Last year, Finnair released a brand new business class seat that’s minimalistic yet has all the right touches to make your trip enjoyable. Now, Finnair is about to open a new premium lounge in Helsinki called the Platinum Wing.
Travelers that are Plus Platinum Lumo, Platinum, and oneworld Emerald members are able to access the lounge, and until the upgraded business class lounge (a separate lounge) opens this summer, Finnair Plus Gold members will also be able to utilize the Finnair Platinum Wing lounge.
This lounge will be able to accommodate up to 155 travelers, offering them a variety of rooms to work in, relax in and dine in. There’s even a closed-off booth to make phone calls, a living room with additional (and cozy) seating options, and office space to print any last-minute documents. Plus, there’s plenty of reading material all throughout the lounge to keep you occupied and informed.
If you’re familiar with the Nordic culture, you probably know that saunas are everywhere—it wouldn’t be a proper Finnish lounge without one. And with shower suites located nearby, there’s no better way to unwind and freshen up than inside the new Finnair Platinum Wing lounge. Right?
Once you’ve eliminated all your toxins from your pores, you can head over to the dining area, which features hot and cold food options served à la carte, a salad bar and snacks to keep you full and satisfied. There’s even a Barista serving fresh coffee-based drinks and tea. Need to pair your meal with something else? There is also a well-stocked bar with great drink options—spirits, wines and champagne.
Finnair Platinum Wing lounge is opening in phases, with the completion date set for this June. And although all the luxurious touches won’t be available until then, it’s still one place that we wouldn’t mind spending a few hours in, before a flight.
The head of Cabin Interior Development at Finnair, David Kondo, commented on the goal for this lounge, which “is to elevate the lounge experience while also showcasing Nordic design, which creates a sense of calm before a flight.” Finnair “worked together with customers and other stakeholders to really understand what matters. [Finnair has] introduced new service concepts and really focused on the zoning of different spaces to reflect typical activities–whether you are just stopping by or using the time to unwind, work, or grab a bite to eat. There is surely something for everyone,” said Kondo.