Delta And Virgin Atlantic Opening a Lounge Bar in London

London O2 Arena

Back in April, Amex announced that they’re opening a private lounge for cardholders in London’s O2 Arena and now, it seems that Delta and Virgin Atlantic have had a similar idea.London O2 Arena

Image courtesy of Mark Spurgeon

From the press release:

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, the official airline partners of The O2, will bring the renowned hospitality they offer at 30,000 feet to the U.K.’s most exciting entertainment venue this summer, with the launch of NY-LON Lounge Bar. Honouring the airlines’ important New York – London route, the aviation-themed lounge bar will combine the best of both brands to deliver a unique experience to O2 visitors.

The lounge bar will be 6,000 square foot in size and will host up to 400 people at a time and “Members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programmes, Flying Club and SkyMiles, will benefit from a range of discounts and special offers.” 

From a food & beverage stand point, the bar will “highlight both New York and London inspired cuisines, as well as aviation themed cocktails” – I have no idea what an “aviation themed cocktail” is but as long as it doesn’t include Jet A as an ingredient how bad can it be?

The landing page for the lounge suggests that the lounge will only be open “pre-gig” & “post-gig” but, with the venue scheduled to open in July, there appears to be little or no further information available. It will be interesting to see if the general public can get in and if there will there be any extra benefits for top-tier members of Delta SkyMiles and the Virgin Flying Club.

More information will, apparently, be available at www.ny-lon.london closer to the time.