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Virgin Atlantic’s LHR Clubhouse is the best Business Class Lounge

Virgin Atlantic has won the Best Business Class Lounge Award in the World Airline Awards 2007, for its flagship Clubhouse at Heathrow Airport. The World Airline awards are based on the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax and are recognized around the world. The awards are renowned for being the only truly global independent passenger survey of airline standards.

Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic said,

“We’re thrilled that our Heathrow Clubhouse has been chosen as the world’s best haven for business travellers. Whether it’s on the ground or in the air, our teams never stop delivering the innovative products that all travellers should experience during their journeys. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.”

We took a look at the Virgin Atlantic’s website to find out more about the lounge. One thing is sure: once I’ll have a Virgin Atlantic ticket and I’ll have to change flights in London, I’ll definately try this one. Let’s see what they offer:

1. For relaxation

– a poolside lounge with a small pool and besides cosy armchairs, there are two acrylic bubble chairs hanging from the ceiling
– a lodge
– a sky lounge with full width sloping windows looking at the sky
– an observation deck with great view to the runways
– a gallery with pink glass wall viewing the airport
– a garden with view to the airport

The poolside loungeThe Sky LoungeThe gallery

2. For working

– an office and library room

3. For playing

– a multiscreen
– a den
– a playroom for children

4. For eating and drinking

– a cocktail bar
– a brasserie
– a deli

5. For wellness and treatment purposes

– a cowshed with cosmetics, hairdresser and massage
– a hydro spa pool
– a sauna

– steam rooms
– tanning booth

The LibraryThe MultiscreenThe Spa

The full virtual tour of the luxury business lounge can be seen on Virgin Atlantic’s website.

By Szafi

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