From ambitious beginnings to growing our network across the globe, scroll through memory lane with us and explore some of our major openings and achievements.
At the time, a comfortable seat and luxurious view of the airport runway were accessible by invite only, until we opened our doors.
Plaza Premium Lounge Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Founder and CEO Song Hoi-see introduces the world's first independent lounges in two hub airports. The opening of Plaza Premium Lounge marked the start of a revolution within airport hospitality – a premium experience for all.
Plaza Premium Lounge’s first North American location launched in Vancouver, which was then starting to become a very popular destination for travellers from Asia.
Plaza Premium Group drives its loyal customers to airport lounges in Beijing for an enhanced airport experience to passengers in China.
This is the first Thai Airways lounge managed by Plaza Premium Lounge, this also marked the launch of our management model. To this day, we continue to serve and operate the Royal Orchid Lounge for Thai Airways through our strong and long-lasting relationship. Today, not only do we manage lounges of airlines and alliances, but we also operate many of the world's top lounges under a white label model.
The world’s first airport arrivals lounge was born in Hong Kong when Mr. Song Hoi-see set the trend to cater not only to in-transit and departing passengers, but to those arriving as well.
Plaza Premium Group’s entry into the Middle East is cemented by its opening of Plaza Premium Lounge in Muscat International Airport.
The very first Plaza Premium Lounge to launch in India opened its doors in Hyderabad. This planted the seed which would grow to become one of Plaza Premium Group’s key markets today.
The very first Wellness Spa is launched in Hong Kong, offering hair, massage and spa treatments for passengers who want to pamper before or after a flight.
Alongside the launch of the new klia2 terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Plaza Premium Group opened Plaza Premium Lounge, The BAR, The Green Market and Wellness Spa and Salon locations in the new terminal.
Plaza Premium Group expands its footprint in the Middle East by opening three Plaza Premium Lounge locations in Abu Dhabi.
Plaza Premium Group’s first location in Europe opened its doors in The Queen’s Terminal at London Heathrow. This initiated our expansion into Europe, starting with one of the world’s busiest airports.
Plaza Premium Group launches first co-branded lounge with China Eastern Airlines.
In time for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Plaza Premium Group launched three Plaza Premium Lounge locations, Aerotel Rio de Janeiro, and the management of the Star Alliance Lounge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The world’s first airport transit hotel with an outdoor swimming pool launches in Singapore, this sees the beginning of a new business line for Plaza Premium Group.
Plaza Premium Lounge partners with SATS to reveal a new lounge brand, BLOSSOM, the only independent airport lounge in Terminal 4 at Changi Airport.
In the ever-evolving landscape of airport hospitality, Plaza Premium Lounge is an active player in the expansion of leading financial service corporations’ airport strategy, lending lounge consultancy and management service to American Express.