BA has undertaken, to use its lexicon, a “refresh” of its Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5.
There are no structural changes to the lounge as such. The basic layout and services in the lounge remain the same. The main changes are the reulphostering of furniture and changes to the layout of the terrace area with the addition of new sofas, day loungers and cabanas. And duck feet lamps.
A set of press images and video is below.
To quote those well known Australian cultural commentators Kath & Kim: “It’s nice. It’s different. It’s unusual.”
On related news, London Heathrow Terminal 5 has gained its second paid-for access lounge with the opening of a Plaza Premium lounge.The lounge is next to Gate A7 in the main terminal. The lounge is open from 05:00 to 22:00 daily. It promises views of the runway, showers, and a full bar and fresh food. No press pictures are available but Plaza Premium has built up a highly regarded portfolio of lounges at London Heathrow so it should impress.
Passengers travelling in First Class and holders of Concorde Room Cards are eligible to access the lounge which is located in the South end of the terminal. It can be accessed via the First lounge if using the First Wing to check-in or through a dedicated door next to the Fast Track South Security lanes.
BA is expected undertake a more widespread refurbishment of its London Heathrow Galleries lounge complex in the coming years. BA is also revamping its worldwide lounges over the next few years. The only other Concorde Room on the network, at New York JFK, should be refurbished as part of this.