Qantas Introduces New First Lounge at LAX
19th Dec 2014
Qantas customers flying from Los Angeles to Australia will now be able to enjoy the all-new Qantas First Lounge starting this holiday season.
The new lounge comes equipped with luxurious amenities and facilities that are truly world-class, even rivaling the best five-star hotels and restaurants in the world.
The lounge is based on Qantas' other First Lounges launched earlier at the Sydney and Melbourne airports. It provides a space big enough to accommodate up to 200 customers in four different zones where they can spend time to hobnob, wine, dine, and unwind.
The LAX Qantas First Lounge is the first such commissioned job for Marc Newson, the famous Australian industrial designer.
Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said that the newest facility at LAX is so far the best First Class lounge any air traveler will experience in North America. It is more than thrice the size of the previous facility.
The airline executive added that they put premium on their airport lounges abroad because they believe that these facilities are very important to their customers' travel experience. That's the very reason why they tap the expertise of topnotch talents like Marc Newson and Chef Neil Perry to come up with the most extravagant features and amenities, as well as the most sumptuous menu offering.
Moreover, he emphasized that the newest facility is a testament to their unrelenting effort to continuously improve their products and services to their customers. The latest investment is also a strong testament on their commitment to the US market.
Qantas has been bullish about the US market ever since linking three Australian cities to three cities in mainland United States and Honolulu. It has introduced its super jumbo A380 jetliner this year on a non-stop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sydney.
It has just opened its new Business Lounge at the Los Angeles International Airport in June this year.
The new Qantas First Lounge at LAX features California Knoll for its furniture, American oak for its wall finishes, Tuscan Carrara marble for its floors, Hong Kong-made Tai Ping wool carpets with the distinctive hex design. It also features a 48-foot long bar where customers can try their favorite wine.
The facility also includes the first Neil Perry restaurant in America featuring his signature a la carte menu.