Qantas has announced a major upgrade of the Qantas Domestic Business Lounge and Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport. The announcement made was made during the announcement of the Qantas Results yesterday.

Under the upgraded and reconfigured lounges, passengers will be offered more seating and new dining options.

While the two lounges will differ in features and service, they will both offer the following elements:

  • an all-day barista coffee service
  • seasonal dining with hot and cold menu options
  • Quench hydration station with a selection of premium non-alcoholic beverages
  • business facilities including wireless printing and high speed wi-fi
  • an increased number of device-charging access points
  • service experience by Accor.

While the two lounges will occupy the same space overall as the current lounges, there will be substantal reconfiguration of the space. The most notable will be a joint reception area, with separate entries to the two lounges. This is quite distinct from the current setup where you need to walk through the Qantas Club to get to the Business Lounge.

Overall, seating capacity will increase by 130. After the upgrade, the Business Lounge will seat 350 people, while the Qantas Club will have room for 530.

Qantas has released a set of images that show the style that they are aiming for, Remember, at this point they are artist impressions, however, thet do give a good glimpse at what is in store.

First the new Qantas Club:

And then the new Qantas Business Loounge

The Business Lounge will also include its own unique food option. Perth has the Pizza ovens, while Brisbane has the Mexican Cantina. Qantas haven’t as yet let on which way they will be going with Melbourne.

 

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