Republished through our affiliation with BCD Travel
Originally Posted: September 7, 2014
Air Canada officially opened its latest International Maple Leaf Lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2 (also known as The Queen’s Terminal), Departures Area 2B. It’s located at Star Alliance’s largest airport hub and Air Canada’s largest international station.
Air Canada’s new Maple Leaf Lounge is a serene, stylish oasis where eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers can rest, refuel or refresh before their flight. The lounge boasts an inspiring, contemporary environment that is a celebration of Canadian design, artistry and craftsmanship.
The lounge is designed by Bennett Lo, Toronto’s award-winning firm dialogue 38, who also designed Air Canada’s Frankfurt Maple Leaf Lounge. Air Canada’s Heathrow 700-square-metre Maple Leaf Lounge is a home away from home prior to flight and features:
- A Quiet Zone comprising three reclining pods equipped with personal satellite-fed TV screens, USB ports and Sony noise-cancelling headsets
- Spa-inspired shower area featuring showers with large rain-shower heads, ambient music
- Business Center equipped with individual flat-screen Dell PCs, color laser printer and scanner
- Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access throughout
- A cooking station with chef to prepare meals upon request
- Tended bar with Molson Canadian beer on tap along with a large selection of wines, beers and spirits
- Canadian art and products from 2Loons, a Toronto based design and production house; laminated glass art walls from Accura Glass, Concord, Ontario; and Cloud lamp by Frank Gehry among others
Eligible customers include Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K and Elite 50K members, Star Alliance Gold members and customers travelling in Business Class, who have confirmed same-day travel.
Air Canada’s London International Lounge is the airline’s 21st Maple Leaf Lounge, and the fourth in Europe, along with departure lounges at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt.