New-look Virgin Trains First Class Lounge has been opened at King’s Cross Station following a stylish makeover.
It is one of eight lounges between London and Edinburgh to have been given an upgrade which includes doubling the seating capacity and giving more options to hold meetings, work and unwind in an appealing environment. A splash of red has been introduced into the design, which includes a feature wall depicting the city's skyline, new meeting points, desks for customers to work at and relaxation spots to unwind.
Free Wi-Fi and powerpoints have been provided throughout, along with soft drinks, snacks and newspapers. Meanwhile, on-site massages will be available on selected days for customers visiting the company's flagship King's Cross lounge and a calming zen garden is also being trialed for a month.
The latest improvements come after the company embarked on a £21m refurbishment of its trains, including putting leather seat covers in First Class. Lounges in Edinburgh, Berwick, Leeds, Newcastle, Doncaster, Darlington, Darlington and Wakefield have also all been refurbished.
David Horne, the company’s managing director for the east coast route, said: “This is the latest investment that will help us lift the experience for our First Class customers.
“We know that being able to relax ahead of a journey or prepare for that key business meeting is one of the things that our customers really value. We’re confident that providing some Virgin style to these Lounges will help us to meet this increasing demand for First Class travel.”