Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has opened its redesigned Lounge Center A at Zurich Airport. The new centre, which is mainly aimed at short-haul travellers, includes a Business and a Senator Lounge and boasts a modern zonal concept with a range of privacy options, market hall-style food areas, elegant Swiss-made furniture and clear SWISS design lines.
In addition to the traditional reception desk, each of the separate entrances to the new Business and Senator Lounges feature two automated entry gates permitting swift boarding-pass access to the facilities.
Inside, the new-look lounges adopt the same modern zonal concept which can already be found in SWISS’s existing Dock E lounges. Guests can select the level of privacy they would like to experience from a variety of lounge niches, enjoy a bar area with views of the Airside Center, as well as workstations and individual offices, and even a relaxation room.
For travellers wishing to freshen up before or after their flight, the new facilities include five showers that are accessible from either lounge. The food areas, meanwhile, have been devised along market-hall lines, and each include both a large bistro section and a front cooking zone.
The design and interior of both the new lounges also follow the example of the existing Dock E complex with their bright oiled-Swiss-oak parquet floors and their elegant furniture from top Swiss designers such as Vitra and deSede.
A Swiss “Alpenstübli”
Another highlight of the new Lounge Center A is the new “SWISS Alpenstübli” within the Business Lounge. Here, SWISS presents its home country in all its regional variety on a series of large screens. The room is also decked out with allergy-friendly straw wallpaper and uses a 3D model to provide guests with a unique visual impression of Switzerland.
The SWISS Business Lounge is open to all Business Class travellers of SWISS and the Lufthansa Group, Miles & More Frequent Travellers, and Business Class travellers on other Star Alliance airlines. The Senator Lounge is exclusively available to Miles & More Senators, Star Alliance Gold Members and First Class travellers on Star Alliance member airlines.