Plaza Premium Lounge has officially opened its
upgraded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
The lounge, one of four Plaza Premium Lounge
spaces at YVR, is located in the airport’s new A-B Connector on
Level 3 Departures of the Domestic Terminal.
The opening of the 6,390-square foot space
follows the 2014 facelift of the Plaza Premium Lounge in YVR’s
International Terminal. The company will also open a lounge in
Winnipeg International Airport later in 2015.
Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited Founder
Mr. Song Hoi-see, said, “Vancouver is a very important market
for us, and this new lounge is the next step in our plan to grow
the Plaza Premium Lounge brand throughout North America. For 10
years, travellers through YVR have embraced the comfort and
convenience of having a lounge option. We are dedicated to
continually improving upon the premium experience we offer our
The lounge has seating for
135, including comfortable lounge, dining and bar areas, and a
business centre. There are also private spaces where travellers
can freshen up with a shower or unwind in one of three
semi-private resting areas outfitted with comfortable recliners.
Guests enjoy a menu of freshly prepared hot and cold food and
beverages, and stay connected with Wi-Fi, large screen TVs, and a
selection of international newspapers and magazines.
The lounge was designed by Kinney Chan of Hong Kong
design firm, Kinney Chan & Associates. Travellers enter the
reception area via a glass entrance and head up a sweeping
spiral staircase to the lounge level. Upstairs, the expansive,
open-air floor plan offers views of the airfield and the Strait of
Georgia in the distance.
Plaza Premium Lounge takes traditional airport
lounge food to the next level by offering a wide variety of
enticing meal options. The focus is on healthy and fresh options
that will help prepare travelers for their onward journey. The
menu includes everything from freshly baked artisanal breads, hot
breakfasts, signature pastas, toasted paninis, quesadillas, soups,
and salads. The bar offers specialty espresso coffees, juices,
beers, wines, and spirits.
“We are committed to providing our customers
with remarkable customer service,” said Craig Richmond, President
and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This stunning new Plaza
Premium Lounge, which is open to all travellers within Canada, is
a most welcome addition to the award-winning 170-plus shops,
services and restaurants available to YVR passengers.”
A single visit to Plaza Premium Lounge starts at
CAD 40 per person for two hours, and includes use of the lounge
facilities, showers and all food and beverages. Semi-private
resting areas are charged separately.
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