MONTREAL — After a year-long, head-to-toe makeover, Air Canada’s international Maple Leaf Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau airport is finally open.
Located between gates 52 and 53, the new lounge measures 1,022 square metres and has seating capacity for 259 customers. Highlights include floor-to-ceiling windows, a full service bar, live food station with a chef, barista-style specialty coffees, complimentary Wi-Fi, a cyber work counter, living rooms, showers with heated floors and an exclusive private area for special guests. Customers also enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages, including a selection of Canadian wines.
A touch of ‘Canadiana’ makes the space even more inviting. Multiple zones inspired by nature include a garden ceiling by Quebec artisan Pascale Girardin, travel-inspired photography by Montreal-based Nicolas Ruel, special maple wood and Ontario Eramosa marble, and custom furnishings by local Canadian designers Nienkämper, Mobilier Moderne and Brent Comber.
“We are thrilled to welcome eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers to our completely redesigned international Maple Leaf Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau airport. Our newest international lounge incorporates many elements sought after by today’s business and premium travelers including a quiet, stress-free place to work or relax while travelling, and our new lounge is designed with this in mind,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Surrounded by Canadian and Quebec design artistry and craftsmanship, as well as elements highlighting the majestic natural beauty of Canada, customers will enjoy an inspiring environment before their Air Canada flight.”
In addition to the new Montreal international Maple Leaf Lounge, Air Canada is investing in the customer airport experience throughout its network with the recently opened Newark Maple Leaf Lounge, an expanded Vancouver international Maple Leaf Lounge opening in summer 2017, a new Saskatoon domestic Maple Leaf Lounge opening in fall 2017, and refurbishments planned for its domestic Maple Leaf Lounges at Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in 2017.