Malaysia Airlines Announces Refurbishment of their Golden Lounge
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is pleased to announce the commencement of their Golden Lounge refurbishment program at our KLIA hub. We currently operate four lounge facilities across KLIA and only two will be under refurbishment at a time.
The lounges are;
- Domestic Golden Lounge – Main Terminal Building (MTB)
- Regional Golden Lounge – Main Terminal Building (MTB)
- International Business Class Golden Lounge – Satellite Terminal Building (STB)
- International First Class Golden Lounge- Satellite Terminal Building (STB)
Our Regional Golden Lounge in KLIA’s MTB is first, having closed last Friday 12 May and being scheduled for reopening on Tuesday 15 August. This facility is used by our passengers on regional international services predominately operated by our B737-800 fleet to destinations such as Singapore, ASEAN and the SASC (South Asian Sub-Continent). Passengers travelling in business class or who hold oneworld Sapphire/Emerald frequent flyer status (including MH and QF Gold and Platinum members) will be directed to our International First or Business Class Golden Lounges in the STB which are open 24 hours.
Under oneworld Alliance lounge access rules Sapphire/Emerald frequent flyers are also able to use the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge which is also located within the STB.
Our second lounge closure will be the Domestic Golden Lounge which will close Friday 2 June through to Tuesday 15 August. Unfortunately, as passengers cannot access the airport’s international departures area where our International First and Business Class Golden Lounges are located, a temporary lounge space will be created at gate B3. Here lounge-eligible passengers will find light refreshments available along with dedicated seating, wireless Internet, newspapers, magazines and flight information screens.
Toilets, showers and prayer rooms won’t be offered within this temporary space, although the nearest restrooms can be found just outside the gate area, with the closest prayer room aside the Malaysia Airlines Gate A transfer desk.
Central to our Golden Lounge refurbishment program are new demonstration kitchens where chefs will create Malaysian and international gourmet dishes while interacting with travellers and customising meals to their personal tastes.
Joining that is a “bistro service” in the business lounges and a revamped fine dining experience in the first class lounge, with all locations also receiving faster wireless Internet and additional universal power sockets, allowing visitors to easily recharge their devices without an adaptor.
Adopting a design created by internationally-renowned firm Duoz – the same company behind the RitzCarlton Kuala Lumpur and the Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay – guests will notice patches of greenery for a touch of colour throughout.