Plaza Premium Group unveiled its brand-new combo lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 recently, combining both The Plaza Premium First and the Plaza Premium Lounge under one roof.
KLIA is the second airport to feature this new combo lounge concept, almost three months after Plaza Premium Group first introduced it at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport last December.
With the concept requiring an area of 1,500-2,000m2, the biggest challenge in expanding to other airports in the region and beyond was getting the space to do so at matured airports, shared Song Hoi-See, CEO and founder of Plaza Premium Group.
As the current sole partner, Singapore Airlines’ business class and first-class passengers have complimentary access to The Plaza Premium First lounge at KLIA. Song targets to increase this to at least 10 similar partnerships with foreign airlines flying into KLIA Terminal 1 by year end.
Plaza Premium First and Plaza Premium Lounge offer different dining experiences to cater to their guests’ needs. Plaza Premium First serves a curated experience with an à la carte menu while Plaza Premium Lounge’s offers a buffet menu.
Both offer dedicated spaces to suit travellers’ needs, be it to relax, dine, socialise or work. There are also private rooms for families and for corporate use.
Open to travellers on a pay-per-use basis, Plaza Premium First’s rate is 202 ringgit (US$45) per person for a two-hour lounge use while Plaza Premium Lounge charges 146 ringgit per person for the same amount of time.
Currently, Plaza Premium Group operates its lounges in more than 70 international airports globally, with another lounge opened earlier this month at Adelaide International.
In Malaysia, it operates seven lounges with plans to expand in East Malaysia.
The group is also looking to expand its products and offerings to Miami, Florida and Denver in the US, Ching Tao and Chongqing in China, Abu Dhabi, Amman and Jeddah.