Designed by renowned architectural and interior design firm ONG&ONG, Singapore Airlines has unveiled its brand new SilverKris Lounge at Heathrow, following the airline’s recent move into Heathrow’s Terminal 2. The new Heathrow SilverKris Lounge for First and Business Class customers follows Singapore Airlines’ worldwide ‘home away from home’ concept, which is thoughtfully designed and modelled to provide a sense of ‘being home’.
Located in T2B close to gate B36, Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Lounge welcomes customers with a signature batik design screen; an element common across lounges featuring the new design and similar to those already seen in Sydney and Hong Kong.
With separate areas dedicated to First and Business Class customers, a total of 208 seats will be offered, complete with roving hosts to look after guests throughout their stay. In First Class, customers will be proactively provided with an at-seat service, including a choice of welcome drinks on arrival, together with a hot towel service similar to that experienced on board.
For the first time in London, customers will be able to enjoy flexible and dedicated spaces, from specific dining and living areas, to specially designed productivity pods, Singapore Airlines’ new signature armchairs and even private cove areas exclusive to London. Customers will have every opportunity to relax and feel at home whatever their preference.
As part of the design, a completely new Gallery space is also offered close to the entrance and accessible to both First and Business Class customers. Providing a residential feel including curated art pieces, the space offers selected self-service drinks and snacks, as well as a travel concierge facility for anyone needing some quick assistance with flights and seating. Additionally, the space will provide the focus for a range of cultural and calendar-linked events and showcases throughout the year – such as around Christmas or Lunar New Year.
Food & Drink
A familiar ‘taste of Singapore’ theme will feature in the new lounge, incorporating a selection of freshly cooked food using only fresh ingredients, as well as complementary wines, beers, spirits and champagne relevant to each lounge. The lounge menus are changed regularly to suit frequent fliers, incorporating authentic local culinary delights cooked freshly by on-site chefs, complementing the overall in-flight offerings.
First Class customers will benefit from both a self-service buffet area and an à la carte offering, where five different à la carte menus will operate throughout each day. At least two different menus will be available at any one time to ensure a wide selection of choices, including iconic dishes from Singapore such as Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice. These dishes will feature alongside traditional English fare, such as the afternoon tea menu, which is expected to become a firm favourite.
Business Class customers will enjoy a self-service buffet, still offering menu items cooked freshly on-site using only fresh ingredients and which will also provide variety across both Asian and Western dishes throughout the day. In a new feature, the Business Class lounge also includes a bar area, complete with a professional bar tender, where customers can enjoy a range of premium drinks, including freshly prepared cocktails. First Class guests will also have access to visit the bar area should they wish.