Renovations at the Qantas Melbourne domestic Business Lounge

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Kitch

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2015

Total posts 72

Hi,

i'm visting the domestic business lounge on sunday, just wondering what does it look like, whats shut off due to renovations. Thanks

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 281

When I was last there (that was last month, I think) the lounge was mostly still intact. You enter via the new QANTAS Club now though.


Once the new Business Lounge is ready they’ll close off the old one for the third and final stage of the renovations.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 990

Hi Kitch: right now the Qantas Melbourne business lounge looks the same as it has for years, only smaller and thus more crowded due to renovations to create the new business lounge (which is due to open in September). You come up the escalators, turn right into the new Qantas Club (also smaller and more crowded than it will be when renovations are complete) and walk right to the end, past the bar. This used to be the rear of the business lounge, now it's the temporary entry. Buffet, bar, kitchen, dining area are all the same as you're used to.


The work currently going on basically stretches along the footprint of the old Qantas Club, including the old entry to the business lounge. Come September, that area will open with all-new design, furniture, fittings, Noodle Bar dining etc, and what's now the current business lounge will close for the final stage of the project.


There's a bit more on all this towards the bottom of this article: https://www.ausbt.com.au/first-photos-qantas-opens-new-look-melbourne-qantas-club-lounge


Last editedby David at Jul 28, 2018, 07:58 PM.

Matt_01

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Feb 2016

Total posts 57

Whilst I would agree with the "smaller and crowded" at least the drab furniture has gone.


For the QP when you come up the escalator, you turn right. Out of habit and as a frequent traveller I still turn left then think reno.


Come Sep, I can go back to my old ways.


Last editedby Matt_01 at Jul 28, 2018, 06:59 PM.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 990

This will be one of the better changes to the whole Melbourne lounge layout: no more having to walk through the Qantas Club to get to the Business Lounge, let alone that odd chicane of an exitway. Two lounges, each with their own entry, and to get out you just walk back the way you came in!

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 281

The Business Lounge will be better than before, but the QANTAS Club has lost its runway views.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 481

The Qantas club though is very nice compared to before. We left the old business lounge in favour of it last week.

silvyvc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 Jun 2017

Total posts 62

Just visited the QF Club on Friday and it's definitely an improvement over the previous version, in saying that, you can feel the lack of natural light. Will be interesting to see how the new QF J lounge goes.

John Odlum

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 15

Outside of peak times the new Qantas Club is a very nice place to be, especially around the bar. But it's such a narrow design that there is nowhere really quiet to sit and relax because there are almost always people walking past you not too far away.

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