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Today marks the opening of the new Qantas First Class lounge in Singapore which will work in tandem with the existing Qantas Business Class lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 1. Qantas has now released details and a few images of the new lounge and it looks pretty good.
- Located in Changi Terminal 1
- Over 10,700 square feet (1,000 square meters) in size
- Seats 240 guests
- Open to First Class flyers and oneworld emerald elites
- Open between 14:30 and 23:00 daily
Qantas says that its newest lounge has been designed around the requests of the frequent flyers it surveyed and, as a result, the Singapore First Lounge should provide most (if not all) of the things that guests will want most before they fly.
Guests looking to get some work done ahead of their flight are offered the choice of an open, communal setting or individual lounge chairs with high dividers for privacy.
High-speed wi-fi, wireless printing, USB ports, and power outlets are located throughout the lounge so charging multiple devices at once shouldn’t be an issue.
As with all Qantas First Class lounges the new Singapore space offers shower suites (10 in total) and these come appointed with LaGaia skincare products (Qantas usually offers Aspar toiletries so this is a change to the norm).
As an added feature, all the shower suites are fitted with a faux ‘skylight which replicates natural daylight and “helps adjust the body clock as customers transition through multiple time zones“.
The main lounge area seats up to 240 guests and also features similar skylights to those found in the shower suites so passengers will have the benefit of synthesized natural light in multiple areas of the facility.
Alongside the main seating areas is a 157-seat à la carte restaurant which will blend local cuisine with cuisine served in Qantas’ First Class lounges around the world.
Menus will change seasonally using the best produce available and, just as in Qantas’ other First Class lounges, guests can order a main meal with their choice of a range of signature side dishes.
Qantas has confirmed that the new lounge will be serving its famous salt and pepper squid as well as dished like tea-smoked duck breast with pickled cabbage and Chinese mustard and a laksa with crayfish, bok choy, and fried shallots.
In addition to the food available in the restaurant, lounge hosts will offer a selection of individual small plates to guests throughout the lounge and bar.
Speaking of the bar…
The Qantas First Lounge in Singapore offers a very similar bar to the ones you’ll find in other Qantas First Class lounges…but it’s a little smaller.
The bar offers the usual selection of signature cocktails, beers and wines as well as a barista coffee service (which is usually very good).
Personally speaking, I’m a huge fan of Qantas First Class lounges (the LAX lounge is my favorite lounge in the US and one of my favorite lounges worldwide) so to see a new lounge opening up in Singapore is very good news indeed.
With the staff in Qantas’ First Class lounges supplied by Sofitel and the food by Rockpool the facilities almost always deliver a high level of service, so for anyone visiting or transiting through Singapore with any kind of frequency, oneworld Emerald status just got a little bit more valuable.