Inside the latest Swiss Business and Senator lounges at Zurich Airport

By David Flynn, July 13 2018

Swiss is known for its uniquely stylish lounges, and the newest additions to its home at Zurich Airport only serve to cement that reputation.

The swish Swiss lounges at Zurich's Lounge Centre A

There are two lounges in what the Star Alliance member calls Lounge Centre A, both intended to serve travellers on short-range flights within Europe.

The swish Swiss lounges at Zurich's Lounge Centre A

The Business lounge caters for passengers in business class on Swiss and its partner Lufthansa Group airlines plus Miles & More members holding Frequent Traveller status, while the Senator lounge is reserved for high-flying Senator and HON Circle members of the Miles & More frequent flyer scheme and their Star Alliance Gold equivalents.

The swish Swiss lounges at Zurich's Lounge Centre A

Both lounges are furnished in the same timelessly Swiss ‘living room ambience’ design as their international siblings, including the flagship Swiss lounges at Zurich’s Terminal E.

Travellers walk past the reception desk or swipe their way through one of two automated entry gates, stroll onto bright oiled-Swiss-oak parquet floors and can settle into elegant furniture from top Swiss designers such as Vitra and deSede.

The swish Swiss lounges at Zurich's Lounge Centre A

A ‘zonal’ floorplan creates spaces to suit each passenger’s needs, from cosy private niches to workstations, individual offices, a relaxation room complete and access to five shower suites shared between both lounges.

The swish Swiss lounges at Zurich's Lounge Centre A

Preflight dining at market hall-style food areas with a cooking zone and self-serve bistro is complemented by a bar area with airport views plus – and this is a rather Swiss thing – outdoor areas for smokers.

Also very Swiss, and catering for an arguably healthier addiction, is the plentiful supply of delicious Swiss chocolates. 

The Swiss’ Lounge Centre A at Zurich Airport is open from 5.30am too 10.30pm daily.

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David Flynn

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.

TAADC9

TAADC9

10 Feb 2012

Total posts 9

Looks the same as the new Qantas fit outs.

Joe

Joe

03 May 2013

Total posts 359

At least the don't have concrete floors(mind boggles; which brainiac came up that one for QF lounges in SIN/HKG)

VadoInAereo

VadoInAereo

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

25 May 2018

Total posts 1

I passed through ZRH just a couple of weeks ago and the new lounges hadn’t opened yet, as a *G in business I was redirected to a contract lounge. Looks like poor timing on my part!

bl812

bl812

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

11 Mar 2015

Total posts 174

flew on first class with SQ in January-and had to use the swiss business lounge-very mediocre -hardly anything as a choice for brekkie-the whisky bar is good but for early flights nobody drinks -much-this is the new version while they were renovating had to use some horrible alternatives for all Europian flights-it's sill beyond me why Swiss doesn't allow first class SQ passengers to use first class lobby instead a mediocre business lounge after all they both belong the same alliance group....

Lucien

Lucien

19 Jan 2018

Total posts 5

Five showers will be a very welcome improvement on their previous miserable number. Being fourth in line to use the only shower when you have a tight connection is no fun, which was my last experience in a Swiss lounge in Zurich - abandoned pre-shower.

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