London: The No.1 Traveller airport lounge at London Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal is today celebrating an award for offering the Best Business Facilities of any airport lounge in the world. The lounge has been honoured in the Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards, decided by the members of Priority Pass, the world’s largest independent airport lounge access program.
Jonathan French, head of brand, Priority Pass, says: “To be voted as having the best business facilities in the world is a great reflection of how hard No.1 Traveller airport lounges work to support their customers. With international business travel now a significant part of our lives, it is imperative that we offer Priority Pass members the best options to balance work and travel. We therefore commend No.1 Traveller for its achievement.”
Michael Robey, head of experience for No.1 Traveller, comments: “Business passengers represent a significant proportion of the guests we look after in our lounges, and, as such, we are committed to ensuring our facilities meet their needs and allow them to keep working on the move. We provide a range of services that help make travellers’ time at the airport as productive and stress-free as possible. We are delighted this hard work and focus has been recognised with the award for Best Business Facilities at our Gatwick North lounge. The fact the award is voted for by Priority Pass members is a great endorsement and encourages us to continue developing market-leading facilities for all our guests.”
The Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards, established in 2005, are designed to recognise service excellence amongst the lounges in the Priority Pass programme. No.1 Traveller at Gatwick North was singled out for honour amongst more than 1300 other airport lounges. With the award based on over 40,000 ratings made by Priority Pass members - frequent travellers primarily travelling on business who know a thing or two about travel - this accolade has come from an impeccable source.
The No.1 Gatwick airport lounge, North Terminal features an independent travel spa and Business Centre. The fully equipped, modern business facility includes private meeting rooms, available for hire. The space includes printing, scanning and faxing facilities, alongside free Wi-Fi and internet terminals.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Priority Pass has millions of members worldwide. The programme provides frequent travellers with airport lounge access, irrespective of their class of travel, airline flown or existing membership in an airline loyalty programme. Founded in 1992 with 55 lounges in 49 countries, Priority Pass today offers access to more than 1300 airport lounges in over 600 cities in more than 148 countries.
There were a total of nine winners in the Priority Pass 2012 Lounge of the Year Awards:
Global Award: Swiss-Lounge, Basel-Mulhouse
Europe Swiss Lounge, Basel-Mulhouse (global winner)
North America Alaska Airlines Board Room, Seattle
Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) American Admirals Club, Rio
Africa/Middle East Menzies Aviation Shongololo Lounge, Johannesburg
Asia Pacific Travelers’ Lounge, Hong Kong – East Hall
Best Staff: The Yorkshire Premier Lounge, Leeds Bradford
Best Refreshments: Dilmun Lounge, Bahrain
Best Business Facilities: No.1 Gatwick, North Terminal, London Gatwick