Cathay Pacific has opened its new lounge at Vancouver International Airport.
The new lounge measures 510 square metres, with a seating capacity of 108 people offering a supremely comfortable exclusive environment of understated luxury in which passengers can relax before their flight out of Vancouver.
Designed by Studioilse, the London-based design firm led by Ilse Crawford, the new lounge features warm, natural materials like wood and stone, alongside softened acoustics and lighting.
Cherry wood walls and a limestone floor are framed with details such as glazed screens and green ceramic tiles in The Noodle Bar, bronze and brass highlights in the main entrance and bar area. An abundance of plants adds colour to the space and specially sourced artwork reflects the local culture of B.C. – giving the feel of a comfortable domestic space rather than a standard airline lounge.
Natural sunlight filters through the windows; bespoke chairs and side tables with in-built lamps and sockets are placed by the glass so passengers can enjoy views of the airport runway and mountains beyond.
Passengers can take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lounge and three individual workstations with iMacs and printers in The Bureau.
Dining is a focal part of the Cathay Pacific lounge experience and Vancouver’s lounge features the signature Noodle Bar, which offers a selection of soup including wonton noodle soup, dan dan noodle soup and authentic Hong Kong- style fish ball noodle soup. Another dining highlight is The Pantry, where passengers can enjoy cold cuts, a selection of cheese, salads, western hot food, fruits, desserts and tapas.
Located in the International Terminal, between departure gates D66 and D67, the new lounge adopts the airline’s contemporary and elegant design template, which has already been rolled out in Cathay Pacific lounges in Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei and Haneda Airport.
The lounge is open to First and Business Class passengers on Cathay Pacific and members of the Marco Polo Club with Silver Card status or above and members of all tiers who earn lounge passes and/or their friends and family, including oneworld members with Sapphire status or above.
The lounge is open daily from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm to 2.00 am, but adjusted seasonally according to the Cathay Pacific flight schedule.
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