Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has embarked on a refurb of the four Golden Lounge facilities at its KLIA hub.
Central to the Golden Lounge refurbishment program are new demonstration kitchens where chefs will create Malaysian and international gourmet dishes while interacting with travellers and customising meals to their personal tastes.
There will also be a bistro service in the business lounges, and a revamped fine dining experience in the first class lounge, with all locations also receiving faster wireless internet and additional universal power sockets, allowing visitors to easily recharge their devices without an adaptor.
Adopting a design created by internationally-renowned firm Duoz – the same company behind the RitzCarlton Kuala Lumpur and the Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay – guests will notice patches of greenery for a touch of colour throughout, and to minimise disruption to travellers, only two lounges will be refurbished at one time.
The Regional Golden Lounge in the Main Terminal Building was closed last Friday and will reopen on 15 August 2017. This facility is used by passengers on regional international services to destinations such as Singapore, ASEAN and the SASC (South Asian Sub-Continent). Passengers travelling in business class or who hold oneworld Sapphire/Emerald frequent flyer status (including MH and QF Gold and Platinum members) will be directed to the 24-hour International First or Business Class Golden Lounges in the Satellite Terminal Building (STB).
Under oneworld Alliance lounge access rules Sapphire/Emerald frequent flyers are also able to use the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge which is also located within the STB.
The Domestic Golden Lounge will close between 2 June and 15 August. As passengers cannot access the airport’s international departures area where the International First and Business Class Golden Lounges are located, a temporary lounge space will be created at gate B3. Here lounge-eligible passengers will find light refreshments available along with dedicated seating, wireless Internet, newspapers, magazines and flight information screens.
Toilets, showers and prayer rooms won’t be offered within this temporary space, although the nearest restrooms can be found just outside the gate area, with the closest prayer room aside the Malaysia Airlines Gate A transfer desk.