It's been a long time coming, but Qantas' stunning new first class lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport has finally opened.
While the state of the art lounge will be officially launched on December 2 by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, Qantas First Class passengers, Platinum, Platinum One and Chairman's Lounge members and their Oneworld Emerald equivalents can enjoy all the lounge has to offer immediately.
The new lounge has seating for 240 travellers in a relaxed setting, with marble floors and tabletops, timber furnishings, and splashes of brass and greenery creating a welcoming atmosphere.
The dining area is spacious enough to allow people easy access during busy times while a live cooking station and cocktail bar service serving Champagne, tasty spritzes and iconic Singapore-inspired cocktails is a great spot to enjoy a quiet tipple.
All food and drink available is curated by Neil Perry, Qantas’ Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service. Speaking with Executive Traveller he said, "it’s super-exciting to have a full kitchen at our disposal when we're designing a menu." He promises Qantas favourites such as the delicious salt and pepper squid will feature on the menu alongside Singaporean favourites.
Halfway into the lounge is another bar, along with several laptop and charging stations for those who need to catch up on a bit of work. At the far end of the lounge is a private U-shaped banquette seating area with plush armchairs and comfortable sofas for those seeking a bit of rest.
If you're looking to freshen up there are ten shower suites with LaGaia Unedited First spa products, although disappointingly no spa treatment is available. Each suite is sparsely decorated but offers all the amenities you need to get yourself ready for your long flight ahead.
The Qantas First Class Lounge in Singapore Changi Airport is open daily from 2.30pm until midnight. The Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card won't get you into this lounge, but it will get you two passes into the almost-as-impressive Qantas Business Lounge - to learn more, click here.