Located upstairs between Gates 10 and 11, the new Qantas Business Lounge shares its entry foyer with the Qantas Club
Also discretely tucked away to one side of the foyer is the invitation-only Chairman's Lounge, marked simply as 'Private Lounge'
The Qantas Business Lounge has capacity for 248 business-class bums on seats
The design and decor brings together everything from Qantas' 'new domestic experience' rollout
This includes the 'island dining' area across from the servery
A second bench opposite the bar will probably be more for island drinking than island dining
The view..? Well, it's not quite as scenic as you get from the much larger Qantas Club
Hot lunch items from the Neil Perry menu include a mild braised chilli pork, steamed rice and tomato & basic soup.
Cheese selection including (at right) bitey cheddar and guava paste instead of the more common quince
There's also the same variety of salads, dips, deli meats and vegetables as in the Qantas Club, most of which are prepared fresh on premises
Snacks for coffee and tea range from shortbread to licorice!
Also in a starring role in the new Business Lounge are these exceptionally comfortable David Caon chairs
As in the Qantas Club, the design delineates several nooks rather than creating one cavernous open space
There's no shortage of magazines to flick through before your flight
240V AC and Ethernet sockets are concealed under the centre compartments on these two eight-seat laptop benches
The eight iMacs, which can also run Windows 7 Profesisonal, are connected to a pair of multifunction print-scan-fax machines
The toilets are well-appointed and include Molton Brown hand wash gel and moisturising hand lotion
Don't trust this sign: the three showers are actually outside the lounge's reception area
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