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New Plaza Premium lounge will have Edinburgh Gin bar, family area and awesome runway views

Last updated May 20, 2022

A new premium lounge will land at the airport complete with a stylish Edinburgh Gin bar, fantastic runway views, and an interactive area for children.

Plaza Premium Group (PPG) will launch the lounge - its first in Scotland - in the coming months. It will cater for 165 passengers and come complete with tartan upholstery, plush seating and carefully selected local artwork which showcases iconic Scottish landmarks.

There will be several different zones including a family-friendly area with interactive wall games and a small climbing wall along with large screens showing live sports and entertainment.

With sustainability at the forefront all furniture and materials have been sourced from local suppliers in order to minimise the environmental impact, while the lighting scheme is comprised of 100 per cent LED lighting, and the lounge is installed with energy-efficient appliances.

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Gail Taylor, Director of Retail and Property at Edinburgh Airport, said: “We know there is a pent-up demand for travel as people optimistically eye the beginning of the end of the pandemic. There is an overwhelming desire to reunite with family and friends, take that well-earned holiday, or reconnect with clients and we are confident that 2022 will be a key year in travel’s recovery.

“We want to be able to offer them the opportunity to get their trip off to the perfect start by relaxing in one of our lounges, which is why we are excited to be welcoming Plaza Premium Group to Edinburgh Airport – its first Scottish location."

Plaza Premium lounge with runway view

Edinburgh Gin is part of Ian Macleod Distillers' family of brands, and William Ovens, their Global Travel Retail Director, said: “Edinburgh Gin enjoys a leading role in the gin category in global travel retail and the Edinburgh Gin bar will become a stand-out showcase for the brand at its home city airport.

"This installation recognises Edinburgh Gin’s status in the world of gin and will become an iconic destination and major talking point in the months and years to come.”

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Mr Okan Kufeci, Regional General Manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Plaza Premium Group, said: “We are pleased to offer all these unique features to our travellers at our first Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport. Our latest offerings prove that we are constantly improving our products and services to cater to the different market needs whilst incorporating local touches to the experience.

"We are excited to be able to provide our award-winning, best-in-class signature hospitality in our third location in the UK and to introduce more travellers to the Plaza Premium Group. We look forward to expanding to more locations at major airports in Europe and in the UK in the months to follow."

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