The new-look Qantas Club and Domestic Business Lounge at Melbourne Airport are now officially open for business.
Following a 12-month, multi-million dollar redesign, the lounges now accommodate even more customers and better reflect the stylish city it’s based in.
The Business Lounge is a little moodier thanks to styling inspired by Melbourne’s unique dining scene. Finishes are dark and sleek, including Nero Marquina marble from Spain, a natural timber floor and fittings made with brass and black metal.
But the space is flooded with light thanks to large windows that overlook the tarmac running the length of the space.
Food-wise, the signature dining option is Spice Bar, which serves up freshly made Asian street food dishes including steamy noodle soups, char siu pork and Sichuan eggplant from midday each day. There’s also a hot and cold buffet with a focus on Asian-inspired ingredients, a bar serving Australian drops and a seasonal menu and cocktails designed by Neil Perry, Qantas Creative Director, Food, Beverage and Service.
Getting on with work is simple, too, thanks to power and data outlets at all fixed seats, wi-fi and printing services.
The Qantas Club is a little brighter, with a colour palette that reflects the waters that lap at the shores by the Great Ocean Road: grey herringbone tiles, natural stone accents and pops of eye-catching turquoise are featured throughout. The layout of the furniture and the lighting also emulates the grid-style plan of Melbourne CBD.
Customers can nibble on food from the hot and cold buffet from breakfast through to the evening, and order an Australian wine or tap beer at the bar from midday.
The Melbourne Qantas Club is open to Qantas Club members, Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers and above, and those with equivalent oneworld tier benefits, while the Business Lounge is open to customers travelling in the Business cabin, Platinum Frequent Flyers and above, and equivalent oneworld members.
Both lounges features a speciality Quench station to ensure customers are well hydrated before they board, with a selection of flavoured and sparkling waters.
And there’s barista coffee available in both the club and the lounge all day – this is Melbourne, after all.