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In the present day: Assessment of the Concorde Room at London Heathrow Airport
The Concorde Room is British Airways’ most unique lounge class, and a step above the usual Enterprise and First Class lounges it provides throughout the globe. The Concorde Room is just accessible at London’s Heathrow Airport and New York’s JFK Airport, and might solely be accessed when you’re flying First Class on British Airways (one visitor is welcome as effectively), or in case you are a Gold Member of British Airways’ frequent flyer program Government Membership with 5,000 Tier Factors.
At London Heathrow Airport, the Concorde Room is positioned inside British Airways’ monumental lounge advanced at Terminal 5. There are two entrances: the primary entrance is positioned on the primary ground above the concourse (in entrance of the First Class lounge, known as ‘Galleries First’), however there’s additionally a discrete facet entrance positioned instantly after the safety test level. Beneath you may watch my video with a full tour of the Concorde Room (0:00 to 7:30).
The lounge itself is considerably harking back to the foyer of a boutique resort. It options the identical modern decor that can be discovered within the different British Airways lounges, with fashionable high-backed chairs, lovely chandeliers, and oak wooden floors. The decor takes its inspiration from the perfect of British design, craftsmanship and heritage, with elegant lighting from Porta Romana and modern tables from Boss Design.
Whereas the lounge itself is just not massive and feels fairly busy, there may be loads of seating for everybody. One facet of the lounge options a few cozy sitting corners with fuel fires (making a “dwelling away from dwelling” atmosphere), whereas the alternative facet of the lounge has a terrace which provides good views throughout the airport’s concourse and apron. The middle of the lounge is made up of a classy bar and restaurant. The restaurant house is kind of exceptional, that includes a set of beautiful, non-public cubicles, along with a few communal eating tables.
Full waiter service and à la carte eating are provided on a complimentary. The menu adjustments on a month-to-month foundation and visitors can dine within the restaurant or order meals from the menu to wherever they’re sitting within the lounge. I visited the Concorde Room within the early afternoon, and I ordered the next dishes for lunch:
- Starter: John Ross smoked Salmon, served with capers, shallots, olives & bitter cream, and dressed with lemon oil
- Primary course: pas roasted sea bass, served with new potatoes, effective inexperienced beans, purple chard & backyard peas, with an almond, tomato & herb lemon dressing
- Dessert: fruit salad (melon, orange, grapes, pineapple, kiwi and mango)
The Concorde Room additionally homes the ’Forty Winks’ nap lounge, a lounge inside a lounge that includes energy nap sleep pods. Launched in partnership with Restworks, the ‘Forty Winks’ lounge permits prospects in want of some pre-flight relaxation the possibility to energy nap in a devoted EnergyPod. The EnergyPod char has been designed completely for energy napping with distinctive mixture of gravity impartial positioning and privateness visor. The Heathrow First Class ‘Forty Winks’ lounge is complimentary and operates on a self-service foundation so prospects don’t must pre-book. There are seven pods accessible and prospects can use the ‘Your Menu’ lounge app to test if a pod is offered in actual time.
Sadly, British Airways not provides spa service to visitors of the Concorde Room. The assorted British Airways lounges at Terminal 5 used to share an Elemis Journey Spa, which was fairly superior. Whereas the complimentary therapies had been fast (quarter-hour), they had been prime shelf, plus it was one thing else to do to interrupt up the journey. I beloved it. However final spring, British Airways made the choice to completely shut its Elemis Spas inside airport lounges, after the spas had been briefly closed at the start of the pandemic. Showers are nonetheless accessible although.
PHOTOS OF THE CONCORDE ROOM AT LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT
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