Travellers passing through Singapore’s famed Changi Airport will now have new lounges to luxuriate in as Singapore Airlines unveiled its all-new flagship SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges on May 30, the carrier shared with Travel + Leisure. These are the first new lounges from World’s Best Awards-winning Singapore Airlines at Changi Airport in more than a decade. By Alison Fox
Singapore Airlines unveils its flagship lounges
The new lounges, which follow a more than USD 36-million (INR 2,79,85,50,000) renovation, both feature luxuries like barista-made coffee, dedicated shower facilities, and Singaporean culinary favourites like laksa, chwee kueh, and dim sum.
“Customers will enjoy thoughtfully curated product offerings and experience the signature Singapore Airlines hospitality, all within a comfortable and restful environment, ensuring that they are refreshed and ready for their journey,” Goh Choon Phong, the chief executive officer of Singapore Airlines, said in a statement provided to T+L. “Opening these lounges at this time signals our commitment to SIA’s premium brand and growth strategy. It reinforces our position as Changi Airport’s anchor airline, and reflects our confidence in Singapore’s future as a pre-eminent global air hub.”
The best spot in the SilverKris Lounge is The Private Room with space for 78 Suites and First Class passengers and featuring both booths and day rooms as well as a “full fine dining experience.”
Suites and First Class customers can also access the SilverKris Lounge’s First Class section where they’ll find new day rooms with either a recliner or a Tempur Zero Gravity bed. There, passengers can enjoy live cooking stations or grab a seat at the bar surrounded by Lalique crystal flowers.
The airline has also expanded the Business Class section of its SilverKris Lounge by 20 percent, allowing travellers to choose from a quiet rest area, a self-service buffet, a living room area with sofa seats, or a “productivity pod.”
Additionally, the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge, which the airline said includes an impressive view of the airport runway, has been enlarged and updated to include an expanded dining area and open-concept working spaces.
Singapore welcomes fully vaccinated travellers without any pre-departure or on-arrival test requirements, according to the Singapore Tourism Board. Children 12 and under are exempt from the vaccine requirement.
(This story first appeared on www.travelandleisure.com)