Plaza Premium Lounge unveils renovated lounges and new dining experience
Plaza Premium Lounge's renovated space at YVR

Plaza Premium Lounge unveils renovated lounges and new dining experience

TORONTO — Plaza Premium Lounge (PPL) has announced the opening of two newly renovated lounges at Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport.

The Toronto lounge is located in Terminal 1 Domestic departures while Vancouver’s lounge services U.S. departures. The openings come amid a 570% increase in PPL’s airport lounge services across its Canadian network, compared to November 2021.

In addition, Plaza Premium Group (PPG) has added Root 98, the group’s premium airport dining destination, to Vancouver’s U.S. transborder terminal.

“We are excited to unveil these newly renovated lounges at a time when travellers need it the most,” said Pascal Bélanger, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Plaza Premium Group. “The mission of Plaza Premium has always been to offer guests an elevated and comfortable airport experience no matter their ticket status, and with the reopening of our T1 Domestic and U.S. Transborder lounges, this will help us to further democratize the airport lounge experience for those travelling to and through Canada’s largest cities.”

 


 

TORONTO

Conveniently located just past security screening, the new lounge now spans over 4,900 square feet and can seat up to 120 guests. Features include comfortable sofas and leather swivel chairs, Wi-Fi, charging stations, flight information displays, TV services, a shower room, baby changing stations, printing and photocopying services and much more. Dietary choices range from vegetarian and gluten-free, to a dedicated kids menu. All guests enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks and can browse through a selection of house beer and wine.

New to the PPL network in Canada, the T1 Domestic Lounge will be the first to offer guests the chance to upgrade their entry fee to gain access to a newly added exclusive VIP area. This new service located in the lounge will provide a private oasis by reserving a dedicated seating area that includes elegant partitions and dividers, special snacks, premium beverages, shower access and a dedicated bar. The new VIP service can be added to a guest’s entry fee starting at $19.99.

Hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily.

 


 

VANCOUVER

The newly renovated lounge in the U.S. Transborder Terminal has been expanded to accommodate 132 guests, double the amount based on its previous layout thanks to an additional 2,000 square feet. Design features include clean-lined wood panelling, soft neutral tones, forest green accents, unique screen partitions, and a feature ceiling over the bar. New amenities include a nursing room along with added shower rooms, a full-service bar featuring premium drinks and an updated dining menu. In keeping with Vancouver’s green initiatives, sustainability has been woven throughout the design, such as locally sourced reclaimed and FSC-certified wood products and upholstery and countertop materials containing recycled materials.

Hours of operation are from 5:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily.

 


 

ROOT 98

Featuring an herbs and seeds-inspired dining concept, Root 98 brings to light the importance of well-being, health and nutrition education. Benefitting from a corner location, the new location features two components: The Marketplace, inviting guests to sit down and enjoy a warm meal, and the Grab & Go, offering a variety of healthy and tasty packaged meals to take along with them on their journey.

Hours of operation are from 5:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily.

The new Toronto Domestic Lounge, Vancouver U.S. Transborder Lounge, and Vancouver Root 98 is now open to global travellers. Passes are available to purchase via the Plaza Premium Lounge website.