Melbourne gets pay-to-access Marhaba airport lounge

Melbourne gets pay-to-access Marhaba airport lounge

Melbourne Airport's international terminal will see its first pay-to-enter lounge with the opening of the new Marhaba lounge on September 12, 2017.

Part of the Marhaba lounge network operated by the Emirates-owned Dnata air services group, passengers who lack access to an airline-specific lounge – most likely because they're not travelling in business or first class, or don't have appropriate frequent flyer status – can pay their way into the lounge for A$65 for up to four hours.

Some airlines will offer access to selected travellers who hold membership in that airline's lounge program but not the appropriately lofty frequent flyer status, and Australian Business Traveller understands the lounge could be added to the Priority Pass network in the future.

With room for 200 travellers, features of the lounge include a buffet, shower suites and a quiet zone.

The wine list boasts "a selection of Australia’s finest wines', according to Dnata, or a shot of Hudson Coffee fro the barista bar for that morning wake-up.

The Marhaba Lounge is open daily from 6am to midnight.

David Flynn

David Flynn (David)

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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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19 Jun, 2018 10:24 pm

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