Dublin Airport Opens New Premier Lounge For East-Bound Passengers
Dublin Airport has opened a new premier lounge for Business and First-Class passengers travelling to eastern destinations.
The new ‘East Lounge’ is located beyond the passenger security screening area between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and will cater for passengers travelling with Emirates, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.
The East Lounge
“We are very excited to open this dedicated lounge for Business and First-Class passengers travelling eastwards,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.
“East Lounge is an oasis of calm offering customers the space to relax, to dine or to work before boarding their flight. The concept and design of the lounge has a uniquely Irish feel which is warm and welcoming with fantastic views of the airfield and Dublin mountains.”
The interior design and feel of the Lounge are based after the concept of east meeting west.
The logo for the lounge was inspired by the Ogham alphabet, which was used to write the Irish language in the medieval period, and means the point where east meets west.
“The lounge design and ethos fits in beautifully with our Sense of Place Project, which provides passengers flying to Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong and Istanbul a last opportunity to enjoy Irish art, culture, design, food and beverage at the airport before they depart,” Harrison said.
The lounge is divided into work, relaxation, bar and dining areas and can accommodate up to 86 guests. As well as premium food and drink facilities, it offers a concierge service, luxury shower rooms, a quiet prayer room, an entertainment area, charging outlets for multiple devices and high-speed unlimited WiFi.
In addition to this, executive chefs from catering company KSG have created a food and beverage menu showcasing the very best of Irish produce, whereby all products are sourced locally and nationally.
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