Air New Zealand this week will be opening a new lounge at theÂ Auckland International Airport. The airline has partnered with award-winning global architecture firm Gensler to design the 2,000 square-meter lounge that isÂ set toÂ accommodateÂ more than 375 customersâ€”a 40Â percentÂ increase of space fromÂ their previous lounge. Created with customersâ€™ comfort and satisfaction in mind, the lounge is separated into several zones, including aÂ business zone that is equipped with printing facilities, a new food theater, a central bar area offering barista-made coffee and alcoholic beverages, as well as a kids zone. The lounge features plenty of different styles of seating and an outdoor terrace overlooking the runway, complete with a fireplace.
â€śThe challenge was to design a lounge that reflected the Air New Zealand brand, responded to the unique sense of place, and elevated the customer experience. We are optimistic we have achieved these goals and itâ€™s very exciting to see the project completed,” Gensler principal architect David Loyola said.
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