Qantas is expecting to begin work on the development of a new International lounge at Brisbane Airport in the coming weeks. The redevelopment will see the existing Business and First lounges merging into a single lounge, which Qantas will call the Qantas International Premium Lounge. The new lounge is expected to open its doors to travellers in October of this year.
The redevelopment of the lounge is the first step of a project announced last year to upgrade the lounge experience in both the international and domestic terminals in Brisbane.
The combining of the existing First and Business lounge into a single lounge follows the pattern Qantas set with the Singapore and Hong Kong lounges.
As with other redevelopments, the new lounge will take design cues from its local area. In this case, Qantas says the interior design will seek inspiration from the natural beauty of Queensland. The redevelopment will also see an increase of 25% in the amount of floor space in the lounge.
As usual, the seasonal menus will be designed in conjunction with Qantas Chef Neil Perry’s Rockpool team. In a first for Qantas, there will be an all day barista coffee service.
The existing International Lounges will be closed from 29 June, with the new International Premium Lounge opening in October. During the refurbishment, eligible Qantas customers and their guests will be offered complimentary access to the Plaza Premium Lounge or vouchers to redeem at food outlets in the terminal.
Domestic Lounge Update
As for the domestic lounges, Qantas says that the current timeline sees a new Business Lounge and refreshed Qantas Club, opening from the beginning of 2017.