Plaza Premium Group (the Group), the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, as well as running the largest independent airport lounge network around the world, has partnered with Star Alliance to manage and operate its new exclusive Alliance Lounge opened today at Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport (Rio Airport).
The Group offers design, construction, hospitality, bar, catering, front-of-house and housekeeping services to Star Alliance. Made-to-order dishes are also provided at the lounge for Star Alliance Gold status holders, as well as member airlines’ First and Business Class passengers. Located on level 3 of the international departures pier in Terminal 2, the over 600 square-metre lounge offers more than 150 seats, providing premium services all year round for passengers travelling on a Star Alliance member airline. The Group appointed architectural firm Mitchel Squires & Associates to design this new lounge in keeping with the design concept of Star Alliance lounges, the natural resources in Brazil, and the architectural heritage of Rio de Janeiro.
“We are delighted to work with Star Alliance to operate their second exclusive Alliance Lounge in Brazil, providing high quality service and a seamless airport experience to passengers of their member airlines in Rio,” remarked Mr. Song Hoi-see, Founder & CEO of the Group in Rio de Janeiro at the opening ceremony of the sixth Star Alliance Lounge world-wide. “Headquartered in Hong Kong, our Group’s network spans across 35 international airports in over 140 locations globally. The new Star Alliance Lounge is part of our Group’s continuous effort to provide unique and personal airport experience to travellers in South America and around the world.”
Mr. Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance commented: “I would like to thank Plaza Premium for their support and professionalism in delivering this new facility, which is the latest addition to our line-up of Star Alliance branded lounges, and is in fact the only alliance lounge available in RIOgaleão airport. The Star Alliance lounge concept has proved hugely popular with the many customers who want to relax before their flight in an exclusive area that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s international frequent traveller.”
A s the first airport lounge network to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification and the World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge conferred by Skytrax, the Group provides a range of premium airport lounge design, construction, IT and operation solutions for partners. It has also been managing lounges for leading airlines, alliances and corporation worldwide.