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Pay-per-use airport lounge Plaza Premium Lounge expands in Australia

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 03/16/2020 - 02:00

Led by Australian firm IA Design, the new lounge is dressed in a combination of birch and emerald green.

Plaza Premium Lounge is unveiled opposite to Gate 25, Pier B of Sydney Airport’s International Terminal.  It is the brand’s third addition in Australia joining locations in Melbourne and Brisbane as part of the world’s largest and Skytrax-winning network of independent airport lounges with more than 80 locations at over 35 international airports globally.


  • Reflecting a coastal Sydney vibe, the lounge is inspired to create an intimate yet calming and relaxing space for global travellers to enjoy unique pre-flight experiences. 
  • Abundance of natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic runway views
  • Tantalising high tea paired with Sri Lanka-based, ethical Dilmah teas 
  • “Glocal” cuisine showcasing classic Aussie dishes and authentic global flavours 

“Sydney is a popular destination and Sydney International Airport is the country’s busiest airport connecting 70% of the world destinations.” said Song Hoi-see, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Plaza Premium Group. “With the latest opening, we are proud to serve in all of Australia’s top three busiest airports – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Thank you to Sydney Airport team for the trust and we will make travel better for global travellers.” 

“Plaza Premium Group’s new lounge at the T1 International terminal is a welcome addition to our extensive lounge portfolio, providing customers with a quiet and comfortable space to relax post or pre-flight. Greater accessibility through Plaza Premium Group’s pay-per-use option also ensures every passenger can enjoy this great new location.” said Vanessa Orth, Chief Commercial Officer of Sydney Airport.  

Led by Australian firm IA Design, the new lounge is dressed in a combination of birch and emerald green, the lounge ambiance is inspired by the country’s abundant beaches, bushlands and natural landscapes. Part of the brand’s promise to promote sustainability, Australian Tasmanian oak sourced locally is incorporated as an appreciation of nature.  Through floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the stunning runway, the space is filled with abundance of day light for travellers to feel at ease. 


Theodore Koumelis

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Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.