Traveling through LAX with executive privileges? Be sure to make a stop at the new Star Alliance Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Designed by Gensler, the new lounge provides places to nap, work, eat, drink, socialize or even shower before you next flight. There's even an open-air terrace so you can sit outside and get some sun. The project features a mid-century design aesthetic, and it's aiming for LEED Gold certification.
The new Star Alliance Lounge in the Tom Bradley Terminal at LAX officially opened its doors to passengers on September 25th. First class, business, and Star Alliance Gold card passengers departing on Star Alliance member airlines from TBIT are welcome to enjoy the lounge, which offers a wide variety of amenities to travelers. The 18,000 sq ft lounge offers spaces for quiet work, meetings, a bar for socializing, a den, a study room, and a media room. In addition, the lounge features a cafe, eight shower rooms for those need refreshing and an open air terrace with views of the airport and of the Hollywood Hills.
“Lounge access on a global scale is one of the Alliance benefits most sought after and valued by our customers,” stated Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab. “The fantastic new lounge in Los Angeles is testimony to the fact that alliances add value over and above what individual airlines can offer. We are certain that our passengers will highly appreciate this top of the line facility.”
Gensler and Star Alliance worked closely with the USGBC to design and build the space to meet the LEED Gold standard. Besides daylighting and energy-efficient design, the project includes the use of sustainable materials and furnishings. Gensler’s inspiration for the lounge is a contemporary interpretation of modernist LA architecture from the 1950s and 1960s. This includes the use of American walnut wood flooring, raked limestone walls, artisan crafted ceramic wall tiles, and other locally-sourced furnishings.
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