CREATURE COMFORTS FOR AIR TRAVELLERS IN BRAZIL
PLAZA Premium Lounge, the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, has forged a partnership with RIOgaleao to provide premium airport services in Tom Jobim International Airport, and has recently started operating its first airport lounge in South America, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The network is managed by Plaza Premium 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 Carpark Building of Terminal 2, welcoming all travellers regardless of their airline or travel class with a total of 570 comfortable seats.
Plaza Premium Lounge (international departures) and Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic departures) had their soft launch last month, whereas Plaza Premium Lounge (arrivals) is expected to open this month.
These three new lounges reflect Plaza Premium’s philosophy to assure excellent service by tailoring lounge features to the needs of travellers, transforming their pressure into pleasure during the hours before boarding, after landing or in transit at the airport.
All Plaza Premium Lounges in Rio de Janeiro are part of the city’s portrayal, showing “what being a Carioca is about”.
The vibrant Carioca design is reflected everywhere in the lounges, from the use of furniture, murals and carpet to graffiti artwork, bringing wonderful memories of the Copacabana beach and other landscapes of the city.
Domestic and international travellers can now have a taste of local culture upon arrival or at departure from the airport.
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.
There are also complimentary WiFi, 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.
Fully equipped hot shower facilities are readily available, one of which is specifically designed for the disabled.