Star Alliance travellers jetting out of Rome will enjoy a lush lounge experience following the opening of the new Star Alliance lounge at Fiumicino Airport.
Located on the upper level of Boarding Zone D in Terminal 3, with room for 130 passengers, the lounge is handy to the departure gates used by Star Alliance member airlines making short- to medium-range flights to European destinations in the Schengen Zone.
It's based on the same upmarket design as its popular siblings at Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
However, there's always some room for a local influence – in this instance, with Italian designer furniture providing an elegant, modern and fashionable look.
Preflight dining also enjoys an Italian touch including made-to-order signature dishes...
... and as for drinks, of course there's a tended bar and barista-pulled coffee.
The lounge has dedicated areas where travellers can work, relax or socialise...
... and – something we love to see in any lounge – there's no shortage of AC and USB power sockets so your tech can recharge at the same time as you.
(Curious about that quotation on the wall? It's a famous saw from Galileo which declares "all truths are easy to understand once they have been revealed. The difficulty is to discover them.")
Another welcome touch which we've seen in quite a few lounges of late is a private zone for making phone calls.
The Star Alliance lounge at Rome's Fiumicino Airport is open daily from 5.15am to 9.15pm for first class and business class passengers on Star Alliance member airlines as well as Star Alliance Gold-grade frequent flyers.
Early 2019 will see another all-new Star Alliance lounge open Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, along with a refresh for the existing lounges in Nagoya and Paris.
Rome is certainly seeing some swish lounges of late, with this new entry from Star Alliance following the opening of a similarly stylish space from Oneworld airline and Qantas partner British Airways.