Spanning 538 square meters, the new space is elevating the lounge experience for customers travelling through the airport.
Airport Dimensions, global leader in airport lounges and travel experiences, has opened a new airside AMBAAR Club lounge at Salvador Bahia International Airport in Brazil as part of their collaboration with AMBAAR Lounge. The move comes following the recent opening of the AMBAAR Club landside lounge, which began operating October 2022.
Spanning 538 square meters, the new space is elevating the lounge experience for customers travelling through the airport. It has been designed to give passengers a last experience of Bahia (the Bay of All Saints), and the little town of Trancoso to its south which was once a small fishing village and now draws tourists from all over the world to its glorious beaches.
The sea-facing veranda houses of Trancoso are classic to the region, and their character is reflected at the airport, where passengers can while away their time on a veranda where the ocean view is replaced by a vista across the airport apron. The lounge boasts a number of other features which will be familiar to those who know the country well, such as hammock seating – for which the area is famed. Natural dark woods and AMBAAR’s elegant deep-brown and weathered-steel color pallet is used throughout, creating an ambiance of casual sophistication. There will also be a selection of local foods available.
The lounge offers seating for 127 guests, along with shower facilities, private meeting booths for those working on the go, and for families with young children, the cozy space also offers a play area, allowing the whole family to unwind and refresh. It will be open every day of the week, 06:00 – 22:00.
Nancy Knipp, President Americas at Airport Dimensions said; “Our partnership with AMBAAR has continued to flourish since its inception and our fabulous new space at Salvador Bahia International Airport is a testament to this. As we continue to progress and expand further in this important South American market, we’re humbled to be trusted by so many of Brazil’s airports to deliver a high quality, localized experience for their travelers. Our goal is to create spaces that highlight local craftsmanship and décor for a truly authentic travel experience that resonates with local travelers as well as those coming to the region for the first time.”
Bernardo Claro da Fonseca, AMBAAR Lounge CEO said; “With the launch of this lounge at Salvador Bahia International Airport, we have once again delivered a state-of-the-art space that embodies the harmonization of design and performance for our guests. All of us at AMBAAR are strongly committed to the strategic goals that make up our partnership with Airport Dimensions and it is this commitment that has time and again seen us deliver leading lounge spaces for our customers. We are leaders in the market, both in the number of spaces and the quality of what we deliver for travelers, with our lounges located at some of Brazil’s top 10 airports as a result of this quality. This opening is a very special achievement for both us and the VINCI team – who we have had the pleasure to work with, overcoming all challenges presented and achieving our goals.”
David Thompson, Commercial Director of Salvador Bahia International Airport said; “AMBAAR Club's second lounge will undoubtedly play a major role in improving our passenger’s airport experience. Salvador Bahia Airport seeks daily to provide a memorable journey to everyone who passes by, and a VIP lounge space was the missing component. AMBAAR Club is a sound strategic partner for us, with strong experience. Their beliefs are aligned with our own and we both appreciate that airports are not just a place of passage, but a place where lasting, positive memories are created.”
Landside at Salvador Bahia International Airport, Airport Dimensions and AMBAAR also recently opened an AMBAAR Club Lounge in October. The space is 60 sq m with 16 seats as well as shower and meeting room facilities.
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