HK’s Plaza Premium opens first lounge in Scotland

Lounge entrance
(PHOTO: Plaza Premium)

Hong Kong-based Plaza Premium Group (PPG) has announced the opening of its first Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland. The latest Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh reinforces the Group’s strategic presence in the United Kingdom, and increases the company’s footprint across Europe, making Edinburgh its seventh location. 

The lounge in Edinburgh accommodates up to 165 guests. Spanning 760 square metres, the lounge’s lobby entrance leads to the Edinburgh Gin Bar, the group’s first gin bar collaboration with Edinburgh Gin, an award-winning Premium Gin distilled in Edinburgh. The lounge’s interior is adorned with Scottish accents to include local traditional tartan fabrics, woods and a selection of local artwork referencing key Scottish landmarks and iconic imagery. With sustainability in mind, furniture and materials have been sourced from local suppliers to minimise environmental impact. The lighting scheme is comprised of 100 percent LED lighting, and the lounge is installed with energy-efficient appliances. 

Okan Kufeci, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Plaza Premium Group said, “We were very thoughtful about our guests’ needs and their profile when designing this lounge. We wanted a space that considered the different types of travellers, be it business, leisure and even the little ones. Travelling can be quite stressful, even more so when you have children with you. We hope to be able to help travellers and their little ones cope with the stress of travelling by providing a space to unwind and also a space for children to play and to be entertained during their dwell time.” 

“Besides these features, we also looked into having more sustainable attributes in our lounges. We wanted to ensure that our lounge uses locally sourced materials and energy-efficient appliances. We will be incorporating more sustainability elements into our new lounges and operations as this represents our company’s sustainability strategy,” he added.

The lounge is open daily to all travellers regardless of airline or class of travel, and without pre-booking. Travellers can enjoy Plaza Premium Lounge’s opening offer of up to 20 percent for walk-in and online bookings, or sign up to Plaza Premium Group’s rewards programme, Smart Traveller to receive year round benefits. Corporate cards including AMEX Platinum and Dragon Pass cardholders will be able to enjoy complimentary access to the lounge.

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