LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Louis' Tavern CIP First Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport has been named this year's Best Airport Lounge in the Asia Pacific region at Priority Pass 2014 Lounge of the Year Awards. Now in their tenth year, the awards recognise excellence within the Priority Pass network of over 700 airport lounges worldwide.
The Louis' Tavern CIP First Class Lounge caters for a mixture of business and leisure travellers and was carefully designed by one of Thailand's leading interior design firms IMADE. The lounge, which was also crowed last year's winner in this category, has a contemporary design style infused with Thai patterns and fabrics.
Miss Pearly Laksameekan Ingkakul, Group Director of Operations, Louis' Tavern CIP First Class Lounge said: "We are honoured to win this prestigious award in the second year and delighted to be named Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Asia Pacific Award for the second year. We attribute this to our well-trained staff who continue to deliver excellent and unforgettable services to our customers. When it comes to Thai hospitality, we are well known for services that come from the heart".
Last year, Bangkok was identified as the most visited city in the world by the Global Destination Cities Index. With so many travellers passing through, it's important to have facilities available to customers who are looking for a peaceful, yet authentic, environment where they can work or relax.
Stephen Simpson, Global Marketing Director for Priority Pass, said: "As airports become busier, we believe the lounge is a key moment of truth for a new global class of discerning consumers. This group is looking for smart ways to upgrade their lifestyles, for example using lounge access as a means to travel in style and comfort, without going to the expense of business class flights. Brands wishing to reach this increasingly savvy group should ensure lounge access sits front and centre of any customer incentive programme".
"We congratulate Louis' Tavern CIP First Class Lounge on its achievement. Over the past 10 years, Priority Pass's Lounge of the Year Awards have given the most comprehensive overview of the quality of the world's airport lounges based on members' own opinions. In order to win, lounges must demonstrate the strongest commitment to excellence, day in, day out."
Priority Pass received over 84,000 votes from members in this year's poll, an increase of 44 percent compared with last year. Members vote on a set of criteria covering overall lounge quality, including refreshments, staff, business facilities and overall ambience.
Recognition for Taipei and New Zealand
The More Premium Lounge at Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei was highly commended for this region. The facilities, services and eloquent design provided are designed to ensure the comfort of guests whether they are transferring or arriving at the airport.
The Emperor Lounge at Auckland Airport was highly commended for the best refreshments. The fresh range of international hot and cold dishes, pastries, snacks and beverages available at this airport lounge meant that travellers were provided with a delicious selection of meals and refreshments whilst relaxing before their flights.
The overall global award went to the Club Kingston at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica.
Priority Pass (http://www.prioritypass.com) provides frequent travellers with airport lounge access, irrespective of their class of travel, airline flown or existing membership in an airline loyalty program. Launched in 1992, Priority Pass now offers more than 700 airport lounges worldwide in 400 cities in over 120 countries.
Priority Pass is part of the Collinson Group, a global leader in shaping and influencing customer behaviour to drive revenue and value for its clients. It offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists who together provide market-leading experience in delivering products and services across four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance and Assistance. The Collinson Group has in excess of 25 years' experience, with 28 global locations, servicing over 800 clients in 150 countries, employing over 1,400 staff, managing over 20 million end customers.
SOURCE Priority Pass