New Plaza Premium Lounge Enhances Travellers' Experience at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport

WINNIPEG, Sept. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Plaza Premium Group and Winnipeg Airports Authority jointly celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Plaza Premium Lounge at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Located in the Domestic and International Departures area, the new lounge offers travellers a tranquil and comfortable environment to relax and refresh ahead of their flight.

"We are very excited to join hands with Winnipeg Airports Authority to bring world-class lounge facilities to travellers. In addition to Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver, our presence in Winnipeg provides a premium airport experience to more travellers within Canada as part of our international growth strategy. Our ultimate goal is to create exceptional and seamless experiences for travellers through innovative products and attentive service." remarked Mr. Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group.

"In opening the Winnipeg lounge, Plaza Premium Group has connected our community with their global network of incredible lounges, introducing our customers to world-class travel experiences," said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. "Sharing a passion for providing people with services that exceed their expectations brought us together and we look forward to setting a new standard for future travel together."

As the first independent airport lounge in Winnipeg, Plaza Premium Lounge measures over 310 square metres with seating for nearly 100 people, offering a new lounge experience for all travellers flying out of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. This marks the brand's twelfth lounge in Canada.

The new Plaza Premium Lounge has been thoughtfully designed to enhance the overall airport experience. The use of fine timber, polished granite, supreme quality fabric, and a combination of chic decorations and warm ceramic wall tiles create the ambience and feel of classy living room. The state-of-the-art lounge facilities encompass Plaza Premium's signature Honeycomb seating, providing extra privacy for travellers. A great option for business and leisure travellers alike, the lounge offers complimentary Wi-Fi and plenty of electrical outlets for tablets, laptops and mobile phones.

Plaza Premium Lounge in Winnipeg offers its guests a wide array of food and beverage options. Apart from a variety of juices, coffee, beer, wine and spirits, the staff also freshly prepare a delectable selection of mouth-watering fare, including signature dishes such as Chocolate and Marinated Strawberries Flatbread as well as Rotisserie Chicken.

The new lounge is designed above all to reflect the Plaza Premium brand experience and to offer travellers both tranquility and enjoyment in Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, whether they are embarking on a short trip or starting on a longer journey.

About Plaza Premium Group
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Plaza Premium Group is the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services in over 130 locations of 35 international airports across the world, with a collective goal of 'enhancing your airport experience'. The Group comprises four core airport services, Airport Lounge, Airport Transit Hotel, Airport Meet & Greet Service, and Airport Dining.

With more than 17 years of experience, the Group currently employs over 3,500 staff and serves over 7 million travellers around the world annually. The Group is dedicated to providing quality services and possesses proprietary knowledge in the airport hospitality industry. By continuously surpassing travellers' expectations, the Group's network is rapidly growing across major international airports around the world.

About Plaza Premium Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge, the world's first independent airport lounge, gives travellers a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, a home away from home, by providing a space with top-notch services and facilities for travellers arriving, departing and transiting at major airports including Abu Dhabi, Edmonton, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, New Delhi, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Comfortable seating, enticing food and beverage selection, showers with amenities, private resting suites, VIP rooms, recharging stations, Wi-Fi, computer workstations are but a few of the services offered to enhance the airport experience.

As the first airport lounge network to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification, we are committed to providing consistently quality services and continual improvement for valued customers. By putting into action, the best ideas and practices from across the network and around the world, we focus on innovative and quality products and services.

On top of the sublime and opulent independent airport lounges that are in operation, we also manage lounges for leading airlines and alliances including Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines and SkyTeam.

About WAA
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, a full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico and the world.

Located at the geographic centre of North America, with round-the-clock operations, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the number one dedicated freighter airport in Canada as measured by the number of flights. The airport generates over $3.6 billion in total economic output and welcomes 3.67 million passengers annually. Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the first Canadian LEED certified airport terminal.

SOURCE Plaza Premium Group

For further information: Edward Cheng, Senior Manager - Corporate Communications, Plaza Premium Group, Tel: (852) 3960 1323,; Breanne Talbot, Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Winnipeg Airports Authority, Media Line: (204) 992-2791,


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