In a bid to revolutionize the travel experience, luxury terminal service PS has unveiled plans to introduce the first private terminal at Miami International Airport (MIA) by 2025.
Founded in 2017, PS aims to provide an escape from the chaos associated with commercial travel. Catering to frequent fliers and affluent travelers, the company offers an exclusive and opulent environment that guarantees privacy, efficiency, and an array of luxury amenities.
With the introduction of its private terminal, PS aims to redefine the way travelers embark on their journeys, ushering in a new era of sophistication and convenience at one of the busiest airports in the world.
By owning airport terminals, the brand offers a private travel experience within luxe lounges or suites with amenities like chef-prepared meals, spa services, and more to make the experience seamless and stress-free. In fact, the experience itself makes commercial flyers feel like they are flying private, which is why its first location at LAX was a huge success.
Taking Over a Historic Landmark
To establish the MIA experience, PS will take over the former Pan American Regional Headquarters. Keeping the legacy of its historic home is at the forefront of the brand’s plans, and they hired a team of interior designers, contractors, and architects—including Richard Heisenbottle— who are experienced in historic preservation. The brand intends to create a modern, beautiful space without sacrificing the rich heritage of the building itself.
“As the nation’s busiest airport for international passengers, with more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other, MIA is an intuitive location for our expansion,” says Amina Belouizdad Porter, CEO of PS.
“We look forward to bringing the superior service and convenience for which PS is known to the discerning travelers that fly to and through Miami. We are grateful for the trust placed in us by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and take seriously our stewardship of this iconic building,” Porter said.
PS Miami will offer members and guests an elevated experience with a landscaped courtyard, exclusive lounge, and private suites equipped with secluded balconies. The signature experience will also offer guests the ability to avoid congestion at one of the busiest airports in the U.S.
During the boarding experience, travelers will be brought through an on-site TSA screening ahead of being driven directly to the plane to board from the tarmac. In addition, the experience will also be offered for those arriving at the airport with tarmac pick-up through airport departure.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Danielle Levine Cava explains that the city looks forward to welcoming PS MIA and seeing the transformation of the Pan Am headquarters.
“MIA is a world-class airport, so what better location to offer these wonderful world-class services than Pan Am’s former Miami headquarters, the epicenter of the aviation industry’s golden age,” Levine Cava said.
As of now, PS offers three types of experiences: Private Suites, a service only available at departure with access for up to four travelers; PS Direct, a service exclusive to members that’s only available upon arrival; and The Salon, another departure-only service and the most budget-friendly option.
The lowest level experience starts at $695 for one person and goes up depending on the experience and number of travelers.
The new opening comes during a year of significant growth for PS, which recently announced new locations opening in Atlanta this summer and Dallas (DFW) in spring 2024. Currently, the brand operates a terminal in Los Angeles.