Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO officially opened the 1,000 sqm Qantas First Lounge in Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 today, 2 December 2019. This lounge joins the existing International Business Lounge located behind the Thai Airways lounge and near the lounge of another Oneworld airline British Airways. The lounge seats 240 customers including a 157-seat à la carte restaurant.
We haven’t seen the new lounge but the press release from the airline revealed that the new build was designed by Australian designer David Caon in collaboration with Kelvin Ho from Akin Atelie. This lounge features Singapore influences as well as the F&B offering, just like the Business Lounge which features Straits Chinese tiles when you enter.
The fourth Qantas First lounge joins Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles and will allow guests space to relax and do some last-minute work, a quick shower in one of the 10 shower suites with LaGaia skincare products, and a meal before departure so they can maximise sleep onboard.
Guests here will enjoy the signature Sofitel service with a hosted and seamless experience including dedicated check-in and boarding.
Frequent flyers will recognise the prominent marble and oak in the Singapore First Lounge which resembles the Sydney First Lounge with added greenery.
Qantas Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service Neil Perry shares that customers visit the First Lounge at different stages of their trip. Items such as poached eggs with mushrooms and salsa verde on Sourdough or classics like the chicken club sandwich with salt and pepper squid cater to customers taste buds regardless of where they are on their journey.
An open kitchen serves up a Rockpool a la carte seasonal menu with local delicacies such as laksa with crayfish, bok choy and fried shallots. A three-metre long Carrara marble cocktail bar with lounge seating will serve French champagne, seasonal spritzes, Singapore inspired cocktails and beers from Singapore and Australia and Australian wines. Healthy beverages such as kefir and kombucha, barley water and a Rockpool ‘House Lemonade’ will also be available all long with freshly brewed Vittoria coffee.
Get some work done in a communal setting or individual lounge chairs with high dividers for privacy. USB and charging ports, wireless printing, Wi-Fi and TV screens keep guests charged and connected.