Singapore Airlines (SIA) will invest more than SGD50 million (approx AUD$50.5 million) in a major revamp of its SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 3, with work due to commence in August 2019 and expected to be completed by mid-2021.
The new lounges will offer more generous open spaces, upgraded facilities and greater F&B selections. Suites and First Class customers will enjoy a new The Private Room and First Class Lounge, with carefully designed luxurious and intimate seating spaces suitable for both work and rest. The First Class Lounge will continue to feature a flagship bar, and The Private Room will feature a full-service fine dining section within the lounge.
The Business Class Lounge will feature four distinct zones that cater to travellers with different needs. Customers with a short transit can have a light snack in a relaxed café setting, while those with more time to spend may explore a full selection of Asian and international cuisines in the dining hall, including live stations that will offer signature local delights. A full service bar that doubles up as a self service breakfast station in the mornings will be a highlight. Productivity pods will also be available for customers who need a discreet corner to catch up on work, plus an additional rest area with chaises longues.
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge will double in capacity and include dedicated working spaces, as well as larger al fresco seating and dining areas. The lounge will also be equipped with restrooms and showers.
SIA has engaged renowned hospitality designers Hirsch Bedner Associates to inject a fresh look and feel to each lounge that is modern yet homely.
The construction process will be carried out over four phases, during which the lounges will be progressively renovated in sections, starting with the Business Class Lounge, followed by the First Class Lounge and The Private Room, and finally the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge. Customers affected by renovation works will be invited to temporary lounges to ensure minimal disruption during this period.
IMAGES: Artist impression of new Lounges