Eurostar has opened its new lounge at Paris Gare du Nord.
The new Business Premier lounge has been designed by architects, Softroom, and is on the top floor of the original 19th century building. It features high ceilings, marble fireplaces, a cocktail bar and aims to capture the spirit of a Parisian apartment.
The lounge has complimentary wifi, USB sockets and wireless chargers, as well as a new circular black and gold cocktail bar with drinks designed by London Cocktail Club exclusively for Eurostar.
The lounge also features a range of contemporary art, curated by the Hospital Club in London, showcasing French artists, and the art will be on sale.
Michelin chef and Eurostar Business Premier Culinary Director, Raymond Blanc OBE, has advised on seasonal dishes and created a bespoke tea exclusively for the lounge created by Tregothnan, Britain’s first and only tea producer.
The lounge has an open kitchen and there is a range of canapés, healthy salads, juices, and hot and cold seasonal dishes, which Eurostar says will be gradually introduced throughout the year.
Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Executive, Eurostar, said:
“The opening of the new business lounge in Paris is part of a wide-reaching programme of investment in our stations and our service. With its elegant design, calm environment and digital connectivity, the lounge will provide an unrivalled level of style and comfort for our business customers.”
Christopher Bagot, Director, Softroom, said:
“Moving the Business Premier lounge to a new location within Paris Gare du Nord has enabled us to transform the travellers journey. Set in the top floor of the station, we’ve re-imagined the striking architecture of the original building, and created a series of different spaces to suit all occasions. From the light-filled working area, to the relaxing cocktail bar, the lounge offers a flexible environment to suit all needs.”
Raymond Blanc OBE, Eurostar Business Premier Culinary Director, Eurostar, said:
“Business travellers are looking for flexibility and a variety of food options when they are on the go. From a light snack before boarding the train to something more substantial. The new lounge features a selection of dishes which we hope will satisfy all appetites. All made with high quality sustainable produce.”
A full slideshow of the new lounge is available below