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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bangkok airport lounge voted best in Asia Pacific in Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards

Louis' Tavern CIP First Class Lounge
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport International Terminal Concourse G
Flickr user: _takau99
The Louis’ Tavern CIP First Class Lounge, at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport has been voted the best airport lounge in the Asia Pacific region.

Based in the airport’s International Terminal on Concourse G, and catering for up to 320 travelers per day, the lounge was the highest ranked in the Asia Pacific region by members of the Priority Pass global lounge access program – the largest of its kind in the world.

Nearly 60,000 Priority Pass members voted based on their experiences of the program’s lounges globally and against a set of criteria for lounge quality including refreshments, staff, business facilities and overall ambience.

Now in their ninth year, the awards recognize excellence within Priority Pass’s network of over 600 partner-operated lounges worldwide.

Recently upgraded, the Louis’ Tavern CIP First Class Lounge caters for a mixture of business and leisure travelers. The lounge is spacious, well designed and equipped to a very high standard.

Laksameekan Ingkakul from the Louis’ Tavern CIP First Class Lounge said: “Winning this award means the world to us as it shows that our hard work is paying off. It motivates our employees to continue striving to be the best in this field.

“The award affirms our loyal guests’ decision to use our lounge and highlights to potential that our lounge is second to none in this region.

“We believe that our lounge has been voted Asia Pacific regional winner because of its contemporary design – spacious and quite different to the typical airport lounge. It is a breath of fresh air for travelers. We also believe that our Thai hospitality has added to this, providing a gracious service in the lounge. And the variety of our food is second to none.”

The overall global award went to the Pau Casals VIP lounge at Barcelona’s El Prat airport in Spain.

Global Marketing Director for Priority Pass Stephen Simpson said: "With so many of our members taking part, Lounge of the Year provides the most comprehensive overview of the quality of the world’s airport lounges in 2013.

“For the past eight years, the Lounge of the Year awards has given Priority Pass members the opportunity to provide us and our partners with their feedback regarding what they value in an airport lounge. As our members are regular travelers, many of them on business, airport lounges are a key contributor to a smooth and productive trip.

“It is great to see our lounge partners striving so hard to continually improve the quality of offering available to Priority Pass members. We commend the Louis’ Tavern CIP First Class Lounge team for their excellent product and dedication to making our members’ journeys all the more memorable.”

There were a total of nine winners in the Priority Pass 2013 Lounge of the Year Awards, including five regional winners:
  • Global Best Lounge: Pau Casals VIP lounge, Barcelona El Prat
  • Global Best Refreshments: No.1 Heathrow, Terminal 3, London Heathrow Airport
  • Global Best Staff: Escape Lounge, Terminal 1, Manchester Airport
  • Global Best Business Facilities: Dilmun Lounge, Bahrain International Airport
  • Asia Pacific: Louis’ Tavern CIP First Class Lounge, International Terminal, Concourse G, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
  • Europe: Pau Casals VIP lounge, Barcelona El Prat (Global Winner)
  • Latin America and Caribbean: Sumaq VIP Lounge and Business Centre, Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport
  • Middle East and Africa: Al Dhabi Lounge, Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • North America: United Club, Terminal E, Houston Texas International Airport
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