This is the deluxe British Airways (BA) business class lounge at Terminal 5 following its revamp.
The decor is complete with a magnificent Swarovski crystal chandelier draped over the ‘Silver’ bar, a mini cinema to watch the latest sporting action, and hundreds of new sleek pieces of furniture oozing comfort for the business traveller.
The Club World Galleries South lounge at T5A at Heathrow Airport has been given an opulent makeover to suit the airline’s premium customers needs, with more than 400 new furnishings from high back chairs, large leather sofas and tables replacing the old items.
The new layout provides more seating and privacy for passengers whether they want to relax or work or do a bit of both before their flight, with additional power points placed throughout the lounge.
There is also an exclusive work and entertainment zone so travellers can catch up on last minute emails, or watch live sport or selected entertainment in the airline’s 20 seat cinema.
Passengers can enjoy a scrumptious range of pre-flight dining options to maximise sleep on board as well as wind down with drinks including wines, spirits, champagne and soft drinks from the ‘Silver’ Swarovski crystal chandelier bar.
Other changes to the spruced up lounge include fresh new carpets as well as some TLC to its oak wooded floors which have been re-sanded, waxed and polished.
Customers can also pamper themselves before their flight with complimentary 15 minute treatment at the Elemis Spa.
The refurbishment to the airline’s Club World lounge, follows an upgrade to the BA’s First lounge at its Heathrow home, unveiled last month.
Troy Warfield, BA director of customer experience, said: “It’s important that our premium customers flying in Club World can start their journey on the ground with the best service and surroundings, to ensure they are relaxed and comfortable even before they board their flight.
“We hope our customers will appreciate the new look, extra power points, better furniture and enhanced layout to start their journey in comfort and style.”
Opened in 2008, it is the airline’s biggest lounge for business class travellers looking to relax, dine and refresh themselves before departing London on long-haul flights.
It is part of BA’s ‘galleries’ lounge complex, featuring six individual lounges for Club and First customers, including the exclusive Concorde Room, and the First lounge.
Lounges are manned by a dedicated BA customer service team.