No.1 Traveller opens latest lounge at Birmingham Airport

No.1 Traveller will open its latest lounge – and its first outside London – at Birmingham Airport tomorrow.

The new lounge builds on the success of the current No.1 Lounges at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and is the company’s sixth UK opening. The new lounge has created 20 jobs in the local area and brings a new level of pre-flight experience to the travelling public in the Midlands.

The lounge is located beyond security and will be the largest public lounge in the airport, offering passengers an innovative range of facilities including a selection of seating across two levels, a fully-tended bar serving complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks, and a bistro serving a range of hot and cold freshly-prepared dishes. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary newspapers, glossy magazines and unlimited, free Wi-Fi.

The lounge features a double-height ceiling, large windows with runway views and a mezzanine level giving it a naturally light and spacious environment, with over 100 seats. Despite the large size of the lounge, intimate spaces with side lamps and comfortable, low-level seating are designed to help passengers relax in comfort prior to departure.

No.1 Birmingham also offers the business traveller a work-friendly environment with a meeting room supported by a travel concierge service including in-lounge foreign exchange. For the leisure traveller it offers a new standard of premium pre-flight hospitality – with A la Carte dishes, champagne and cocktails available, as well as Champagne Packages for any special occasion.

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(left to right) – Phil Cameron, Founder and CEO of No.1 Traveller, Councillor Hawkins, Mayor of Solihull, Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, are pictured at a preview event of the new No.1 Traveller Lounge at Birmingham Airport.

Phil Cameron, Founder and CEO of No.1 Traveller says: “Birmingham is booming as an airport and is clearly a viable alternative to London, offering over 140 major worldwide destinations. Our arrival at Birmingham is incredibly exciting for us as it marks the next step in No.1 Traveller’s expansion. We’re delighted to bring our world-class lounge experience to the airport.”

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: “We’re really excited to be working with No.1 Traveller and delighted with the lounge – the finished product really is fantastic. We’re very pleased to see new jobs created at Birmingham and the lounge is a significant addition to our terminal facilities.

Councillor Hawkins, Mayor of Solihull said: “I welcome the investment in a new high quality lounge at Birmingham Airport, and the new jobs it has created.  The airport goes from strength to strength and these new premium quality facilities will add to the range of services at the airport”.

The No.1 Traveller lounge at Birmingham Airport is accessible to all of the 4.5 million passengers departing from the airport every year.  Entry can be booked from £22.50 per person for advance bookings, or purchased on the door for £27.50 per person.

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