Hawaiian Airlines Debuts The Plumeria Lounge, A New Haven For International Business Class Travelers At Honolulu International Airport
Hawaiian Airlines today announced that effective immediately Business Class guests traveling to any of its 11 international destinations will now receive complimentary access to the airline’s new Plumeria Lounge, a 3,600-square-foot space at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) designed to deliver the airline’s signature hospitality in a warm, spa-inspired environment.The new lounge, located on the third floor of Hawaiian Airlines’ HNL inter-island terminal, features a host of complimentary amenities including: fresh food and self-serve snacks, including pastries by La Tour Café; craft beer from Maui Brewing Co. and wines selected by Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya. Guests can stay connected with high-speed wireless internet as well as ample USB charging stations
“We are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for our guests on the ground and in the air,” said Peter Ingram, chief commercial officer for Hawaiian Airlines. “As our network continues to expand, we are excited to offer this brand-new amenity for our international business class guests and other travelers seeking a full-service lounge experience.”
Entry into The Plumeria Lounge is a newly added benefit included in the purchase of an international business class ticket to American Samoa, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti. Beginning Wednesday, July 15, all other Hawaiian Airlines guests interested in experiencing the new lounge can purchase a $40 lounge pass during online check-in at www.hawaiianairlines.com or by seeing the customer service agent at The Plumeria Lounge reception desk.
Grounded in warm neutrals and wood tones, the lounge evokes a contemporary sense of Hawai‘i in the choice of materials and in architectural cues like wooden ceiling fans. Bold pops of color are found throughout the space, with accents in the azures, yellows and greens that define the island landscape. Artwork includes striking, original black-and-white photography of Hawaiian’s signature plumeria flower by Honolulu photographer Rae Huo.
The opening of the Plumeria Lounge completes a two-phase, multimillion dollar investment to also renovate five of the airline’s Premier Clubs throughout the State of Hawai‘i, including the flagship location on the second floor of HNL, and locations in Kahului, Kona, Hilo and Līhu‘e.
All Premier Club access remains complimentary for Pualani Platinum and Pualani Gold members. Other guests may join Hawaiian’s Premier Club membership program for $299 annually. Members enjoy Premier Club access, two free checked bags, complimentary in-flight entertainment with the “Unlimited TV & More” pack, and priority check-in, security and boarding.
The new Premier Clubs focus on flexibility and ease-of-use, with the ability to be quickly reconfigured for musical performances and special events. Pau Hana Friday will continue to be celebrated on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Honolulu Premier Club, where members are treated to ‘ono pūpū, wine, beer, and live entertainment.
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) Architects LLP, the architects and designers who worked on Hawaiian Airlines’ new corporate headquarters, extended similar design language across all of the airline’s new facilities, including the Premier Clubs. Construction management was provided by Nordic PCL.