Singapore Airlines (SIA) will invest more than S$50 million (US$37 million) in a major revamp of its SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (T3).
Renovations will commence in August 2019 and are expected to be completed by mid-2021.
The project, overseen by hospitality designers Hirsch Bedner Associates, will see an overall 30 per cent increase in space and total customer capacity for the T3 lounges.
Suites and first class customers can look forward to a brand-new Private Room and First Class Lounge. The First Class Lounge will continue to feature a flagship bar, while The Private Room will boast a full-service fine dining section within the lounge.
The Business Class Lounge will be expanded and feature four distinct zones. Customers with a short transit can have a light snack in a relaxed café setting, while those with more time may explore a full selection of Asian and international cuisines in the dining hall, including live stations offering local delights.
A highlight of the new Business Class Lounge will be a full service bar that doubles up as a self-service breakfast station in the mornings. Productivity pods will be available for customers who need a corner to work, and there will also be a rest area with chaise lounges for customers to catch some shut-eye.
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge will also double in capacity and include dedicated working spaces, as well as larger al fresco seating and dining areas. It will also be equipped with restrooms and showers.
The construction process will be carried out over four phases, during which the lounges will be progressively renovated in sections, starting with the Business Class Lounge, followed by the First Class Lounge and The Private Room, and finally the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge. Customers, in the meantime, will be invited to temporary lounges.