Star Alliance travellers to Brazil can now enjoy a new world-class lounge at San Paulo–Guarulhos Airport.
It's the fourth lounge to be opened by the alliance rather than a partner airline, and follows the same concepts as set out in its predecessors at Los Angeles, Paris and Buenos Aires.
The design contains familiar 'Star Alliance branding elements' with plenty of local touches to celebrate the lounge's location.
For Sao Paulo – Brazil's largest city – that meant "a very Brazilian look and feel, reflecting the strong artesian heritage of the country," according to Star Alliance.
"The use of wood, rope, natural fibres and typical ceramic finishing bring cosiness to a sophisticated interior and provides a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere to customers."
This gives the lounge a unique ambiance, with the various seating areas divided into a variety of different sections.
Some of the country’s most talented designers used mainly native Brazilian materials to create specially handcrafted furniture.
These chairs certainly look comfortable enough to while away the pre-flight hours.
As you'd expect, there's a buffet...
... and as you'd hope, there's a bar too.
Want to freshen up before your flight? Head to one of the four shower suites.
Naturally there's free wi-fi and plenty of AC and USB power sockets, along with wireless printing.
Located at Terminal 3, the lounge's footprint covers 1,350 square metres with room for 295 guests.
Those guests will find the lounge open from noon to 3am but will need to be flying in first or business class or holding Star Alliance Gold status to get through the door.
Air Canada, Air China, Lufthansa, SWISS, South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, TAP and United all operate from Terminal 3.
Avianca will remain in Terminal 1 and Copa Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines will continue to operate from Terminal 2, where Star says that "third party lounges will be available for eligible customers."
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