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perspectives airport lounges trends Photos by VALENTIN JECK By Brienne Walsh and Ayesha Khan 1 GETTING UPGRADED Waiting at the airport never looked so good As travelers have become more discerning, so too have airport spaces. Airlines have been upgrading their terminal F&B options for several years, and now brands are revamping their premium class lounges and dining experiences to not only be more stylish but to also respond to the complex needs and expectations of their customers. American Airlines, for example, has 1. Swissair's business class lounge at Z├╝rich Airport features dark oak floors and views of the runway through floor-toceiling windows. 2. The fine dining space at Swissair's first class lounge is outfitted with wood-slatted walls and gray, red, and white chairs. 2 pledged $3 billion worth of enhancements to its travel experience, including introducing flagship dining venues and lounges at select gateway hubs by early 2017-complete with healthier menus featuring locally sourced food. And American Express is in the process of opening Centurion lounges in airports around the U.S., which provide dining, workspace, and entertainment to Platinum Card-carrying members. It's not only U.S.-based companies getting in on the trend. Turkish Airlines' CIP lounge May 2016 133

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - May 2016

Hospitality Design - May 2016
Online TOC
From the Editor
People: HD Summit
People: CitySCENE Atlanta
Business Sense: Mergers
Sustainable Studio: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Inspiration: Zaha Hadid Superyachts
Trends: Airport Lounges
Trends: Extended Stays
Places: Austin
Places: London
Interview: Brad Wilson
Interview: Chip Conley
Interview: Alan Faena
Interview: Neil Jacobs
Interview: Pacifica Hotels
5 Questions for Dan Flannery
Profile: Thom Filicia
Trends Custom Art
ICFF Preview
HD Expo Preview
From the Show Director
Conference Highlights
Show Highlights
Places: Las Vegas
Special Feature: Los Angeles
The Camby Hotel + Axiom Hotel
Seamarq Hotel
The Charmant Hotel
Soho Farmhouse
Generator Amsterdam
Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Rivertown Lodge
Casa Bonay
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Les Bains
Talde Miami Beach
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - May 2016