November 4 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

Qantas announces plans for new lounges at HKG and LAX

By Tanya Filippelli

Qantas has announced details of its new lounges in Hong Kong and Los Angeles ahead of their official openings in 2014.

The two new lounges will feature contemporary interiors that reflect the culture of the Hong Kong and Los Angeles areas. Both lounges will have bars, restaurants and stylish seating areas.

 “This multi-million dollar investment in our international lounges delivers on our promise to continually invest in our customers and benchmark Qantas as the airline of choice for global travellers. Our customers consistently tell us that Qantas lounges are a key part of their journey,” said Simon Hickey, chief executive officer at Qantas International.

The Qantas lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, opening March 2014, will feature panoramic views across the airport, a family zone, a cocktails, wines and spirits bar, a buffet style offering with a range of food, and a Chinese style morning or afternoon tea known as ‘yum cha’ that will have trolleys serving dumplings throughout the lounge. Customers will also be able to eat from Qantas chef Neil Perry’s Rockpool and Spice Temple restaurants, which feature Asian inspired flavours and ingredients.

Qantas, Cathay Pacific and British Airways, will jointly own the new Los Angeles International Airport Business Lounge, with Qantas being the managing airline. When completed, the new lounge will be more than twice the size of the current lounge, offering nearly 600 seats.

Features of the Los Angeles Business Lounge will include seating surrounding a central glass atrium, a circular internal fireplace to relax and socialise around, a cocktails, wines and spirits bar, a dining area with view into the kitchen, and menus inspired by a mix of local US West Coast and Asian flavours.

Los Angeles Business Lounge will be open in phases, with phase one opening in April 2014 and completion in the second half of 2014, aligning to the broader Tom Bradley International Terminal redevelopment.

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