Gulf Air opens new lounge at London Heathrow
London, March 8, 2011
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, today officially opened its new, premium ‘Falcon Gold’ lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4.
The expansive, 6500 sq ft Falcon Gold lounge – one of the largest in the terminal - seamlessly combines contemporary design and architecture with Arabic influences, creating an environment that combines peace and tranquillity with extensive modern-day business facilities, said a statement.
The open plan design of the lounge’s architecture gives a sense of space and freedom with the central area featuring a bar surrounded by well laid out business, dining, lounging facilities, TV areas and private rooms.
Key features of the lounge include: Superb views over the runway and apron; fully equipped Business Centre; Wi-fi; large size plush lounge chairs and sofas; self-service buffet with a wide section of a Halal menu; a prayer room; two private family rooms that can be combined to 1 large room; secure lockers; and an exclusive Illy Café counter serving a select variety of Italian coffee blends.
Gulf Air chief executive officer Samer Majali said: “Air travel these days has become savvier and passengers, particularly premium travelers, have become more discerning. With airports increasingly becoming busier, lounges are no longer just a place to wait for flights or transit spots between connections; premium passengers look for an oasis of peace and comfort, expect higher levels of facilities and personalized service. I am sure it will be a refreshingly different experience for our premium passengers.”
“One of the key components of Gulf Air’s new business strategy is to focus on improving our products and services we offer our customers. The lounge is an example of this. As we keep improving ourselves in our customer service on the ground, we will continue to add more features and facilities in the air as well, so that our premium customers enjoy a consistently enhanced experience throughout their journey” Majali concluded.
Open from 0600 hours to 2230 hours daily, the lounge can accommodate up to 110 persons. – TradeArabia News Service