Plaza Premium has unveiled its new Arrivals Lounge in the landside (EDIT: correction of earlier typo!) area of Heathrow Terminal 4.
Regular Head for Points readers will know that I rate Plaza Premium highly. They invest a lot of money into their facilities, especially in design, and they have a genuinely high end feel.
I have reviewed (click to read):
and liked them all. The Terminal 2 arrivals lounge is pretty small – although it does have shower facilities – but the two departure lounges are very spacious.
There is also a Terminal 5 departure lounge on the way for the end of 2017 which will hopefully be better than the Aspire lounge. A Terminal 3 arrivals lounge is also in the works.
The new Terminal 4 lounge – on the mezzanine level in the arrivals hall – has 25 shower rooms, a lounge and bar area and a new-style dining concept, Flight Club, based around healthy eating.
Capacity is 75 people which means it should be bigger than the Terminal 2 arrivals lounge, albeit only 40% of the size of the upcoming Terminal 5 departure lounge.
It is not yet listed on the Priority Pass (for Amex Platinum cardholders) or Lounge Club (for Amex Gold cardholders) websites. As the Terminal 2 arrivals lounge is part of both schemes, I imagine that it will be added very shortly.
It isn’t yet clear if a boarding pass is required for entry. This restriction was imposed on the Terminal 2 arrivals lounge a year or so ago – I’m not sure if airport staff were using it as a daily canteen and free bar and letting Priority Pass pay the bill. The original plan was that they welcomed anyone who wanted to use the lounge whilst waiting for an arriving passenger, and I once used it after a meeting at the airport.