Today, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) offers a multi-sensual airport lounge experience to visitors at its Zurich hub. The approximately 5300-square-feet SWISS Alpine Lounge occupies the former location of the First Class Lounge in the airport’s Terminal A, and can accommodate up to 100 travelers.
A mountain hut with quality Swiss materials
Zurich’s new SWISS Alpine Lounge blends all the charm of a rustic, yet contemporary, mountain chalet with the comforts and the style features of the familiar SWISS lounges. A special highlight are the light-wood elements and the bespoke furniture, much of it hand-made by Swiss craft artisans. The quality alpine-style carpets and cushion covers are also hand-crafted and sourced from local Swiss manufacturers. Large communal wooden tables underscore the chalet-like ambience, while the high windows offer fabulous views of the apron area and its flight activities.
A modern food and beverage concept around a rustic oven
SWISS has taken a new direction with the lounge’s food concept as well. The centerpiece of the new SWISS Alpine Lounge is a rustic oven in which seasonal dishes are prepared. Additionally, guests are offered a range of ingredients to tailor the food to their particular taste. These options that customize their meals also help to reduce food waste. The beverages on offer include a selection of local Swiss wines and spirits. The wines are served using a new and more eco-friendly dispensing system that enhances both the quality of the wine and the lounge’s recycling credentials.
The new SWISS Alpine Lounge is open Mondays to Fridays from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The lounge is available to Miles & More Senators, Star Alliance Gold Members and Business Class travelers on SWISS and other Lufthansa Group airlines.