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British Airways Lounge Development Manager
As part of British Airways’ £400m investment in its premium product, some of our 40-plus lounges are getting a luxurious new look. BA’s Niall Rooney reviews progress and the newest concepts
The lowdown: Expansive views and expert curation are the signatures of our new lounge (above) in Boston. The lounge also offers direct boarding to the Airbus A380, meaning customers can enjoy their time in the bar perched on one of the Harry Bertoia barstools, part of the designer’s 1952 ‘wire’ collection.
Don’t miss… We’ve worked with the SoWa (South of Washington) Artists Guild to showcase work from local artists alongside pieces from the BA art collection.
When? Opened in March 2017
2. New York
The lowdown: New York to London is our most important route, so an exceptional lounge at both ends is critical. JFK (pictured) will undergo a revamp in late 2018, including a pre-flight dining area in the First lounge and a lobby bar.
Don’t miss… The lobby bar will allow customers to congregate around a central point, with a screen for big sports and entertainment events.
When? October 2018
The lowdown: The new space being developed in Rome has floor-to-ceiling windows affording views of the runways and plenty of natural light – important for transfer customers moving across times zones to keep those melatonin levels balanced.
Don’t miss… The lobby area, with a bar, quiet workspace and multiple power sockets.
When? Spring 2018
4. London Gatwick
The lowdown: The move to the South Terminal this year gave BA the opportunity to invest in a larger lounge (pictured). Both First and Club lounges use a sophisticated-yet-energising grey, pink and red palette with furniture from Boss, lighting by Tom Dixon and bar stools and table lamps designed by Philippe Starck. Artwork by UK artists adorn the walls, including pieces by Turner-prize winning painter Chris Ofili.
Don’t miss… The view of Shakespeare’s Corner, where runway Romeo meets runway Juliet.
When? Opened in January 2017
The lowdown: The terminal serving Scotland’s busy, prosperous northeast city is planned to grow by 50 per cent. The new BA lounge will be in a prime position: it’ll feature a lobby-style bar and a podium-style reception for a more personable welcome.
Don’t miss… Floor-to-ceiling windows showing the east coast’s famously clear skies.
When? Spring 2018
Find out more about British Airways’ lounges and locations at ba.com