Emirates renovates business class lounge for $11 million

Emirates renovates business class lounge for $11 million
Emirates has introduced three concept areas within the Emirates business class lounge.

dubai - The project took two years to complete



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Published: Sun 23 Oct 2016, 7:03 PM

Last updated: Sun 23 Oct 2016, 9:07 PM

Emirates has completed a makeover of its business class lounge at concourse B of Dubai International Airport. The $11 million refurbishment project took two years to complete.

Emirates has introduced three concept areas within the Emirates business class lounge. The latest food and beverage concepts include a barista experience in partnership with Costa Coffee, a Health hub with Voss water and a Moet & Chandon champagne lounge.

The new offering is in addition to the seven other locations within the lounge with gourmet cuisine prepared by on-site chefs.

All the food and beverages offered within the lounge are complimentary for Emirates first class and business class customers, as well as Emirates Skywards Platinum, Gold and Silver members - the airline's frequent flyer programme.

Customers passing through the Emirates business class lounge can enjoy complimentary beverages prepared by Costa Coffee baristas as well as pastries, provided round the clock. Beverages available include iced coffees and favourites like cappuccinos and caffe lattes.

For the health-conscious traveller, Emirates has introduced the Health hub in partnership with Voss water. With an increasing demand for health, well-being and more nutritious meals, Emirates is the first airline to have a dedicated health hub within its lounge.

The new station offers travellers a selection of fruit and water infusions. It also features a healthy menu of gourmet sandwiches, wraps and salads. Healthier beverages such as a selection of juices and smoothies are also available.

Customers looking to unwind before their flight can look forward to the Moet & Chandon champagne lounge created exclusively for Emirates.

The three new refreshment areas are the first of several new concepts planned for the lounges at the Emirates hub in Dubai. In the coming year, Emirates is looking to further improve the customer experience by introducing a sports bar and a cocktail bar within its lounges.

The business class lounge in concourse B is one of six Emirates lounges at Dubai International Airport and is part of a network of 39 airport lounges in major airports.

The refurbished lounge measures close to 10,000 square feet to accommodate over 1,500 customers - a 40 per cent increase in seating capacity. In addition to the new refreshment stations, the children's play area with arcade quality games has been doubled in size, and the Timeless Spa has been renovated.

- business@khaleejtimes.com

For the health-conscious traveller, Emirates has introduced the Health hub in partnership with Voss water.
For the health-conscious traveller, Emirates has introduced the Health hub in partnership with Voss water.

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