KLM’s retrofitted A330 World Business Class was a nice upgrade for this carrier (which is also the oldest airline still operating today). Luckily, more upgrades have been made, including the brand new KLM Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, although only part of it is currently open.
When the KLM Crown Lounge fully opens next summer, it will be able to accommodate 1,500 travelers in a space that measures 73,194 square feet. Customers will be able to enjoy their time before a flight in a place that has high-end yet welcoming decorations, lighting, furniture and design.
KLM Crown Lounge has various sections that are meant for different purposes, including areas where you can finish up a last-minute project, places to relax and not think about anything except the destination you’re about to be in, spots to eat a full meal or a snack, drink a good glass of wine, liquor or something non-alcoholic, and areas that are meant to keep you entertained.
Each of these sections have been given their own unique name—“Polder” is the work zone, “City” is where you wine and dine, “Sea” is the space to relax and refresh, “Dutch Mountain” is the entertainment spot, and “Sky” is another dining area that’s more upscale. Other amenities include self-service access, showers, and phenomenal service provided to all customers by the staff.
Boet Kreiken, Executive Vice President of Customer Experience at KLM stated that “KLM aims to offer the most attractive lounge in the world; a destination in itself. The new lounge concept ties in seamlessly with KLM’s strategy, centering on providing the ultimate hospitality experience, innovation, and perfect customer service. The renovated lounge offers KLM a unique opportunity to breathe new life into its long-standing relations with existing customers and to attract and welcome new customers. We have also started reconstructing the second part of the lounge. Following its festive opening in summer 2019, the KLM Non-Schengen Crown Lounge will be completely ready to provide customers with an exceptional, memorable experience.”
The lounge is available to those flying in business class on KLM or airlines part of the SkyTeam alliance, passengers that are Blue Platinum, Gold, and SkyTeam Elite members.
For a tour, check out the video below, courtesy of Inspiring Aviation by Up.