Last year, SIWSS upgraded its business class lounge in Geneva and just recently has remodeled the business class lounge in Zurich. This brand new space, dubbed Alpine Lounge, features exquisite wooden touches all throughout, similar to what you would find at a luxurious lodge in the Swiss Alpes. Modern, chic, comfortable and cozy are the best ways to describe the new SWISS business class lounge. It’s minimalistic but perfectly so, welcoming all those who are ready to unwind before a long flight.

SWISS business class lounge Zurich seating

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Located in Terminal 2, this SWISS business class lounge has taken the spot of the previous First Class Lounge. It’s relatively small, spanning across 5,400 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 100 travelers. It’s small but not too small—even during the busiest hours, you can find a spot to sit. The interior has been furnished with handmade creations from a variety of Swiss designers, some of which are custom-made.

The SWISS business class lounge has two distinct areas: a place for eating and a place for resting. The relaxation zone offers visitors chairs, tables (a few of which are real tree trunks) and longer wooden benches where you can prop your legs up or share with a fellow traveler.

SWISS business class lounge Zurich dining

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The new Swiss business class lounge dining area is equipped with chairs, regular wooden tables, benches with leather seat cushions, and the same tree trunks, but in this space, they are used as stools (versus as tables in the relaxation zone).

The cuisine served is always in-season, some of which are prepared in a traditional oven. There are also cold options such as cheeses, cold cuts, bread, cereal and salad.

The dining area also features a granite water fountain, espresso machine, liquors and wines from local Swiss vineyards served via a dispenser that is not only good for the environment but also refines the wine to make it taste even better than if poured directly from a bottle.

SWISS business class lounge dining area

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The feeling you get inside the new Swiss business class lounge is unlike any other. You’ll feel more like you’re in a warm cafe versus an airport lounge, similar to Virgin Australia’s My Lounge in Brisbane Airport that opened up only a few months ago.

The Alpine Lounge is open from 5:30AM to 6:30PM, Monday to Friday and is accessible to those who are flying in business class on SWISS or other Star Alliance carriers, as well as those who hold a Star Alliance Gold or a Miles and More Senator status.