Qantas’ latest international lounge, has opened at Heathrow Terminal 3.
The airline says the design concept is an evolution of its flagship lounges around the world, “reflecting distinct elements of London and the city’s rich tapestry of buildings, history and culture provided inspiration for the finishes, while giving customers a sense of place.” It added: “A neutral palette of quality, earthly materials including warm timbers, brass and leather were inspired by the historic architecture of the city, while the River Thames is referenced in the selection of deep green leather and rich blue hues in the upholstery.
“Fluid curves and soft lines evidenced in the rounded walls and joinery reference aviation and the form of an aircraft, while a sculptural stair and double-height, terrazzo-clad void joins the two floors to create a social hub and the feel of connectivity.”
Split over two floors, the customer journey begins on level one which provides a reception area that flows into the feature food and beverage area. The second level provides a place for customers to work, rest and socialise. The feature of level two is the cocktail bar, inviting guests to relax beneath a brass chandelier which floats above a round marble counter. The new facility was designed collaboratively by Woods Bagot’s London and Sydney studios.