Vancouver Airport gets new Plaza Premium lounge

By David Flynn, February 14 2014
Vancouver Airport gets new Plaza Premium lounge

Travellers at Vancouver International Airport now have one more place to cool their heels with this month's opening of the new Plaza Premium Lounge.

A five-month renovation has seen this massive pay-per-use lounge – which at a sprawling 6,700 ft² is the largest lounge of its kind in Canada – designed along the same lines as its recently-opened sibling in Hong Kong.

Shaped by the hand of leading Hong Kong designer Kinney Chan of Kinney Chan & Associates, the lounge is divided into several zones and seating options to cater for the different needs of a variety of guests.

Catering to single travellers, couples and large groups, guests can choose to take a seat at one of the comfortable sofa chairs, share a communal table or appreciate the panoramic view of the runway through expansive windows.

While the neutral palette conveys warmth, Chan has taken full advantage of the full-length windows, inviting an abundance of natural light into the space.

Visitors preparing for a long-haul flight or transit passengers midway through their journey can freshen up in one of the two showers, each one stocked with the full set of amenities, or take a nap in one of three nap rooms.

And as with Hong Kong flagship lounge, the dining areas are designed so guests can interact with the friendly staff at the various food stations and indulge in a selection of appetising delicacies.

A single lounge visit starts at C$35 for a two-hour stay and includes full use of the lounge facilities and all food and beverages. Showers, the VIP room and nap rooms are charged separately.

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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.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Feb 2016

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Hi, thanks for the article. 

Visited this lounge before my QF to Syd. I paid $33.60 CAD- 2 hrs use including shower.  You ask for key at reception. 
Arrived 16:00 and it was crowded. Buffet was under average but sufficed.
I got the upgrade to J on QF but CX new lounge wasn't opened til close to my departure and I'd been travelling all day.  
My review- good to use before long flight back to Oz but be prepared for crowds at peak times and two small buffet areas. Comfy lounge chairs to be found with charging facilities. Lounge faces west and can be hot in summer time. 


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