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British Airways is in the middle of a much needed lounge investment program and after announcing the reopening of a significantly improved lounge in Johannesburg a couple of weeks ago, the airline now says that it has reopened its revamped lounge in Geneva.
- Opening hours are 06:00 to 22:30 daily
- The lounge is airside, in the main terminal on the mezzanine level
- The new space now covers over 3,500 square feet (327 square meters)
British Airways says that the lounge has been designed to give guests “a warm welcome and offer a place to relax or work prior to their travels” and has been set out to offer guests separate designated areas designed to meet different needs.
In the center of the lounge is a “lobby bar” offering guests a variety of spirits, beers and soft drinks as well as a selection of fine wines…
…while Prosecco had been made available throughout the lounge for guests to help themselves.
If the bar isn’t to your taste, an area to one side of the dining area has been designated as a “craft beer room” where BA says guests can discover new drinks and “make the most of the draft beer taps featuring BrewDog Punk IPA and Indie Pale Ale“.
The lounge’s dining area appears to be primarily based around bar-style seating (based on the images provided) and offers an “enhanced dining menu” of grilled paninis, continental cheeses, fresh fruit, soups and “warming main dishes” appropriate to the time of day.
A selection of desserts, cakes and biscuits are also available throughout the day to go alongside a coffee from one of the two newly installed “barista units”.
The main seating areas of the lounge offer a mixture of armchairs and banquette seating with power outlets available for anyone who wishes to get some work done or recharge their phones/laptops/tablets.
The refurbished British Airways lounge in Geneva follows the same blueprint as a lot of the recent lounge refurbishments we’ve seen from the airline and, on the whole, that’s pretty good news.
This particular lounge looks bright (even if the large windows appear to look into the terminal rather than out on to the airport apron) and at over 3,500 square feet should be large enough to limit the risk of overcrowding during busier times.
We’ll have to wait to hear and read some first-hand reports on the new lounge as flyers get to try it out before a definitive verdict can be reached (I’ll be interested to know what the food options are like and if there are enough power outlets) but from what we can see so far this looks like another solid lounge refurbishment from British Airways.