Collinson Group, owners of Priority Pass, and Swissport, have announced the opening of the first independent, shared use lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5.

‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’ will be jointly owned and operated by Swissport and Airport Lounge Development (ALD), Collinson Group’s lounge operating arm.

Located at Gate A18 in Terminal 5, it will be the first lounge open to all travellers.

Priority Pass members will have access to the lounge as part of their membership, while travellers without membership can enjoy three hours in ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’ for £35 when booked in advance at www.executivelounges.com or for £40 at reception on the day subject to availability.

The lounge is open from 05:00 until 23:00 daily.

Errol McGlothan, general manager EMEA, Collinson Group said: “Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5 has been designed to meet the exacting needs of the millions of travellers who travel through the terminal every year. Using insights gained from frequent travellers, we are confident that we’ve delivered the most compelling destination lounge where travellers can relax and refresh ahead of their next journey. Developed in partnership with Swissport, we are delighted to offer travellers access to an independent lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 for the first time.”

The 4,000sq ft. lounge space offers a British-inspired seasonal food and drink menu which includes a wide range of complimentary as well as premium (chargeable) options, changing throughout the day. Guests can also enjoy a unique opportunity to sample Spey Whisky, draught beer and a selection of wines on a complimentary basis or choose to pay for carefully selected ‘Wine Flights’, an innovative way to taste a variety of wines from different regions.

A highlight of the lounge is the ‘Bliss Spa at Aspire’ which includes a range of facials, manicures and pedicures available as refreshing 20-minute express, or luxurious 40-minute appointments.

Meanwhile, travellers on business will have access to connected work spaces with complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, charging posts and designated quiet zones.

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