Airport Lounge Development (ALD), a subsidiary of Collinson Group, and Swissport are to launch a new lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 in response to a significant increase in demand for lounge access from business travellers.
‘Club Aspire’ will open to the public next month, with agents and airline providers already able to make bookings for customers to use the lounge.
Located near Gate 9, the new lounge is designed to meet the needs of discerning travellers, and will open as a number of new airlines start serving Terminal 3, including Delta Air Lines, Philippine Airlines and Garuda Indonesia.
The lounge will be available to premium airline passengers of participating airlines as part of their premium tickets, cardholders of Collinson’s lounge membership programmes Priority Pass, LoungeKey and Lounge Club, as well as to day pass customers purchasing access directly via Swissport’s lounge booking website (executivelounges.com) and through key partners.
‘Club Aspire’ builds on the success of ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’, opened by the joint venture partnership at Heathrow Terminal 5 in 2015, and which is already being expanded to cope with the exceptional customer demand for access with seats for an additional 50 guests soon to be available.
Club Aspire will accommodate more than 120 passengers, who can all enjoy complimentary Prosecco as an introductory offer for the first three months to mark the launch, and offers a quiet zone, dedicated snooze area with lounger seats, free Wi-Fi, charging points and desk areas, a spa, on-site showers and multimedia tables.
The food menu will include complimentary, freshly-prepared breakfast rolls, a salad bar, deli counter, and children’s options. A premium menu with full meals will also be available for a small charge. Drink options will include complimentary premium brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, along with speciality teas and coffees.