The new AMBAAR Club POA lounge spans 250 square meters and can welcome 76 guests.
Airport Dimensions, global leader in airport lounges and travel experiences, has opened a new airside AMBAAR Club lounge at Salgado Filho Porto Alegre International Airport (POA) in Brazil as part of their ongoing collaboration with AMBAAR Lounge. The lounge is the second AMBAAR Club lounge to open at the airport and the first to open in the international terminal.
The new AMBAAR Club POA lounge spans 250 square meters and can welcome 76 guests. Amenities include a TV area with chaise longues for guests to sit back and relax. The lounge utilises local materials for the design wherever possible and has been designed to reflect the culture of the region. With stone incorporated throughout, warm-toned walls, and locally inspired furniture and décor, the space is reflective of the sophistication and ‘welcoming’ atmosphere for which Serra Gaúcha’s country houses are famed and will undoubtedly revive pleasant memories of visits to Rio Grande do Sul.
A buffet offering fruits, cakes, breads, and more is available during breakfast. Passengers visiting later in the day for lunch or dinner will be able to enjoy a menu including local and finger foods. The Porto Alegre region is famous for its wines, and at the bar guests will be able to taste some of local vintages as well as other famous Brazilian cocktails including the renowned Caipirinha, providing a memorable last experience of the region.
The international lounge will be open 24 hours a day so guests can enjoy the experience no matter when they fly.
Nancy Knipp, President Americas at Airport Dimensions said; “Our partnership with AMBAAR continues to experience impressive growth. The launch of this second lounge at Porto Alegre International Airport further validates the value our partnership brings to Brazilian airports. This new space is the first to offer a lounge amenity to international guests coming through the airport and comes at a perfect time as Brazil experiences a surge in international travel. Both we at Airport Dimensions and the team at AMBAAR pride ourselves on developing spaces true to their local environments, and this is exemplified yet again at this new space at Porto Alegre.”
Bernardo Claro da Fonseca, AMBAAR Lounge CEO said; “As the pandemic crisis was slowing down and the air transportation market was resuming its activity, the strategic planning developed to manage risk and CAPEX efficiency led us very early on, to understand that the Brazilian domestic market would be the first to recover. AMBAAR CLUB consistently opened domestic lounges starting December 2021 throughout 2022, building a network across the top 10 airports in Brazil. Now in 2023, we are executing a selective process to open lounges at international terminals to further increase our inventory and offer outstanding value to our partners and passengers. Altogether, Airport Dimensions and AMBAAR Lounge are leading an impressive expansion.”
Rodrigo Sousa, commercial director of Fraport Brasil emphasized; “The opening of a new VIP lounge at Porto Alegre Airport celebrates the partnership with Ambaar Lounge and Airport Dimensions. It is the second lounge that we offer to our passengers, demonstrating our commitment to offering differentiated and quality services.”
Another lounge is expected to open at Fortaleza in spring 2023, and more can be expected at other locations across Brazil.
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