American Express today unveiled its new American Express Lounge next to Gate 24 at Sydney International Airport, available exclusively to a large number of its premium* Card Members as a bonus travel benefit.
The new lounge is operated by global airport service specialists Plaza Premium, and offers guests everything you can expect from a premium airline lounge: complimentary food and beverage featuring Australian producers, shower suites, high-speed Wi-Fi, computer and copy facilities, flight information screens, and a selection of local and international magazines and newspapers.
“Our Card Members all over the world tell us that airport lounge access is one of the most rewarding card benefits, offering a stress-free haven away from the hustle and bustle of a busy airport,” said Julie Nestor, Vice President of Brand, Rewards and Digital Commerce at American Express Australia. “With the opening of the American Express Lounge we’re able to provide this lounge experience to a large number of our Card Members and it doesn’t matter which airline class they fly.”
Mr Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited commented: “We are very excited to work with American Express on this collaboration as this new Sydney lounge marks our first venture into the Australian market. We will constantly find new ways to innovate the lounge experience. Service is at the heart of the Plaza Premium Lounge offering, and we are dedicated to furnish American Express cardholders with a seamless airport experience, making their travel exceptional,” he added.
Underlining American Express’ expertise and long-standing experience in travel, the lounge is the latest addition to a range of Card Member benefits at the airport that makes the journey from check-in to boarding as easy and rewarding as possible. These include access to a complimentary trolley when customers swipe their American Express card at any of the six trolley dispensers at the T1 Departures Roadway, free Wi-Fi and mobile charging stations, and a $30 statement credit for Card Members when spending $250 or more at duty free outlets**.