TALKING POINT | Sydney's well-worn Qantas international business class lounge is finally getting the make-over it deserves, and which the Flying Kangaroo's business travellers and Gold-grade frequent flyers have been waiting for.
As we've previously reported, renovations will begin in the third quarter of this year and stretch through until the tail end of 2019 – a long timeframe made necessary by the need to keep the lounge open during the multimillion-dollar works.
Qantas designer David Caon is leading the project – which we rate as a plus, because we're generally fans of his clean, fresh and understated aesthetic – in collaboration with Australian architecture firm Bates Smart.
But given that we've got Australia's largest readership of business travellers and frequent flyers on tap, we figured it's appropriate to hear what you want from this all-new lounge.
Qantas has said that family zone will remain, as will the bar – but can either of those be improved from their present state, and what would make them better?
We're fans of the morning juice bar and the lounge-made gelato, so our vote is certainly to keep those.
Neil Perry's Qantas Rockpool team will come to the fore with a 'dining concept' – should this include a dedicated dining area similar to the Qantas first class lounge?
And given Caon's work on Qantas' Singapore and Hong Kong lounges, are there any aspects of those lounges which you'd like to see appear in the new-look Sydney business class lounge? Or anything from Qantas' recently-opened Brisbane international business lounge, for that matter?
Share your thoughts with other AusBT readers (and Qantas, too, because we know they're reading this!) in the comments area below...