Word has it, although I haven’t seen any photographs yet, that the Plaza Premium lounge opened in Heathrow Terminal 5 yesterday afternoon.
This was odd timing, given that every travel journalist in London was down at Excel for World Travel Market, where Plaza Premium wasn’t even exhibiting.
I hope to get a few photos for tomorrow. If you are there today, please send a couple of pics to rob at headforpoints.co.uk.
It isn’t clear if it is accepting Priority Pass and Lounge Club already. Some other Plaza Premium lounges at Heathrow have seen short delays before they were accepted. However, you will definitely get in by showing an American Express Platinum charge card due to the global deal they have with Plaza Premium.
This is what the website has to say:
“In an ideal location overlooking the runway, Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 5 Departures is the perfect setting for both business and leisure passengers.
The luxurious space is open to all travellers and features an abundance of comfortable seating away from the hustle and bustle of Terminal 5. The lounge boasts freshly prepared seasonal food, a fully serviced bar with a wide variety of drinks, unlimited high speed Wi-fi, shower facilities to refresh and reinvigorate before flying and international newspapers and magazines. Experience a new way to travel at Plaza Premium Lounge, Terminal 5 Departures.
Level 2, Terminal 5 Departures, London Heathrow Airport (Next to Gate A7)
05:00 – 22:00 daily”
Full details are on the Plaza Premium website here.