Hobart Airport's Qantas Club lounge gets a lift

By David Flynn , February 4 2016
Hobart Airport's Qantas Club lounge gets a lift

Some may consider it the forgotten child of Australia's lounge network, but Hobart Airport is about to get a little extra love from Qantas – and right on time for valentine's Day, at that.

Qantas is upgrading Hobart's Qantas Club lounge with more seats, more space, a new buffet and – contains yourselves – a sandwich press, putting yummy DIY toasties on the menu.

The Hobart Qantas Club will close on February 9 for a quick make-over, and when it re-opens on February 13 the existing business centre will have been removed to create an open space for extra seating.

However, there'll still be a single Mac desktop (which also runs Windows) and printer on hand.

The refitted lounge will have room for 95 travellers.

But more of the lounge action in 2016 is taking place well north of Bass Strait, with Qantas set to open four lounges at Brisbane in the second half of this year.

That roster includes a redesign and expansion of the Qantas Club and construction of a new Business Lounge for domestic business class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers, which is tipped to follow the lead of Perth’s new Business Lounge (below) but with hints of Queensland in the design.

There'll also be a new invitation-only Chairman's Lounge for VIPs and high-value customers, while at Brisbane's International Terminal, the current first class and business class lounges will merge into a single modern lounge with an expanded footprint.

Read more: Four new Qantas lounges will open at Brisbane Airport this year

Follow Australian Business Traveller on Twitter: we're @AusBT

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

QF

04 Feb 2016

Total posts 4

Good news, the Hobart lounge gets impossibly crowded at times

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

30 May 2013

Total posts 321

Whilst this is good news, I've been hoping for a bigger announcement about a new lounge as part Hobart Airport's on-going expension plans. Rumour is the whole departures area will be having a major makeover and expansion soon.

undertheradar Banned
undertheradar Banned

28 Oct 2011

Total posts 662

until (the 'owners' of) HBA actually complete ...key word, COMPLETE these 'plans/rumours', QF can (should) only do the best within its current space, and i'm sure, after HBA 'sorts itself out'...then QF will 'spend the bigger bucks', as they might have something more tangible/permanent to work with...and space to actually expand.

 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Feb 2015

Total posts 301

Hi, have you received any news on the timelines of the Brisbane international upgrade of the Qantas lounge? When will it close and for how long? Also will we be sent to the Emirates lounge during the construction phase?

thanks.

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2397

Mark: see the line at the bottom that says "Read more: Four new Qantas lounges will open at Brisbane Airport this year"..? Click that and you'll find what you seek.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Jul 2014

Total posts 144

I liked the Hobart lounge, reminded me of a bigger version of theTamworth Regional Lounge, looks like a great win for flyers from Hobart.

sgb
sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

Total posts 745

Qantas is upgrading their Hobart Club Lounge with a self service sandwich press, stand by for smoke alarm activations. Surely some gourmet food would have been better than greasy toasties.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

Total posts 1221

A sandwich press. Groundbreaking.

sgb
sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

Total posts 745

Yes, I can hardly wait for the next Board Room Meeting approving the chips deep fryer and the milk shake machine, may as well do the complete Coles Cafeteria retro look - that would be ground breaking.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

07 Feb 2013

Total posts 558

Come to the virgin lounge sometime, bogans queued up for toasties stacking plates so high with food you would think it was their last meal!

sgb
sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

Total posts 745

Oh I see, they have copied the idea from Virgin.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Oct 2017

Total posts 1

Has this happened yet?


Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Hobart Airport's Qantas Club lounge gets a lift