Mar 23, 2018
Ahead of the inaugural Perth to London Dreamliner service on 24 March, Perth International Airport has undergone a sophisticated, wellness-focused transformation with the opening of a new Qantas lounge.
An open-air terrace, clean food and even a yoga-stretch class: the new Perth International Transit Lounge promises travellers a modern and innovative space to refresh and relax.
Designed to incorporate evidence-based wellness principles, the new lounge features ‘light therapy’ outlets in the bathrooms to ease body clocks into time changes, studios hosting yoga-inspired stretch classes for circulation, a hydration station and light, nourishing meals.
These unique touches were developed by Australian industrial designer David Caon in conjunction with the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre to ease the exhaustion of long-haul travel through research and clever design.
A Neil Perry-crafted menu offers guests wholesome, nutritious meals to help recharge their batteries with dishes like soups with homemade damper, energising salad bowls and grilled mushrooms served straight from the outdoor BBQ. Anyone looking to indulge will still have the chance, with premium wine and beer with some local representation in Margaret River-sourced beverages. The popular hydration station Remedy will continue to offer refreshing fruit-infused water, tisanes and organic kombucha to fight dehydration and aid digestion.
Business travellers won’t be neglected either with the requisite mod cons like USB charging ports, wireless printing, shower suites, TV screens and Wi-Fi throughout the lounge. Night owls will also appreciate the on-site barista coffee.
Located in the new T3/T4 integrated domestic and international passenger hub, Perth International Transit Lounge will welcome customers travelling in Business, Gold, Platinum as well as Platinum One Frequent Flyers, oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers and Qantas Club Frequent Flyers and guests.
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