Qantas today shed some more light on the two international lounges it will open in Hong Kong and Los Angeles in 2014. The lounges which Qantas plans to set the standard in high-end travel by extending some of the service found in the air on board Qantas into the lounge. The example given was for overnight flights giving passengers the option to dine in the lounge before the flight so that more of the in-flight time could be used for sleep. Qantas says their two new lounges will feature local elements in the design of the lounge as well as the wine and food served. The first lounge to go live will be the Qantas Hong Kong International Lounge from March 2014 offering passengers “an exciting new experience with stylish and contemporary interiors reflecting the colour, vibrancy and luxury of Hong Kong.” The new Qantas Hong Kong Lounge will offer: Yum cha trolleys serving dumplings throughout the lounge Customers the opportunity to dine at our Spice Temple BBQ Bar A tray around and a buffet style offering similar to our International Business Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne featuring a range of fresh and enticing food Panoramic views across the airport overlooking Qantas gates from a feature bar where customers will be able to enjoy signature cocktails, wines, spirits and barista service A Family Zone The new Qantas Los Angeles lounge that will be jointly owned by Qantas, Cathay Pacific and British Airways but managed by Qantas will open in phases from April 2014 until completion in late 2014 and will see the current capacity of the existing lounge double to almost 600 seats. In addition the Qantas Los Angeles First Class lounge will get a makeover with an opening date also around late 2014. The Los Angeles Business Lounge will offer: Menus inspired by a mix of local West Coast US and Asian flavours. A dining area with view into the kitchen offering fresh regional food A wine bar offering signature cocktails and bar snacks, and a barista service. A circular internal fireplace to relax and socialise around. And seating surrounding a central glass atrium. Are you a regular traveller to Hong Kong or Los Angeles with Qantas any new features you would like to see? Leave your thoughts and comments below.
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