OPEN­ING DATE EL­I­GI­BIL­ITY

Business Traveler (USA) - - SPECIAL REPORT -

June 2014 First and busi­ness class pas­sen­gers of Qan­tas (QF), Cathay Pa­cific (CX) and Bri­tish Air­ways (BA). Gold and high­ertier mem­bers of the Qan­tas Fre­quent Flyer pro­gram. Gold and di­a­mond card­hold­ers of CX’s Marco Polo Club, as well as sil­ver and gold mem­bers of BA’s Ex­ec­u­tive Club. Qan­tas Club mem­bers and Oneworld Sap­phire/Emer­ald trav­el­ers.

The fa­cil­ity fea­tures a mod­ern de­sign con­cept that re­flects Cal­i­for­nian cul­ture. Ini­tially the space was able to ac­com­mo­date 400 cus­tomers, and with fur­ther ex­pan­sion sched­uled to open last month, it will of­fer ex­panded seat­ing for 200 more cus­tomers. El­i­gi­ble pas­sen­gers can en­joy com­pli­men­tary WiFi, work­sta­tions and nine shower suites with ameni­ties by Australia’s own Aurora Spa Retreat.

Aus­tralian chef Neil Perry has de­signed the new dining of­fer­ings based on sig­na­ture QF lounge fa­vorites, with in­flu­ences that rep­re­sent mul­ti­cul­tural Los An­ge­les. On top of that, there is a cock­tail bar serv­ing sig­na­ture cock­tails and wines, along­side a barista ser­vice.

The lounge is home to a communal fire­place, where guests are able to re­lax.

Given the over­all lack­lus­ter qual­ity present in most air­port lounges in the US, the Los An­ge­les Busi­ness Lounge feels like a breath of fresh air.

qan­tas.com.au, cathay­pa­cific.com and britishair­ways.com

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