A Look Inside SkyTeam’s New Beijing Airport Lounge

a couple of women standing behind a desk

TravelingForMiles.com may receive commission from card issuers. Some or all of the card offers that appear on TravelingForMiles.com are from advertisers and may impact how and where card products appear on the site. TravelingForMiles.com does not include all card companies or all available card offers.

Some links to products and travel providers on this website will earn Traveling For Miles a commission which helps contribute to the running of the site – I’m very grateful to anyone who uses these links but their use is entirely optional. The compensation does not impact how and where products appear on this site and does not impact reviews that are published.

SkyTeam has provided the first pictures of its soon to be opened lounge at Beijing International airport and, based on these together with the details supplied, it looks like flyers are going to have a very nice lounge option available to them in the next few weeks.

The SkyTeam branded lounge in Beijing will be the second such lounge in Greater China and the sixth worldwide after Hong Kong, London, Istanbul, Dubai and Sydney.

The 800 square meter lounge (8,600 square feet) will seat up to 160 guests and, according to SkyTeam, will offer “a luxurious pre-flight experience complemented by high-end amenities“.

skyteam-lounge-beijing-6SkyTeam Lounge Beijing

The press release mentions that the lounge keeps to SkyTeam’s theme of “signature sleek, modern curves and natural accents of wood” and a quick look a the pictures shows exactly what that means.

Here’s another picture of the Beijing Lounge interior…..

skyteam-lounge-beijing-5SkyTeam Lounge Beijing

…and here’s a picture of the interior of the SkyTeam lounge in Dubai:

skyteam-lounge-dubaiSkyTeam Lounge Dubai

The similarity is pretty clear!

Per SkyTeam, features of the Beijing lounge include:

  • Buffet with hot and cold Chinese and international food offered throughout the day. Customers can help themselves to hot drinks, water and soft drinks, plus premium-label beers and spirits or enjoy a social drink at the wine bar.
  • Large, curved windows bring an abundance of natural light and airport views, while SkyTeam’s iconic ‘living wall’ – a botanical feature in every lounge – adds a welcoming natural touch

skyteam-lounge-beijing-3SkyTeam Lounge Beijing

skyteam-lounge-beijing-2SkyTeam Lounge Beijing

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, business area with computers and numerous power outlets throughout the lounge
  • Showers, with towels and toiletries for a pre-flight freshen up
  • A tranquil retreat with a separate TV room, relaxation area and a VIP room for added privacy

skyteam-lounge-beijing-1SkyTeam Lounge Beijing

The new lounge will be open to First & Business Class passengers as well as Elite Plus members flying on any of the 12 SkyTeam airlines serving Beijing.

This means that Delta elites holding Gold Medallion or higher status and Flying Blue elites holding Gold status or higher will have access to this lounge.

Bottom Line

This looks like it’s going to be a nice option for SkyTeam members flying out of Beijing. The capacity of 160 guests for a lounge that 8,600 square feet in size would seem to suggest that overcrowding shouldn’t be an issue (a few lounges out there could learn from this) but as we don’t yet have details for the number of showers, how good the food will be or how reliable wi-fi speeds will be, final judgement will have to wait until we start hearing from the first travelers to visit.

All images courtesy of SkyTeam