Plaza Premium Group, a pioneer in airport hospitality services, has introduced its exclusive VIP lounge experience to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The world-class lounge located at JKIA’s Terminal 1D near gate 4, on level 2, provides travellers with a go-to space to relax, eat, drink, work, and refresh before boarding.

Plaza Premium Lounge Nairobi covers 366 sqm and has a capacity of 150 seats, according the member traveler with comfort and convenience in a refreshingly modern manner.

Amenities at the lounge that has a contemporary African look and feel include comfortable lounge seats, high-speed Wifi, charging stations, and dedicated workspaces, and showers.

The lounge by the Dubai-based firm also offers travelers gourmet menu featuring main Kenyan and global cuisines made by top chefs to ensure every unique palate is catered to.

The busy JKIA is the regional business and tourism hub and accommodates averagely 9 million travellers, 40 airlines, and over 200 nationalities annually as a top destination.

“The addition of Plaza Premium Lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a significant milestone for Kenya Airports Authority,” said Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Ag. MD Henry Ogoye during the launch of the Plaza Premium Lounge Nairobi.

He added: “We are proud to be a part of this exciting development and are confident that it will enhance the overall airport experience for travellers visiting East Africa, aligning perfectly with our vision to make travel stress-free and our mission to provide a consistent and delightful travel experience.”

Plaza Premium Group says its new JKIA lounge raises the bar for airport hospitality to boost the needs of a modern global traveler by providing a haven of luxury in the East African hub.

“PPG’s presence in the MEA region is growing from strength to strength. Recently we celebrated the successful openings of our Plaza Premium Lounge Amman, Jordan, as well as two Root98 outlets in Jeddah,” revealed Plaza Premium Group Senior Vice President of EMEA Okan Kufeci.

Kufeci added, “Today’s announcement marks the fourth touchpoint for us in this vibrant region in the past 6 months, and we are honoured to be a partner with Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to offer a more comfortable way to await your flight in one of the fast-growing global tourism markets.”

The new lounge in Nairobi is the group’s second in Africa as the strategic expansion grows its global network of over 250 locations across 80 international airports and 30 countries.

The lounge adds to the firm’s MEA portfolio of executive airport lounges, hotels and F&B outlets in Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, and Addis Ababa.

Plaza Premium Group was established in Hong Kong in 1998 by Founder and CEO, Song Hoi-see, who felt that the airport lounge experience should not be limited to a closed-circuit group of travellers and introduced the world's first independent airport lounge concept.

It provides airport hospitality to top global airlines, alliances and corporates, including Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Star Alliance, SkyTeam, American Express, and Capital One.