Star Alliance inaugurated its second lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on October 12.
Since October 13, it has welcomed first class, business class and status customers. Star Alliance Gold on flights of member airlines departing from doors 10 to 38 of theterminal 1. Eligible members of Air Canada’s United Club and Maple Leaf Club will also be able to access the lounge. The new lounge is conveniently located airside after immigration and security, in the newer part of the terminal. The sprawling yet intimate space can accommodate more than 300 guests in approximately 13,000 square feet. It was designed by leading architecture firm Gensler, who also designed the award-winning Los Angeles Star Alliance Airport Lounge in 2013.
“Star Alliance aims to improve the passenger experience of member airlines, and airport lounges play a vital role,” commented Theo Panagiotoulias, CEO of Star Alliance. “We are very proud to present our new Paris lounge, which is not only a pleasure to experience but also carefully designed to meet the needs of the modern frequent traveler. » Offering superb views of the track, the living room offers sufficient natural light with a glass facade along its entire length, giving an impression of additional scale to the space. It continues the design tradition of uniting the evolving desires of today’s travelers with an ambience inspired by the destination’s local touch.
The space is enriched with local brands and artists for the French charm par excellence. Recalling the timeless Parisian aesthetic with its wall moldings and archways, decorated with captivating black and white photographs of the Eiffel Tower and furnished with meticulously selected works by French artists, the living room promises an unparalleled visual pleasure. Notable features include a reception bar with a stunning design offering a range of drinks, a immersive wine bar featuring master winemaker Gérard Bertrand and his wines from the south of France, and a tea Room offering an assortment from all over the world. For business travelers who prefer a quieter space, work cabins Private and secluded corners are available in the living room.
“Our new Paris lounge brings the number of Star Alliance-branded lounges worldwide to seven and takes the airport lounge experience to new heights”, said Christian Draeger, Star Alliance vice president for customer experience. “ Be it the design, decoration or F&B experience, we have carefully selected the lounge for a multi-sensory experience for guests departing from the dazzling city of Paris. » The new Star Alliance Paris Lounge offers something for every visitor. Guests can relax in a brightly lit winter garden or spacious outdoor courtyard, or freshen up in the well-appointed shower rooms.
There is currently two living rooms Star Alliance in Terminal 1. The first lounge, renovated in 2019 and located before security on level 10, will now welcome passengers departing from flights intra-Schengen from doors 50 to 78, as well as guests of the various lounge access programs departing from all doors.
Currently, 20 Star Alliance member companies operate from Paris – CDG, offering 464 weekly departures to 34 destinations in 22 countries.