Plaza Premium opens new Edinburgh Airport lounge

New facility features the Group's first gin bar, in partnership with Edinburgh Gin

Plaza Premium Group has opened the new Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport – its first in Scotland.

The lounge presents an exciting new feature – the Group’s first gin bar in collaboration with Edinburgh Gin, an award-winning Premium Gin distilled in Edinburgh. Part of Ian Macleod Distillers’ family of brands, Edinburgh Gin pioneered the booming flavoured gin category in 2014 and has gained multiple leading awards for its wide range of naturally flavoured gins. The signature bar will have unique design features and accents of the Edinburgh Gin brand, to be revealed at a later date.

Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh - Signature bar and dining area

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Spanning 670 square-metres, Plaza Premium Lounge in Edinburgh Airport caters to 165 passengers, featuring subtle Scottish elements woven into the interior design, from tartan upholstery to local artwork referencing key Scottish landmarks and iconic imagery.

When in the lounge, travellers can choose from a variety of “zones”, then relax with views of the runways and Edinburgh’s surrounding countryside.

The lounge caters to travellers with children in an ‘Interactive Area’. The family-friendly section provides shuffleboard, foosball and large screens showing live sports and entertainment.

Tartan upholstery offers a rich Scottish ambiance

With sustainability in mind, furniture and materials have been sourced from local suppliers to minimize environmental impact. The lighting scheme is comprised of 100% LED lighting, and the lounge is installed with energy-efficient appliances.

Typically considered the busiest airport in Scotland and the sixth busiest in the UK, the newest opening enables Premium Plaza Group to serve more than 14 million travellers through Edinburgh Airport.

Okan Kufeci, Regional General Manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Plaza Premium Group said: “We are pleased to offer all these unique features to our travellers at our first Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport.

Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh – main lounge with a selection of comfortable seating and views of the runway and Edinburgh Hills

“Our latest offerings prove that we are constantly improving our products and services to cater to the different market needs whilst incorporating local touches to the experience. We are excited to be able to provide our award-winning, best-in-class signature hospitality in our third location in the UK and to introduce more travellers to the Plaza Premium Group. We look forward to expanding to more locations at major airports in Europe and in the UK in the months to follow,” Kufeci said.

The lounge is open daily to all travellers regardless of airline or class of travel, and without pre-booking.

Plaza Premium Group has facilities in over 250 locations of more than 70 international airports across the world.

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