VIP Black which includes a chauffeir-driven car to Heathrow (prices depend on distance) and VIP Classic. Both services include:
- Concierge greeting
- Private lounge (in the Windsor Suite in Heathrow Terminal 5 or The Royal Suite on the southern perimeter road of Heathrow Airport)
- Private check-in
- Private security screening when it is time to depart.
- Luxury car “direct to the door of the departing aircraft
Passengers can also have a bespoke personal shopping service. The lounge offers cooked meals, including now meals devised by Jason Atherton which will be updated on a monthly basis and have a focus on the best of British cuisine with locally-sourced produce
John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow, said:
“I can still remember the first time I ate in one of Jason’s restaurants – I went straight out and bought his recipe book so that I could try them out at home. I am thrilled that our VIP passengers can experience the real thing, the very best in British cuisine, when they travel through Heathrow. From the minute a passenger arrives, to the moment they board their flight, Heathrow’s VIP experience offers a seamless, private and luxurious journey through the airport – now complemented with the culinary masterpieces from the brilliant Jason Atherton.”
Commenting on the exclusive collaboration, Jason said: “Having experienced the Heathrow VIP offering first hand, I’ve always been impressed with how the service transforms the way you travel and so I was delighted to help make the dining experience a true occasion for passengers. With the help of my team and the Heathrow VIP chefs, we’ve created a range of exciting dishes to suit even the most experienced palate; we hope this will enhance the premium experience when travelling through the VIP suite at Heathrow.”
Heathrow VIP is available to book for those travelling on First or Business class flight tickets, with all airlines flying to/from Heathrow Airport. It is not available to those flying Economy or Premium Economy class.
Heathrow VIP Classic costs £2,250 for a maximum of three people.
See also London City Airport opens lounge.