PLAZA Premium Group adds Nairobi to its global lounge network with an exclusive lounge at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), in terminal 1D, next to gate 4, on level 2. True to the brand, the lounge brings a world class elegance and functionality, providing discerning travellers at JKIA with a go-to space to relax, eat, drink, work, and refresh.
Covering an area of 366 sqm and with capacity of 150 seats, Plaza Premium Lounge Nairobi combines comfort and convenience in a refreshingly modern manner. The lounge’s interior reflects contemporary African aesthetics blending touches of tribal patterns with a calming colour palette, precisely what every discerning traveller appreciates.
Amenities include a variety of lounge seating, high-speed Wi-Fi, charging stations, and dedicated workspaces, and showers. Guests can also indulge in the lounge’s gourmet offerings with a diverse menu featuring favourite Kenyan flavours and international cuisines prepared by skilled chefs, ensuring culinary options cater to every palate.
JKIA is a busy airport servicing one of the most active African hubs for business and tourism, accommodating an average of 9 million travellers, 40 airlines, and over 200 nationalities each year as a key destination.
According to Kenya Airports Authority Ag. MD Henry Ogoye said, the addition of Plaza Premium Lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a significant milestone for Kenya Airports Authority. It reflects our dedication to providing passengers with top-notch amenities and comfort during their journey.
“This partnership exemplifies our continuous efforts to elevate the standards of airport services in the region. We are proud to be a part of this exciting development and are confident that it will enhance the overall airport experience for travellers visiting East Africa, aligning perfectly with our vision to make travel stress-free and our mission to provide a consistent and delightful travel experience,” he said.
Henry Ogoye explained that the lounge sets a new standard for airport hospitality, offering an unmatched experience that aligns with the diverse needs of today’s global travellers. The grand opening of Plaza Premium Lounge at JKIA signifies the brand’s commitment to make travel better and providing a haven of luxury in the heart of East Africa.
Meanwhile Okan Kufeci, Senior Vice President EMEA stated, PPG’s presence in the MEA region is growing from strength to strength. Recently we celebrated the successful openings of our Plaza Premium Lounge Amman, Jordan, as well as two Root98 outlets in Jeddah.
“Today’s announcement marks the fourth touchpoint for us in this vibrant region in the past 6 months, and we are honoured to be a partner with Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to offer a more comfortable way to await your flight in one of the fast-growing global tourism markets,” Okan Kufeci remarked.
The new lounge is the group’s second location in Africa, marking a significant step in the strategic expansion that it lies within its global network of over 250 locations across 80 international airports and 30 countries. The JKIA lounge enhances the company’s presence in the MEA region adding to an already impressive portfolio of executive airport lounges, hotels and F&B outlets in Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, and Addis Ababa. [sources/photo special]