First class and business class travellers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport’s (CSIA) Terminal T2 can now enjoy a luxury lounge, spread across 30,000 square feet, from Wednesday. The lounge, which was inaugurated on Tuesday, is the first common luxury lounge at an airport in the country, according to Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) officials.
Spread across two levels, the GVK Lounge can accommodate 440 guests at a time.
The new lounge boasts of a library, a business centre and fine-dining options, besides the usual facilities including concierge services, smoking zone, F&B, bar, luxury spa, shower area and relaxation area.
The lounge is segregated into three different categories, first class, premium class (level 4) and business class (Level 3).
“Airlines can now offer a unique and luxurious lounge experience to their discerning passengers and the ‘pay per use’ concept means no upfront investments and lower operating costs for airlines,” said GVK Reddy, founder, chairman and managing director, GVK.
First class travellers can enjoy à la carte dining, individual spa treatments, and can avail facilities including relaxation rooms, shower facilities and concierge services.
Meanwhile, the premium class lounge area has a seating set-up for 170, while the business class section has 270 seats.
Designed by fashion designer Sandeep Khosla and Mumbai-based architect Alfaz Miller, based on a concept by Softroom Architects, UK, the lounge section at level 4 has a gold theme, while a silver theme flows through level 3.