Qantas has unveiled its all new Brisbane International Lounge. Set to open on Thursday, the lounge is based on a ‘premium lounge’ concept, combining the previous First and Business lounges into a single lounge. The ‘premium lounge’ is similar to the revamped Hong Kong and Singapore airport lounges.
The design of the lounge, split across two levels, offers nearly 30 per cent more space than the previous lounges. The interior design of the lounge takes its cues from various elements of the Queensland landscape.
The furniture is inspired by a relaxed approach to living in the tropical north with timber café seating and low slung lounges, and inset rugs bring colour and texture reminiscent of the reef, sandbars and waterways of Queensland’s coast and inlets.
A key feature of the lounge is a bespoke glass and light art installation called The Pulse of Our Ancient Land created by artist Jenna Lee. Inlaid into the glass is an abstract interpretation of the land of the QLD region as viewed from above, brought to life through glass, watercolour and lights.
Food and Beverage
On the Food and Beverage front, once again there is a focus on the regional offerings. Once again Qantas has worked with Neil Perry on the seasonal menu offerings.
There will be a signature breakfast hatch on the mezzanine level, which will see chefs serving Rockpool-designed breakfast dishes to order. These include options such breakfast bowls, bircher muesli and French toast. The lounge will also offer a premium hot and cold buffet.
For beverages, the lounge seen a new concept – Quench. This will focus on hydrating customers before they fly and serve a range of non-alcoholic beverages including syrups from Bickfords and Buderim Ginger and a signature tisane blend
Qantas is also upgrading its lounges at the Brisbane domestic terminal. The refurbishment of the domestic lounges is due to be completed by early 2017.