British Airways will embark on a million-pound makeover for its flagship first class and business class airport lounges at London Heathrow's T5 terminal in the next few years.
The first class and business class lounges will inherit an evolution of the new-look BA lounge design applied to the airline’s recently-opened lounges at London’s Gatwick Airport (below) and Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Also in for a luxe redo is the exclusive Concorde Room, which BA reserves for its first class passengers and elite Executive Club members holding either a Concorde Room Card or invitation-only black Premier card.
(The BA First Class Lounge, on the other hand, is in fact the domain of almost-top-tier frequent flyers such as BA Executive Club Gold members, Qantas Platinums and other Oneworld Emerald-equivalents).
Other lounges in the works and slated for a ribbon-cutting in the second half of 2018 include New York’s JFK airport, which will see a substantially larger first class and business class lounges with their own dedicated pre-flight dining rooms; and San Francisco, which will gain a new loft level allowing direct boarding onto the upper deck of an Airbus A380.
In the meantime, New York’s Concorde Room will undergo a revamp extending through to October this year, while the London Heathrow Concorde Room will receive a ‘light touch’ refresh including “new furniture and a refreshed look and feel."