Qantas Singapore Lounge wins international design award

By David Flynn , July 2 2014
Qantas Singapore Lounge wins international design award

The Qantas Singapore Lounge is officially an award-winner, having taken out first place in its category at the Seventh Annual International Design Awards.

The lounge, which was the first to follow Qantas' new international lounge blueprint later rolled out in Hong Kong and most recently Los Angeles, snared top spot in the Professional Interior Design category.

The award is shared between lounge designers Felice Carlino of Sumu Design, David Caon from Caon Studio Australia and Pei Yin Loh  fro PDM International Singapore.

The judging panel of the International Design Awards cited the Qantas Singapore Lounge as "celebrating the vibrant nature of the Singapore outdoor hawker centre dining and its chic lifestyle. The aim was to encapsulate the atmosphere, lifestyle and everyday life of Singapore."

That nod to Singapore's iconic hawker centres touch includes the large communal dining room...

... and the open grill cooking station which serves up fresh 'plate of the day' specials.

"The layered textual and spacial design provides customers with a varied and relaxed atmosphere with unique lounge features", adding that the lounge "has been best described as a hotel without the rooms".

"Some Singaporean local elements, like Peranakan floor tiles were incorporated to the reception area, a link to Singapore heritage and old shop-houses."

"A touch of greenery and the use of timber finishes and bamboo floor which reflects the nature and warmth of Singapore."

Read: Qantas Singapore Lounge – a dash of luxe for Lion City travellers

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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

11 Jan 2013

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This is a great lounge and a huge improvement on the old QF/BA lounges in Singapore. I travel to SIN 10 times a year and it makes my tiome in the airport much more pleasent.

07 Aug 2012

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Makes the BA lounge look sad in comparison - especially when going straight from one to the other!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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The QF SIN lounge after refurbishment is truly a world-leading business class lounge. If this is a hotel without the rooms, I should be glad to find the same hotel with the rooms!

A far cry from the pleasant but not outstanding old lounge in SIN, which I visited in late 2011. The fresh sandwiches and hot soup were nice enough, but the new lounge with its barista station, open kitchen and plates of the day has taken the SIN lounge a step up.

It certainly takes the sting out of an old A330 or B747! Qantas - the world's best airline, just not in the air (I believe they actually won this award a couple years back with the SYD F Lounge).

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

13 Sep 2011

Total posts 182

Agreed,  I used the BA lounge, former QF/BA first lounge and it hasn't been updated for years.  Was on a BA flight too, so decided to use the QF lounge and it is far far nicer, however a mate of mine says it can get quite noisy at busy times.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Frequent Flyer

28 May 2011

Total posts 81

Qantas at it's best - something that represents the Australian brand well internationally. I get the feeling the new LAX lounge being shared with one world didn't get the full QF design treatment, which is a shame because David Caon does a great job!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Feb 2014

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The Singapore lounge is superb.  However I wonder about the planning of a new lounge when Qantas is dramatically cutting back flights to Singapore.  Qantas no longer flies from Perth and is cutting back on service from other Australian cities.   We recently took a Jetstar flight to Singapore and found the lounge was closed.  They apparently don’t consider Jetstar and a “mainline" airline. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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The lounge only opens at 14:30 each afternoon, so if you want to use it while flying Jetstar, you need to get one of the late evening departures (they have a nice big group of departures after 18:00).

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 Jan 2013

Total posts 132

What i pity its not open all day! its the only lounge in terminal 1 worth going near!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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It would be open all day if QFi had departures in the morning and early afternoon, but they don't.


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