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Photos: Lufthansa's new lounges at Frankfurt Airport

By David Flynn     Filed under: Lufthansa, star alliance, Frankfurt, airport lounges, Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa boasts five new lounges, including its largest in the world, at Frankfurt Airport's new A-Plus Concourse built for Lufthansa and its Star Alliance chums.

A First Class Lounge, Senator Lounge and Business Lounge are located on the EU Departures and Arrivals level, along with Senator and Business Lounges in the 'non-Schengen' area.

The Senator Lounge in the Non-Schengen area is Lufthansa’s largest lounge worldwide, spanning across almost 2,100 square metres.

And if five lounges isn't enough, Lufthansa promises that "in future, passengers at Frankfurt Airport will have a choice of 13 Lufthansa lounges plus the First Class Terminal with a total floor space of more than 17,500 square metres."

In the first half of 2013 the Senator Lounge in the adjacent Concourse A will be refurbished.

The two Senator and Business lounges are fitted out in Lufthansa's new design, which the airline says was developed in close cooperation with passengers.

One feature: backlit walls with forest motifs, "which generate a relaxing atmosphere", while materials including leather and oak "enhance the welcoming, feel-good atmosphere".

Let's go for a virtual wander through Lufty's new lounges...

The new design is all about clean lines and European elegance.

Forget the frills and bling of some middle-eastern carriers: Lufthansa's all about paring back to create a restrained and very contemporary look.

Being positioned at the apex of the new A-Plus pier affords several great views over the working area of Frankfurt airport.

It's similar to the vibe you get at Cathay Pacific's The Cabin lounge in Hong Kong: there's no way to forget you're at an airport and about to off on a journey.

And you probably won't forget which airline you're flying with, either.

By the way, did you spot the AC sockets on the tables between all those chairs?

The lounges boasts not only plenty of room for travellers but plenty of juice for their tech.

For an alternative view to the runways, there's that forest motif displayed on a backlit wall.

Behind the floor-to-ceiling glass panels lies a seperate area with recliners if you want to get really close to the make-believe green.

Is all that mock nature a bit unsettling? Calm your nerves with a drink or two at the bar.

 And because it's a Lufthansa lounge, smoke 'em if you've got 'em!

The bathrooms borrow much of their design from Lufthansa's other premium lounges.

Look closely and in the background you can see the famous yellow Lufthansa bath duck.

If you head through any of Lufthansa's new lounges at Frankfurt Airport, drop back here and share your thoughts!

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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

 

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1 on 10/10/12 by Rufus

That entry desk looks very much like the check-in desk in the first class terminal.  Which makes me suspicious - knowing the standard of a typical LH, I would expect they're just teasing, and all those pics were from the first class lounge...

1 on 10/10/12 by KG

I spent time in the relatively new MUC Senator lounge last Thursday and it looks very similar to what is shown on the pictures in this article, so I do have good hope that it is an accurate reflection of what they are actually building.

2 on 10/10/12 by John

I think KG is right -- the problem is that the newer Senator lounges are actually pretty good, but the existing ones in Frankfurt are so bad that one does a "bwuh?!" double-take at the very idea that these are lounges in the same category from the same airline.

 

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