Plaza Premium Lounge, the world´s largest independent airport lounge network, forged partnership with RIOgaleão to provide premium airport services in Tom Jobim International Airport, and has recently started operating its first airport lounge in South America by arriving with a proposal to transform the airport experience for travellers departing, transiting and arriving at Rio de Janeiro.The network is managed by Plaza Premium Group (the Group), which holds the title of 2016 World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge by Skytrax and has operations in more than 140 locations across 35 international airports.
The Group has altogether three Plaza Premium Lounges in South Pier and Car Park Building of Terminal 2, welcoming all travellers regardless of their airline or travel class with a total of 570 comfortable seating. Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures) and Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures) have already soft-opened last month, whereas Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals) is expected to open in October.
All Plaza Premium Lounges in Rio de Janeiro are part of the city´s portrayal, showing “what being a Carioca is about”. Domestic and international travellers can now have a taste of local culture even upon their arrival or departure from the airport. The vibrant Carioca design is reflected everywhere in the lounges, from the use of furniture, murals, carpet to graffiti artwork, bringing wonderful memories of the Copacabana beach and other landscapes of the city. As part of this concept, the food and beverage offerings developed by Plaza Premium’s Executive Chef comprise a variety of hot and cold authentic delicacies at the buffet counters and live cooking stations, which are further coupled with a selection of drinks appreciated by both Brazilians and foreigners, including the famous caipirinha on the beverage menu.
As the pioneer and industry leader in Premium Airport Services, Plaza Premium’s thoughtful design of hospitality services and facilities represent its highest commitment to exclusivity and excellence. Travellers can escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a series of entertainments, from international newspapers and magazines, to multi-national channels on wide screen TVs. There are also complimentary Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, USB sockets to recharge and stay connected, as well as Plaza Premium’s signature honeycomb seating and VIP rooms to experience extra privacy soon after arrival or prior to take-off. To maintain tranquility inside the lounges, flight information displays are installed prominently across major lounge zones to keep travellers abreast of their latest flight schedule. For those who are willing to refresh, fully equipped powerful hot shower facilities are readily available, one of which is specifically designed for the disabled to take care of their needs.