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Pay-Per-Use Airport Lounge Plaza Premium Lounge Expands in Australia

With new addition at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

  • Introducing high tea paired with renowned Sri Lanka-based Dilmah
  • Reflecting a coastal Sydney vibe, the lounge is inspired to create an intimate yet calming and relaxing space for global travellers to enjoy unique pre-flight experiences.
  • Abundance of natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic runway views
  • Tantalising high tea paired with Sri Lanka-based, ethical Dilmah teas
  • “Glocal” cuisine showcasing classic Aussie dishes and authentic global flavours

19 March 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Plaza Premium Lounge is unveiled opposite to Gate 25, Pier B of Departures at Sydney International Airport.  It is the brand’s third addition in Australia joining locations in Melbourne and Brisbane as part of the world’s largest and Skytrax-winning network of independent airport lounges with more than 80 locations at over 35 international airports globally.

“Sydney is a popular destination and Sydney International Airport is the country’s busiest airport connecting 70% of the world destinations.” said Song Hoi-see, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Plaza Premium Group. “With the latest opening, we are proud to serve in all of Australia’s top three busiest airports – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Thank you to Sydney Airport team for the trust and we will make travel better for global travellers.”

“Plaza Premium Group’s new lounge at the T1 International terminal is a welcome addition to our extensive lounge portfolio, providing customers with a quiet and comfortable space to relax post or pre-flight. Greater accessibility through Plaza Premium Group’s pay-per-use option also ensures every passenger can enjoy this great new location.” said Vanessa Orth, Chief Commercial Officer of Sydney Airport. 

Led by Australian firm IA Design, the new lounge is dressed in a combination of birch and emerald green, the lounge ambiance is inspired by the country’s abundant beaches, bushlands and natural landscapes. Part of the brand’s promise to promote sustainability, Australian Tasmanian oak sourced locally is incorporated as an appreciation of nature.  Through floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the stunning runway, the space is filled with abundance of day light for travellers to feel at ease.

Opens daily from 6a.m. to 10p.m., guests can indulge in a variety of food options from self-serve counter or choose from the made-to-order, enticing “glocal” menu.  Breakfast served until 11:30a.m. includes comfort food such as French Toast with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, while an all-day menu available from 11:30a.m. onwards showcases a selection of lighter options and substantial meals, featuring classic Aussie favourites such as Gourmet Mac n Cheese and Classic Aussie Chicken Parmigiana with Green Leaf Salad to global cuisines like Sticky Pork Bao and Italian Meatballs with Garlic Bread. Guests can also opt to see chefs in action at the live kitchen corner while anticipating their pizzas freshly baked with classic favourites. Vegetarians will be taken care of with delicious meat free choices.

Plaza Premium Lounge Sydney re-creates a laid-back ambience between 1 and 4 p.m. with the introduction of high tea paired with Dilmah, the renowned Sri Lankan tea brand known for its authentic unblended teas.  Guests will find Lemonade Scones with Whipped Cream and Strawberry Jam matched with Dilmah Gourmet Italian Almond Ceylon Single Origin or Smoked Salmon and Dill Tart with Lemon-infused Beurre Blanc with Dilmah Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea.

Travellers can choose to relax at the charming social spot AeroBar for a range of complimentary beverage including local Australian beers, house wines, barista coffees, an exotic selection of Dilmah teas and classic Aussie milkshakes as well as an array of top-up options of premium spirits and cocktails like Espresso Martini and Dilmah Lychee Sour Fizz.

The Wi-Fi-enabled lounge seats up to 70 guests and offers the best pre-flight experiences with comfortable seating, recharging pods and access to shower facilities. Lounge access rates start from US$45 for two hours usage and US$32 for children aged between two and 11. A 30% discount is available for guests booking through from now until 30 May.  Guest enquiries please contact lounge team at +61 2 969 34218 and email


About Plaza Premium Lounge

Plaza Premium Lounge is the world’s largest award-winning independent airport lounge network. It offers all travellers, regardless of airlines or class of travel, a lounge experience in a class of its own.  The brand’s footprint spans over 35 major international airports and includes Greater China (Hong Kong, Macao, mainland, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore), Australia, Americas (Brazil, Canada), Europe (Finland, Italy, U.K.), India and the Middle East (Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates).

The brand has been awarded the “World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge” for four consecutive years from 2016 to 2019 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, the global benchmark of aviation excellence, as well as the “Best Independent Airport Lounge 2018” by Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine and “Best Airport Lounge Operator 2018” by TTG Asia magazine.

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About Plaza Premium Group

With a mission to Make Travel Better, Plaza Premium Group is the pioneer and industry leader in innovating global airport hospitality services and facilities in over 170 locations of 46 international airports across the world. Established in 1998 and headquartered in Hong Kong, the group comprises five core business segments – airport lounges Plaza Premium First and Plaza Premium Lounge; airport hotel and leisure service Aerotel and Refreshhh by Aerotel; airport meet & greet service Allways and a range of Airport Dining concepts.  In addition to its own brands, Plaza Premium Group provides airport hospitality solutions to leading airlines, alliances and corporates around the world, including but not limited to Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, China Southern Airlines, Star Alliance, SkyTeam, American Express and many more. 

The group has won more than 60 accolades in the last five years, including “World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge” for four consecutive years from 2016 to 2019 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, the global benchmark of aviation excellence.  In addition, the group’s Founder and CEO Mr. Song Hoi-see was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year and Master Entrepreneur of The Year 2018 Malaysia.

Plaza Premium Group is the world's market leader of airport hospitality solutions with industry expertise and global reach, currently employing over 5,000 staff and serving more than 16 million global passengers annually.  By continuously innovating and striving to surpass travellers’ expectations of airport experiences, the group is growing exponentially across major international airports globally.

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