Plaza Premium Group, owner of Plaza Premium Lounges, and Collinson, the operator of Priority Pass and LoungeKey, have renewed their partnership, offering users access to 63 new lounges across the globe. This renewed partnership will allow the brand to expand in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, giving travelers access to new hubs across the globe.
“The rekindling of a long-standing relationship reminds us that the travel industry is a rich ecosystem that delivers the best experience for consumers when the various players work together as one. With demand for premium travel stronger than ever, we are significantly increasing our network of lounges and experiences in key travel hubs across the world,” says David Evans, Joint CEO at Collinson.
New Lounges in North America and Europe
The partnership will add 15 new lounges across the U.S. and Canada in North America. This will include access to new airport hubs, including Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, and Orlando International Airport. It’ll also add other options to the expansive network of lounges in the region.
Meanwhile, in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, 21 additional lounges will now be available, including access to lounges in hubs such as London Gatwick and Dubai International. In addition, the Asia-Pacific region will have 27 new lounges across key travel destinations, including new airports in Cambodia, Macau, and the Philippines.
The announcement comes ahead of a busy summer travel season. It will provide program members with new experiences, such as access to Plaza Premium Lounge’s children’s programming, summer food and beverage menus, and the Lounge to Go options. It will also help mitigate the stress of airport overcrowding from increased summer travel, offering passengers a reprieve in one of the new lounge options.
“At PPG, our mission is to make travel better, and we design our airport hospitality services to exceed the travelers’ needs. After years of suppressed travel, we observe a greater demand for better airport experiences, hence in addition to expanding our portfolio of services in the airport lounge, hotel, meet and greet, passenger service, and F&B category, our renewed relationship with Collinson will allow us to provide unique experiences that elevate the journeys for their members,” says Bora Isbulan, Deputy-CEO at Plaza Premium Group.
Plaza Premium Lounge has a network of 250+ locations across 70+ major international airports. The partnership will give members of the two programs access to 63 independent lounges that are part of the lounge network. Lounges will be added to the program in two phases. The first phase, including 39 lounge additions, will begin June 6. The rest of the lounges will be available by June 20.
As of now, Priority Pass and LoungeKey have a combined 40 million members. Current access is 1,300 lounges and experiences in more than 600 cities across 148 countries worldwide. Collision is continuously looking for ways to expand the network, giving members access to a global network of lounges and premium travel experiences.