Qantas Singapore Lounge – Luxury Air Travel Enhanced

Qantas Singapore Lounge

Qantas Singapore Lounge 

On a photographic assignment organised in November 2016 by Jetabout Holidays (Holiday Tours and Travel) in collaboration with Tourism Australia covering both Sydney and Tasmania,  I had the most fortunate opportunity to be invited to experience the expansive and lavish Qantas Lounge located in Singapore Changi International Airport Terminal 1. If you feel as if you are in a hotel ambience , you are spot on. The lounge is managed by The Sofitel hospitality group with a host of high-end pampering including a Neil Perry Rockpool menu, hawker centre-inspired open grill station, a cocktail bar plus a valet service. 

The plush and chic lounge certainly reflects Qantas commitment to delivering tip-top services to it’s members, which I can only describe in superlatives terms, hence my title for this article “Air Travel Enhanced” is certainly no exaggeration. I can safely say the lounge eases the ills of air travel and even reinforce the accolades that Changi Airport has come to be known by. 

Amenities includes :

  • Lounge Dining
  • Bar Service
  • Barista
  • Tea, coffee and beverages
  • Showers and Toilets
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Newspapers and Magazines
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Signature cocktails, glass of wine or freshly-pulled barista coffee… all there if you need one. There is 1 cocktail for each of the 12 years Chinese Zodiac. About a Monkey for you ? Sorry, no Kangaroo on the Zodiac.

 

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The lounge is designed in a Y- shape, creating three main section beyond the main lobby. One section houses the dining area, as you can see in the pic. This includes the cooking stations and buffet line, with a series of communal dining tables (inspired by local hawker style dining concept) around the perimeter of the lounge.

 

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The lounge’s dining option features a dish of the day and tray-around service featuring some popular items from the Sydney and Melbourne First Lounges – including the famous salt & pepper calamari, club sandwiches and mini-burgers. That’s apart from the standing menu and an wide buffet offering. Pic shows a perennial popular local dish, – Nasi Lemak (rice cooked with coconut milk and accompanied by a slice of omelette, cucumber, sambal shrimps and anchovies.

 

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Sweet tooths will be delighted by the wide range of desserts. Put the aside the calories alert for a while, Enjoy !

 

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Settle down in the plush and cosy area furnished with cushy lounge chairs. You will forgiven if you fall asleep.

 

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Charging points for laptop or tablet available in this “work” section. Stay fully connected and never run out of power.

 

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Walkway to the 20 shower suites. Members of the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge will be pleased to note that three showers are reserved for their use, each with complementary packs of Payot skincare products and also DIY manicure kits.

 

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Sleek and well-equipped shower suite interior. Platinum One members of Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme can enjoy shirt ironing and shoe shine service .They will have first priority at reserving 1 of the 20 shower suites.

 

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Readers corner. A wide range of the latest reads available, whether hard-copy or e-Reader via Qantas Airways App.

The lounge opens 2.30pm -11.00pm daily and accessibility are for :

  • Qantas business class passengers
  • business class and first class travellers on oneworld partner airlines
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members travelling on Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar or a Oneworld partner airline
  • Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members booked on a Oneworld operated and marketed flight
  • Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members travelling on either Qantas or Emirates flights
  • Qantas Club members flying on Qantas, Emirates or Jetstar