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HONG KONG — Plaza Premium Group is set to debut 15 new locations and enhanced products across 11 international airports, including Toronto Pearson, as part of a US$55 million investment.
The Group’s leading brand, Plaza Premium Lounge, will open at Dubai International Airport this December, a 1,260 square-metre facility that will be the largest independent pay-per-use lounge at the airport’s Terminal 3.
Scheduled to fully operate in the second quarter of 2020 will be a new mega lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport International Departures, which will occupy nearly 1,200 square metres. This, too, will be known as the largest independent pay-per-use lounge in all of Canada.
Plaza Premium Lounge will be unveiled in Australia early next year at Sydney Airport Terminal 1, while the brand will debut in the U.S. in 2020 with a domestic and international lounge at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and an international lounge at Denver International Airport.
A nearly 3,000 square-metre lounge combining Plaza Premium First, Plaza Premium Lounge and Allways will also be built in Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in the first half of 2020.
Lastly, in its hometown of Hong Kong, the brand will debut two new locations this December and January, respectively.
“Year 2019 and 2020 mark a big leap forward for Plaza Premium Group and we are committed to serve over 16 million travellers by the end of 2020, a 10% increase compared to where we are now,” said Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group. “In addition to expanding in U.S., china and Indonesia as part of our US$100 million investment in coming years, we continue to strengthen our leading position in the existing markets by creating a holistic departure, transit and arrival experience.”
In addition to new lounges, the group’s in-terminal airport hotel concept, Aerotel, has recently seen two strategic openings. Aerotel at Beijing Daxing International Airport represent’s the group’s largest property in its portfolio and the largest in-terminal airport hotel in China. Aerotel London Heathrow at Terminal 3 Arrivals complements the group’s award-winning Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 2, 3, 4 and 5.
In Q3 of 2020, Aerotel will be launched in Sydney Airport as the only in-terminal airport hotel in Australia. To meet travellers’ demand in Kuala Lumpur, Aerotel has been enhanced with a select service extension and shared shower facilities, while the Aerotel Singapore in undergoing renovation of its outdoor swimming pool, the world’s first outdoor pool at the airport, which will open by the end of 2019 with enhanced services.
In addition, Plaza Premium Group is planning to expand Allways, the world’s first airport meet-and-greet service available for all travellers, to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, joining existing service points in Toronto, New Delhi, Macau and porterage service in New York.
Launched in 1998, Plaza Premium Group is on track to operate in more than 175 locations across 47 international airports by 2020.