Virgin Australia Opens Melbourne Airport Lounge

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Virgin Australia has opened the first of its contemporary new airport lounges, designed by renowned architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG).

Key features of the new Melbourne lounge include:

Contemporary design, featuring modern digital artwork by Australian artist Daniel Crooks, illuminated Marblo bars, intricate timber paneling, vertical glass screens, natural light and expansive views;

Multiple quiet zones for meetings;

Wireless internet with power and data throughout, workstations and PCs;

A quiet library retreat;

High comfort contemporary designer furniture including Walter Knoll leather chairs;

A Luke Mangan-designed menu, offering high quality meals and snacks;

Premium wine and beer selection from 11am;

All hours barista service; and

Australian made and owned Grown organic skincare products.

 Our new lounge showcases Virgin Australias focus on providing a seamless, first-rate travel experience for business and leisure travellers, said Virgin Australia Group Executive of Product and Guest Services, Martin Daley. The crisp contemporary design balances the functional requirements of frequent travellers with luxury finishes, providing an inspiring and relaxing space for guests to escape. Featuring multiple zones for meetings, wireless internet capabilities and a quiet library, the lounge is well-equipped to cater for modern business needs; while the high bar acts as the dynamic hub where guests can celebrate and socialise.

Virgin Australia launched the lounge program in May 2006 and now has six lounges in the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth domestic terminals.

The Melbourne lounge opening follows the April launch of the Sydney lounge Premium Entry and Premium Valet service, offering an exclusive entry, check-in and security screening point for Velocity Gold members, Business and Premium Economy passengers at the Sydney T2 Domestic terminal. Priority Screening was introduced in Melbourne earlier this month, providing these premium passengers with an exclusive security screening lane.

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