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British Airways has given its flagship Concorde Room an overdue gussy-up, with the exclusive London Heathrow T5 first class lounge now boasting a fresh 'terrace' concept.
A 'Best of British Design' treatment has breathed new life into the dowdy well-worn lounge, transforming it into a stylish showpiece for BA's first class flyers.
The refresh included new feature furniture and a re-upholstering of many existing iconic pieces, then softening the space with hand-blown glass lighting, bone linen shades and ochre silk linings.
The terrace, with its views over the runway, sees luxurious sofas and chairs framed by sheer drapes to create a series of semi-private retreat spaces with a modern British drawing room vibe.
On a more practical level, the airline says that "mobile phone chargers" – by which we presume they mean USB ports, not actual chargers – "are also on hand for travellers to ensure their devices are fully charged before they fly."
BA has of course retained the dining room with its a la carte menu, full waiter service and private booths, along with private cabana rooms with a day bed and en suite bathroom.
“We believe our customers will love the new look and feel of the Concorde Room, in particular the terrace that we have re-designed to create a private oasis in the middle of a bustling airport" says Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience.