The next time you pass through Singapore’s Changi Airport to your next international destination, consider stopping by at Qantas’ newest First Lounge to stretch your legs at this sleek and comfortable space.
The new lounge, which extends over 1,000 square meters, will operate in tandem alongside its existing International Business Lounge, with capacity for 240 travellers.
Designed by Australian designer David Caon in collaboration with Kelvin Ho of architecture and design firm Akin Atelie and features a number of Singaporean influences across the look and feel of the lounge as well as the food and beverage offering.
According to Qantas, the new lounge was designed with customers who need a space to relax, do some last-minute work, get a quick shower and meal before their next flight, so they can maximise their sleep onboard.
There are a few standout elements in the new First Lounge. There is an open kitchen that serves local delicacies like a signature tea-smoked duck breast with pickled cabbage and Chinese mustard and a laksa with crayfish, bok choy and fried shallots, along with customer favourites such as the salt and pepper squid with green chilli sauce. There is also a cocktailbar with lounge seating that serves French champagne as well as unique cocktails inspired by Singapore.
Wellness is a major inspiration for the space and live greenery features soften the space while bolstering the atmosphere. This is supplemented by the use of natural materials and colour palettes that are designed to relax guests.
For the busy business traveller, they will find everything that they need to get their work done in the lounge with high-speed WiFi access is available for busy business travellers as well as easy to reach USB outlets to keep their devices charged and ready for the next leg of their journey.
Qantas’ latest lounge also offers mouth-watering meals specially prepared by the Qantas’s Creative Director of Food Neil Perry who puts his own unique spin in highlighting iconic Singaporean cuisine. Masterfully marrying the contrasting worlds of the hawker centre with fine dining restaurants, Perry has designed a menu that is sure to fill the bellies of hungry travellers. There will also be a healthy selection of Singapore inspired cocktails and Australian wines available.
All in all, there is plenty of things first-class travellers can experience at Qantas’ latest first-class lounge as it joins the airline’s other high-class lounges found in Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles.