DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Airport Lounge Development Inc. (ALD), the largest and most experienced independent shared-use lounge developer in the US, today announced the international expansion of its portfolio with its newest lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3, 'Club Aspire'. 'Club Aspire' is the second lounge to be launched in a joint venture partnership between ALD, a subsidiary of Collinson Group, and Swissport, two of the most experienced global companies operating airport lounges today. 'Club Aspire' builds on the success of 'Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5', opened by the joint venture partnership at Heathrow Terminal 5 in 2015.
'Club Aspire' will be available to premium airline passengers of participating airlines as part of their premium tickets, and Priority Pass, LoungeKey and Lounge Club Members. Travelers without membership can pre-book and enjoy three hours for an introductory price of £24.99 (approximately $32.00) using partner websites, including www.executivelounges.com and www.loungepass.com. Walk-in access is also available for an introductory price of £29.99 (approximately $39.00).
"As one of the world's leading airports and home to 80 airlines, London Heathrow Airport is an ideal addition to our international lounge network," said Nancy Knipp, Senior Vice President, ALD. "We're delighted to partner with Swissport to offer travelers an inclusive and innovative lounge experience at London Heathrow's Terminal 3, just one year after opening our lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5. This is an exciting time for ALD, as we've grown from 3 airport lounges to 13 in just under three years. We're looking forward to announcing exciting new US domestic locations in the coming months."
"Swissport's lounge offerings have grown steadily in popularity with the Aspire brand since it launched in 2012, and now covers many global destinations," said Shaun Weston, Travel Services Director, Swissport. "The opening of 'Club Aspire' gives us a presence in one of the world's most popular airport terminals and is another step forward for Swissport and the Aspire brand. We're pleased to have been able to combine our operational expertise with that of ALD's to create another world class lounge facility."
'Club Aspire' is located in Terminal 3 near Gate 9 and is open daily from 05:00 - 22:00. The brand-new lounge accommodates more than 120 passengers and incorporates the very best of contemporary design. The lounge offers a range of dedicated zones that will ensure travelers can work, rest or pamper themselves before their journey – including luxury spa treatments from Bliss. Its best-of-British food menu will include complimentary, freshly-prepared breakfast rolls, a salad bar, deli counter, and children's options. A premium menu with full meals will also be available for a small charge. Drink options will include complimentary premium brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, along with specialty teas and coffees.
"Following the success of 'Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5', we are delighted to be bringing the same experience to Terminal 3 with 'Club Aspire'," said Stephen Wilkinson, Property Director, London Heathrow. "We are always looking for new ways for our customers to receive the very best experience when they fly and we hope they enjoy the newest independent lounge we have to offer."
The addition of 'Club Aspire' increases ALD's airport lounge portfolio to thirteen, and demonstrates its continued commitment to expand domestically and internationally as more and more airports review their options for independent shared-use lounges. ALD continues to be the leader in shared-use airport lounge operations in the US and has aggressive plans for growth in the coming months.
ALD's 12 other airport lounges include:
- The Club at CVG, located in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport;
- The Club at DFW, located in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport;
- The Club at LAS (Terminals 1) and The Club at LAS (Terminal 3) in Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport;
- The Club at SJC, located in Mineta San José International Airport;
- The Club at ATL, located in the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport;
- The Club at PHX, located in the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport;
- The Club at SEA (concourse A ) and The Club at SEA (south satellite), both located at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport;
- The Club at MCO, located in Orlando International Airport;
- The Lounge, (concourse C) located at Boston Logan International Airport
- Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5, located in London Heathrow Airport.
For more information visit: http://www.theclubairportlounges.com.
About Airport Lounge Development Inc.
Airport Lounge Development (ALD) specializes in the design, construction, operation, management and marketing of independent shared-use airport lounges. ALD brings expertise and insight from the travel industry to offer deeper, forward thinking solutions for the benefit of airport and airline clients in the form of shared airport lounge concepts.
Operating since 2006, ALD (www.airportloungedev.com) is the U.S. leader in independent shared-use lounges offering an affordable hospitality experience for travelers on any airline and travelling any class of service. Using its successful business model, ALD is now also targeting growth outside of the US with 'Club Aspire' becoming its second UK lounge.
About Collinson Group
Airport Lounge Development is a Collinson Group company. Collinson Group has deep insight into the needs of frequent travelers, having served millions of customers worldwide for over 23 years through its Priority Pass product. The Group is a global leader in influencing customer behavior to drive revenue and value for its clients. It offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists who together provide market-leading experience in delivering products and services across four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance, and Assistance. Collinson Group has 25 years' experience, with 26 global locations, servicing over 800 clients in 170 countries, employing 2,000 staff, and managing over 20 million end customers.
About Aspire by Swissport
Aspire by Swissport operates 14 airport lounges in Europe and Africa, 9 of them being located in the UK at key locations such as Manchester Terminal 1, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Newcastle, the first of which opened within London Gatwick's North Terminal in February 2012. During 2015 Aspire Lounges opened new facilities in London Heathrow Terminal 5, Bristol and London Luton airports.
Aspire Lounges are part of Swissport International, the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry. Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 230 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 61,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com
Bliss is a world renowned expert in spas, skincare and well-being. Famous for delivering the best facials, massages, body treatments, hair removal and nail services, these highly-effective treatments are turned into best-in-class products to make guests look and feel beautiful, healthy, and happy. It all started when Bliss opened its first New York City location in 1996 and revolutionized the industry by taking a completely different approach to spas, skincare and well-being. Bliss operates 21 spas around the world and its spa-powered products are now sold in over 35 countries. From the powerful results from every spa service and product, to the upbeat environment, pretension-free attitude, everything Bliss does is aimed at empowering guests to achieve a higher state of happy.
Heathrow is the UK's hub airport, home to more than 80 airlines connecting to more than 180 destinations. Every year Heathrow welcomes over 70 million passengers with a commitment to 'making every journey better'. Following an investment of more than £11 billion over the past 10 years, passengers have voted Heathrow the 'Best Airport in Western Europe', 'Best Airport Terminal' for Terminal 5 and 'Best Airport for Shopping' 7 years in a row.
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