British Airways has put out the welcome mat at its new lounge at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, with BA and Oneworld travellers sure to be impressed by the chic design of the fresh space.
This looks nothing like any other British Airways lounge, and that's quite deliberate: the Rome lounge follows a new concept which combines British and European design for what the airline describes as "a luxurious and contemporary look and feel."
It's all rather pared-back and Euro-minimalist, with clean uncluttered lines.
The lounge's 460m² footprint provides room for almost 140 travellers booked in first class, business class or holding the relevant frequent flyer status – such as BA Executive Club Silver or Gold, Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold or Platinum, or any other tier equivalent to Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald.
High windows bring the outside in, with plenty of natural light and views across the runway, although 'smart electronic blinds' will roll down as the glare and heat rises, ensuring that travellers can always enjoy a comfortable environment.
The lounge's centrepiece is a granite topped feature bar with bespoke lighting and comfortable low seating, which looks straight out of an Italian cafe or bistro.
Cocktails are served during peak hours, with self-pour available the rest of the time.
There are also quiet zones and working zones...
... with AC/USB sockets littered throughout the lounge along with wireless printing for that last-minute piece of hardcopy.