Qatar Airways has opened its doors to a brand new Premium lounge in Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal One on 14 February 2020.
Previously, the national carrier of the State of Qatar shared the Dnata lounge at Terminal Three with other carriers like Garuda Indonesia, Sri Lankan Airlines, China Airlines as well as business class passengers of Myanmar Airways.
“We are thrilled to have launched our latest international Premium Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport. The lounge design is inspired by modern-day Arabic architecture, reflecting Qatar Airways’ heritage,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker.
The elegant space aims to narrow the gap between business and first-class lounges, featuring an ultra-luxurious interior and enhanced offerings.
His Excellency Akbar Al Baker also mentioned, “Qatar Airways has already set one industry benchmark with our award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, now we are redefining the new standard for business class lounges. We want to ensure that the on-ground experience offered to our passengers matches our iconic five-star airline experience.”
The contemporary lounge spans across a spacious 700 square metres, complete with seven seating areas including the Principal Lounge, Quiet Pods, Garden Bistro, High Seating, Martini Bar, Brasserie and Private Lounge. The Premium Lounge can only accommodate up to 85 passengers, ensuring a sense of exclusivity and quality unlike any other. It operates daily from 7.30 am to 2.00 am.
Apart from an existing international buffet spread, one can expect to dine in style at the Garden Bistro, equipped with a full kitchen that serves a range of freshly-prepared a la carte dishes. The a la carte menu changes according to the time of day: breakfast offerings include pancakes, foul medames, congee and eggs, while the lunch and dinner selection comes with local as well as Arabic delights.
Guests who are up for a tipple or two can hop by the chic Martini Bar, offering mocktail and cocktail options by an in-house mixologist. These range from classics like the Singapore Sling to off-menu requests like the A380 cocktail, a signature cocktail with a sweet strawberry base. Do note that although the cocktail section is not open during the lounge’s morning opening hours, the wine and champagne selection, as well as spirits like whiskey, will still be available.
The conscientious airline has also catered to the needs of their guests with five Quiet Pods, a cosy, semi-private area that is equipped with soundproofing, reading lights, a coat hanger and universal charging points. The pods are situated right by the walls, which ensures a cocoon-like, private experience for those who sit there.
As for the generously spaced Principal Lounge, it is fashioned with custom furniture pieces to better serve each passenger. This includes the contemporary sideboards, all of which have been fitted with a lamp, a universal plug point, wireless charging and a compartment suitable for storing bags and personal belongings.
For more information, visit the Qatar Airways website here.