Yesterday Singapore Airlines announced a massive 50 million dollar upgrade plan to its lounges at Changi Airport. This is welcome news to many and well overdue.
Singapore Airlines has four different lounge types in Terminal 3, Silver Kris (Business class lounge), First Class Lounge and The Private room are all part of the same space technically while the KrisFlyer Gold lounge (accessible to those who hold status but fly economy) is a few meters away.
Since most of the lounges are located within the same space, Singapore Airlines is rolling out the renovations in different stages, with stage 1 starting this August and the final completion date set for mid-2021.
Fifty million dollars isn’t pocket change, so I’m expecting a vast improvement and based on the artist renders, that’s exactly what we’re going to get!
Brand new “The Private Room”
Once finished, this will no doubt be the most exclusive and anticipated lounge. Only guests flying in Singapore Airlines first class can access The Private Room (and guests connecting on Singapore Airlines business). I’ve previously reviewed The Private Room at T3 here.
Singapore Airlines promises a carefully designed luxurious and intimate seating spaces suitable for both work and rest, and TPR will still feature a full-service fine dining section in the lounge.
New First Class Lounge
If you’re flying first class with a different Star Alliance carrier, you will be able to access the brand new First Class Lounge which is to the side of the SilverKris Business Class lounge. Singapore Airlines promises the “ultimate bespoke lounge experience” so we should have high expectations.
New SilverKris Business Class Lounge
This will no doubt, be the most significant improvement! Right now the lounge doesn’t exactly scream “flagship experience”, but SQ is looking to change that. New renders of the lounge look trés-chic and much brighter compared to the current situation.
The new business class lounge will have four different zones. Customers with a short transit can have a light snack in a relaxed café setting, while those with more time to spend may explore a full selection of Asian and international cuisines in the dining hall, including live stations that will offer signature local delights.
Of course, you can’t have a proper business class lounge without a full-service bar so Singapore Airlines will introduce one that doubles as a breakfast area in the morning. Productivity pods will also be available for customers who need a discreet corner to catch up on work, while a rest area with chaise lounges will be provided for customers to catch some shut-eye before their flight.
New Kris Flyer Gold Lounge
This is probably the worst lounge to be in right now, and personally, I would skip it altogether. However, after the renovation, this should make for a good Star Alliance Gold lounge to relax before your flight and Singapore Airlines is finally installing bathrooms and showers in the place as well!