OneWorld partner Malaysia Airlines has unveiled a new design for its Golden Lounge offerings in Kuala Lumpur and London.
Malaysia Airlines had previously flagged an update to the lounges as part of a review into its operations. This review previously saw lounges in Perth and Singapore close.
Malaysia Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Simmons said, “Delivering a holistic experience for our guests which starts from the lounge lies at the heart of the redesign. We want the space to encapsulate the richness of travel with the airline, a luxurious contemporary Malaysian style that our guests will be able to experience when they enter any Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge around the world. The new design will feature an expansive lounge where guests will find a world of amenities to help them recharge, relax or catch up with work”.
In terms of features of the new Golden Lounge design, Malaysia Airlines is touting a demonstration kitchen concept. In this concept, guests will be able to interact with chefs, and will be a focal point for an upgraded offering of Malaysian and international gourmet specialties.
The new design will allow guests the option of a bistro service or have a quick snack on-the-go. In addition, a fine dining experience will be on offer in the First Class Lounge.
The improvements to the lounges will also see an upgrade to WiFi services, enabling faster speeds. There is also the promise of the addition of universal power sockets.
In terms of the rollout of the new look lounges, Malaysia Airlines are saying the th rollout will be first seen in the Regional and Domestic lounges at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by late 2016.
This will be followed by the First and Business class lounges at the KLIA Satellite terminal. This is the terminal from which most long haul international travel departs. Finally, London Heathrow will get a makeover, which is expected to be completed by mid-2017.