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EVA Premium Passengers to Enjoy New Star Alliance Lounge at LAX

September 26, 2013 Airport No Comments Email Email

EVA Air’s Royal Laurel Class passengers, in addition to those who have earned Gold or Diamond status in the Infinity MileageLands frequent flyer program, can rest, relax and work in the striking new Star Alliance Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) recently expanded Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

The first lounge to open in the terminal’s new section, it officially becomes available to passengers on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Design features include a stunning open-air terrace with views from the northern runway to the Hollywood Hills, cozy fire pits and a relaxing water wall. Images of the new Star Alliance Lounge are available to be downloaded at http://www.staralliance.com/en/press/media-library/images/.

The new 18,000 square-foot (1,675 square meters) lounge for premium customers accommodates approximately 400 Business Class and Star Alliance Gold passengers. EVA’s Gold and Diamond status frequent flyers are recognized as Star Alliance Gold passengers.

The spacious lounge is configured with different zones designed to serve passengers’ needs, from social gatherings to quiet time. In addition to the outdoor terrace, there’s a bar area for socializing, a library space, den, study and media room. Those wishing to freshen up before their flights can use one of eight shower rooms. And for work, travelers will find several locations throughout the lounge equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi. Printing, fax, copy services and even tablet computers are available upon request. And not only is the lounge equipped with traditional power outlets but also USB ports travelers can use to recharge mobile devices.

Conceptually, the new Star Lounge is a contemporary interpretation of modernist 1950s and 1960s Los Angeles architecture that blends function and style to serve evolving needs of today’s traveler. The design introduces local flavor with black and white photos inspired by Los Angeles and shot by renowned photographer Peter Lik that, at the same time, evoke Star Alliance’s black on white corporate colors. The facility also incorporates new-look brand elements Star Alliance has adopted for its lounges around the world.

Star Alliance selected locally sourced products and furniture wherever possible and glazed ceramic-tile feature walls were created by local artisans. The Alliance worked closely with the Green Building Council of America to ensure that all materials and furniture are sustainable. Now, the lounge project team is pursuing LEED Gold certification. LEED is a green building tool that extends throughout the building lifecycle and provides third-party verification of green buildings.

The Star Alliance Lounge was designed by Gensler, an international architectural firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Air New Zealand is developing and managing the Alliance’s new lounge. The existing Star Alliance Lounge, opened in 2007, will close as soon as the new one opens.

EVA passengers connecting to flights operated by other Star Alliance members can also access those carriers’ LAX lounges:

Terminal 1 – US Airways Club

Terminal 2 – Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge and

Air New Zealand Koru Lounge (until the airline’s mid-2014 move to TBIT)

Terminal 6 – United Club

Terminal 7 – United Club and United International First Class Lounge

LAX is one of Star Alliance’s main international hubs in the USA. Lounge access on a global scale is a key benefit of EVA’s Star Alliance membership. In addition to the LAX facilities, qualifying EVA passengers have access to more than 1,000 lounges across the Alliance’s worldwide network.

With its own well-developed route system, EVA serves major destinations worldwide, including dozens of cities in Mainland China and throughout Asia. From Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver, it offers more trans-Pacific flights from North America to Taipei with more, easy one-stop onward connections to more major business and leisure gateways than any other airline.

Travelers can book and buy tickets and select seats for the airline’s flights worldwide by contacting a travel agent, ticket broker, tour operator or EVA ticket office or by clicking on www.evaair.com. Images of Star Alliance’s new LAX lounge can be downloaded at http://www.staralliance.com/en/press/media-library/images/.

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