If you’re partial to the pointy end, you may be excited to learn that Qantas is investing millions in an overhaul of its Sydney International Business Lounge.
The multimillion-dollar overhaul will feature a new design inspired by the Harbour City itself and will also create at least 30% more seating.
Foodies will be catered to with a new signature dining experience designed by celebrity chef Neil Perry.
It marks the latest in a series of lounge upgrades by the national carrier.
Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said the lounge investment demonstrated the airline’s commitment to world-class customer service and leading design.
“Our Business lounge in Sydney is one of the most visited on the international network, so we look forward to upgrading the space with a completely new design and a lot more capacity,” he said.
“Our customers have told us that ample space, privacy and ambience are what they value most in their lounge experience, so the overall design of the new lounge will be tailored with this in mind.”
Work will start on the new lounge in the third quarter of this calendar year. In order to ensure customers have uninterrupted lounge access, it will be undertaken in stages with final completion expected by the end of 2019.
The lounge’s creative concept will be developed by David Caon in collaboration with Australian architecture firm Bates Smart. Caon is also the principal designer of the Qantas Dreamliner interior as well as the airline’s lounges in Singapore and Hong Kong, the Chairmans Lounge in Brisbane and the upcoming International Transit Lounge in Perth.
The investment was announced on Thursday last week when the airline revealed an impressive set of results for the first half of the financial year.
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