ON AUGUST 11, 2011, London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 welcomed the arrival of a flagship ‘super-lounge’ from No.1 Traveller.
The new facility, to which entry costs £30 (US$49) on the door and £25 (US$41) with an advance online booking, features a wealth of services including a Travel Spa, showers, a fully tended bar, games room and cinema.
The lounge comprises a slightly raised ‘island’ – housing the family areas, a ten-seater cinema and library – surrounded by a main seating section, a bar and restaurant and the spa. There are around 160 seats available in total, with a ‘comfortable’ daily capacity of 1,400-1,600 passengers. From the large windows lining the primary area, customers can enjoy fantastic views of Heathrow’s apron with the terminal’s Airbus A380 stands not far from the lounge.
Also available is ‘The Snug’, a quiet room for weary customers, and ‘The Green Wall,’ with tropical plants and hanging seats.
Twelve bedrooms will also be available from the end of September, where travellers will be invited to stay in the en-suite pod-style accommodation for a minimum of two hours, charged at £20 (US$32) single and £30 (US$49) double per hour.
Founder and CEO of No.1 Traveller, Phil Cameron, is delighted with the launch. He said: “Our mission has been to create a space that suits the needs of all of Terminal 3’s departing passengers, including its millions of transferring passengers.”