Plaza Premium Group (PPG) has announced the grand opening of its first Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland.
The latest Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh reinforces the Group’s strategic presence in the United Kingdom, and increases the Company’s footprint across Europe, making Edinburgh its seventh location.
Our lounge in Edinburgh accommodates up to 165 guests, and provides both calm and interactive spaces for travellers looking to relax or for junior travellers to enjoy some play-time before their flight.
Spanning 760 sq. metres, the lounge’s spacious lobby entrance leads to the stylish Edinburgh Gin Bar, the Group’s first gin bar collaboration with Edinburgh Gin, an award-winning Premium Gin distilled in Edinburgh.
The lounge’s interior is adorned with Scottish accents to include local traditional tartan fabrics, woods and a selection of local artwork referencing key Scottish landmarks and iconic imagery.
With sustainability in mind, furniture and materials have been sourced from local suppliers to minimize environmental impact.
The lighting scheme is comprised of 100% LED lighting, and the lounge is installed with energy-efficient appliances.
At the Gin bar, knowledgeable mixologists serve a wide range of Edinburgh Gin cocktails including three exclusive to Plaza Premium Lounge, created for Plaza Premium guests.
At the “quiet zone” of the lounge by the bar, business or leisure travellers can relax and enjoy the views of the runway as well as Edinburgh Hills.
The lounge also caters for children where they can enjoy themselves at the “interactive zone”.
This zone is a play area that provides a shuffleboard, interactive wall games and a small climbing wall that will keep them occupied during their wait for flights.
Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh offers an extensive food menu, where travellers will be able to savour traditional Scottish Fayre such as Haggis and potato scones, as well as fish and chips and traditional burger.
Okan Kufeci, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Plaza Premium Group said, “We were very thoughtful about our guests’ needs and their profile when designing this lounge.
“We wanted a space that considered the different types of travellers, be it business, leisure and even the little ones.
“Travelling can be quite stressful, even more so when you have children with you.
“We hope to be able to help travellers and their little ones cope with the stress of travelling by providing a space to unwind and also a space for children to play and to be entertained during their dwell time.”
“Besides these features, we also looked into having more sustainable attributes in our lounges.
“We wanted to ensure that our lounge uses locally sourced materials and energy-efficient appliances.
“We will be incorporating more sustainability elements into our new lounges and operations as this represents our company’s sustainability strategy.”
“Creating spaces that add a touch of luxury can really enhance the passenger experience and get that holiday or trip of a lifetime off to the best possible start, and the new Plaza Premium Lounge will offer just that,” added Gail Taylor, Director of Retail and Property at Edinburgh Airport.
“Working with partners who understand travel hospitality and showcasing some of the country’s very best products will ensure our global passengers leave with a world-class taste of Scotland.”