The pandemic may have dampened the travelling industry for the past 2 years, but Singapore Airlines took the two-year hiatus as an opportunity to refurbish their Kris Flyer Lounge, Business Class and First Class lounge, and added the new Private Rooms for Cabin Suite passengers. The new refurbishment, re-design and upgrade amounted to a S$50 Million expansion, and we can assure you the upgrade is luxurious.
Mr Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, said “Opening these lounges at this time signals our commitment to SIA’s premium brand and growth strategy. It reinforces our position as Changi Airport’s anchor airline, and reflects our confidence in Singapore’s future as a pre-eminent global air hub.”
The Peak can attest that Changi Airport in Singapore is fully up and running, during our recent travel down to Singapore. With Airport travel getting back to normal, and an increase in both flights and passengers. The endemic stage is here, as we gradually see an increase in people making holiday plans in the coming months.
Singapore Airlines have taken every little detail into consideration when it comes to the comfort of their passengers. When entering the lounge you are greeted with SIA’s newly updated batik motif, playing on a LED screen, while you take in the scent of Batik Flora, SIA’s Signature fragrance.
Find out more about SIA’s newly upgraded lounges
The KrisFlyer Gold lounge is for frequent flyers, as well as PPS Club, KrisFlyer Elite Gold, and Star Alliance Gold members. The SilverKris Lounge is for Business Class passengers. There is a First Class section within the SilverKris Lounge and The Private Rooms. The lounges at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 are an integral part of the Airline’s travel experience and can collectively accommodate 1,150 flyers within 6,100 square-metres space.
Mr Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, said: “Extensive customer engagement and research have gone into the design of the new SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges. Customers will enjoy thoughtfully curated product offerings and experience the signature Singapore Airlines hospitality, all within a comfortable and restful environment, ensuring that they are refreshed and ready for their journey.”
The new lounges were designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, incorporating contemporary finishes, and modern amenities that embody timeless elegance. Most importantly, the lounge is welcoming, and relaxing, giving you a sense of calm and serenity while on your transit. As an added touch of class, SIA’s signature batik motif, as well as distinctive flight-related themes, have been subtly incorporated throughout the lounges.
Located at level 3 above Departure Gate A, the lounges are a 6,100 square-metre sanctuary with separate areas catering to the varying needs of travellers. The SilverKris Lounge is three lounges in one, comprising The Private Room, as well as the First Class and Business Class sections.
Each lounge has its own dedicated dining area, food service counters, restrooms, and showers, as well as baby care and accessible facilities. All SilverKris Lounge showers now come with en suite toilets and more space. The First Class and Business Class sections of the SilverKris Lounge feature separate full-service bars. All guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, with an enhanced speed of up to 25 Mbps for seamless streaming, and to stay connected with their loved ones.
A warm welcome
A familiar sight greets passengers even before they enter the SilverKris Lounge. A tastefully designed art glass installation featuring SIA’s batik motif, which measures 12 metres wide and 3.8 metres tall, welcomes them to the foyer. Created by Singapore-based Australian glass artist B. Jane Cowie, the light installation features 105 hand-crafted art glass pieces and is an interpretation of the heritage batik design screen that is a distinctive element of SilverKris Lounges around the world.
The visual feast continues in the SilverKris Lounge entrance foyer, with an animation of SIA’s signature batik motif prominently displayed on a bespoke 8K Sony Crystal LED curved wall. To complete the sensory experience, passengers will be able to enjoy the uplifting melodies from the Sound of Singapore Airlines, SIA’s sonic signature, as well as the fragrance of the Airline’s signature Batik Flora scent.
The Private Room
Offering the most luxurious amenities and dining experience, SIA’s Private rooms are for Cabin Suites and First Class passengers. At the entrance is a suspended bouquet of crystal lighting, inspired by Aquatic Ginger one of the 10 native flowers in SIA’s signature batik motif. The lighting installation was specially designed by French glassmaker Lalique.
No matter where you choose to seat, you’ll enjoy your own personal space. There are four rooms for relaxing, you can choose between a recliner or a single zero-gravity bed, to get some shut-eye in between flights. Then head over to the en-suite shower facilities, with luxury fittings by German manufacturer GROHE. A wheelchair-accessible shower room and baby care room are also available. Those who prefer to meditate, or stretch, are welcome to use yoga blocks and mats from COMO Shambhala.
The lounge offers a fine dining experience with table service. Their A’la Carte menu offers SIA’s signature dishes including Laksa with lobster, Wagyu Satay, premium wines and cheeses.
SilverKris Lounge: First Class
The First Class section of the SilverKris Lounge offers a variety of seating options for First class passengers and SIA’s Solitaire PPS Club members. Business travellers who require privacy for work may use one of SIA’s signature productivity pods, a cubicle with reading lights and charging facilities. There is also a meeting room, that can accommodate up to six travellers.
For some relaxation, similar to The private rooms, four-day rooms are equipped with either a Poltrona Frau adjustable recliner or Tempur Zero G bed. Yoga blocks, mats, and essential oils from COMO Shambala are also available upon request. Families travelling with young children may use the soundproof playroom to ensure their children are in a safe and secure place.
As for dining, there is a live cooking station where a chef will prepare a daily Breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Depending on the time you will be travelling, the A’la carte menu includes bak chor mee, popular egg breakfast options, roti prata, and pasta dishes. The self-service counters serve SIA’s signature laksa with king prawns, cold soba, and ice cream. Customers catching morning flights can enjoy freshly baked waffles and pastries from the new breakfast station.
For those who prefer to have a drink, a barista is available to prepare coffee and cocktails. The stunning bar is decorated with 119 Lalique crystals inspired by the Aquatic Ginger flower. Positioned at specific locations on the curved wall, evoking the gentle scattering of flowers by the wind. The full-service bar features a wide selection of beverages, including fresh barista-made coffee in the morning, as well as signature cocktails in the evening.
The first-class lounge also offers en suite shower facilities, a wheelchair-accessible shower room, and a baby care room.
SilverKris Lounge: Business Class
The newly upgraded lounge features a 20% increase in space and can accommodate 570 passengers. The lounge is separated into four sections to include a new rest area for overnight transit, featuring 14 chaise lounge chairs with adjustable reading lights nestled within its semi-enclosed cubicle. In the living room area, travellers may relax in one of the wingback chairs, modular seats, or productivity pods.
The main dining hall is the largest self-service buffet across all of SIA’s lounges. The menu includes a range of international and Asian cuisines including pasta Aglio olio, mee siam, and nasi lemak.
For travellers with a shorter transit time, they can enjoy light bites at the open concept courtyard-style area or lounge by the new-full service bar. A dedicated barista is available to serve you your morning coffee or evening cocktail.
The Business Class section features en suite shower facilities, wheelchair-accessible showers and a baby care room.
KrisFlyer Gold Lounge
The new KrisFlyer Gold Lounge has been relocated to its own separate area, a short walk from the SilverKris Lounge. With double the floor space, the lounge can accommodate up to 350 KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members.
The best feature of this lounge is the view, bright, open, and refreshing with the enviable views of the runway. Sip on a cocktail while you view aeroplanes taking off and landing. The lounge easily has the best view of the runway at Changi Airport.
The lounge features dining areas and working spaces, for both work and relaxation. The buffet includes Singapore’s favourite dishes such as laksa, chwee kueh, and freshly steamed dim sum, as well as fruits, salads, sandwiches, and muffins.
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge has been upgraded to include restrooms and shower facilities inside the lounge, making it convenient for customers to refresh themselves before their flight. A wheelchair-accessible shower and a baby care room are also available.
The Private Room and the First Class SilverKris Lounge, the Business Class section of the SilverKris Lounge and KrisFlyer Gold Lounge are now open to passengers at Changi Airport Singapore.