MY LOUNGE TAKES OFF AT LONDON GATWICK
30 July 2014
London Gatwick today celebrates the opening of No.1 Traveller’s newest product – My Lounge – which is available to all departing passengers in the North Terminal.
Created by No.1 Traveller – a 2013/14 CoolBrand – My Lounge is a new take on the airport lounge experience. Geared towards the more laid-back traveller, My Lounge offers a less formal and more social space that provides the platform for combining business with pleasure.
My Lounge, which is seen as the younger brother of the successful No.1 Lounge collection, will offer passengers a wide range of amenities from a games room for the children, to quieter study areas for those wishing to send one last email before they fly.
Phil Cameron, Founder and CEO of No.1 Traveller, says: “We’re introducing My Lounge because we know there is a more laid-back traveller who wants to try our award-winning service in a more informal, social setting. As Gatwick Airport continues to break new ground with the passenger experience it is a fantastic launch pad for this new product.”
Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer at London Gatwick, said: “London Gatwick is pleased to embrace innovation and change in being the launch location for this new lounge concept, aimed at the leisure traveller and the savvy new generation of business traveller. We strive to bring our passengers the best possible experience when they walk through our doors, and My Lounge is an example of a great product as we compete to grow, complementing the investment in passenger experience that we continue to make.”
Adults can enjoy My Lounge for £16 when booked in advance via MyLounge.com while children can gain entry for just £10. Those looking for an extra treat can buy a bottle of Prosecco (with a choice of Bellini puree) or a tasting board.
Since Gatwick’s change of ownership in 2009 – the North Terminal has seen a major transformation, building a brand new spacious and airy concourse as well as refreshing the retail and food and beverage options.
The North Terminal is a small part of the wider transformation story at Gatwick that has seen £1.2 billion investment that includes the rebuilding of Pier 1, a £45 million security suite in the South Terminal as well as the airport welcoming its first scheduled A380 service from Emirates. Going forward, Gatwick has committed to invest at least £100 million a year for the next seven years.