Team Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – The new Clark International Airport (CRK) terminal can very well claim to be the most beautiful airport in the Philippines. It is a thoughtfully designed airport with many picturesque backdrops for your photographs. It also has comfortable places to relax and places to enjoy good food.
Its latest addition, which elevates the airport experience even further, is the newly launched Plaza Premium Lounge.
You don’t need a business-class ticket or a miles-earning credit card to start your trip off right. All you have to do is pay P 2,480.00, and you have two hours of comfort with unlimited food and drinks.
I recently joined friends from the media for a sneak peek of the aviation hospitality service the new partnership CRK and Plaza Premium Group offers to travelers.
Located at Level 3 of International Departures, Plaza Premium Lounge features a variety of seating types, styles, and configurations designed thoughtfully to ensure every traveler fits in their perfect place within the lounge.
In addition to comfortable chairs, some with USB ports for charging devices, there are workstations to sit at and work from your laptop. The design is contemporary and bright, with a mix of furniture composition elements in color and seating arrangement.
There is a self-serve coffee and drink station and a station offering a range of local and international food. Shower facilities are available that come with amenities and a smoking room.
Those who just want to use the smoking room only pay P 800.00 for a 30-minute access period that comes with one drink. For those who just want to freshen up, with free amenities, shower use for 30 minutes is P 650.00.
Aside from Plaza Premium Lounge, we were also briefed on the other service Plaza Premium Group offers to CRK travelers – the ALLWAYS airport Meet & Assist services. This service is only available at CRK. It’s an end-to-end meet and assists service also located at Level 3 of the airport, at the Departure Hall.
ALLWAYS provides seamless airport experiences, from dedicated meet and greet service during departure, transit and arrival to smooth coordination till transportation pick-up point. Passengers who are waiting for ALLWAYS services may visit the dedicated ALLWAYS Lounge – a secured lounge area with baggage handling, luggage wrapping and concierge services to ease the airport journey experience.
Some other highlighted ALLWAYS services include fast track (Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) checkpoints), bundled Plaza Premium Lounge services, and airport transfer, as well as dedicated concierge services for hotel bookings, flower bouquet arrangement, dinner reservation, and business center services. These differentiation features distinguish the ALLWAYS services from other operators in the airport.
The third feature that makes travel better for CRK passengers is the TGM Root98, an airport dining outlet. It offers irresistible JAKO (Japanese Korean) dishes, which we were able to try.
Some of the offerings from their menu are the Chicken Karaage (which I love), Tonkatsu Curry Don, Beef Gyudon, and Korean Seafood Tofu Stew. Ingredients are locally sourced and offer plant-based and vegan food options.
Mr. Steven Lim, Regional General Manager (Southeast Asia) of Plaza Premium Group, shared, “We aim to ensure all passengers’ touchpoints are well taken care of in Clark International Airport – fast, efficient and comfortable. We do listen to our passengers’ needs in their demand for frictionless experiences. Hence, our products and services are well-designed to transform the lounge, Meet & Assist service, and dining outlet experience. Being able to offer personalized service through human interaction is invaluable. Together, we Make Travel Better.”
Mr. Noel Manankil, Chief Executive Officer of Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp (LIPAD), the manager and operator of Clark International Airport, added, “We welcome Plaza Premium Group at Clark International Airport. With top-notch amenities, world-class services, and food & beverage offerings, the addition of Plaza Premium Lounge, ALLWAYS Meet & Assist services and TGM Root 98 further elevate every passenger’s experience at CRK.”
Plaza Premium Group is the pioneer and industry leader in innovating global airport hospitality services and facilities, featured in over 250 locations of more than 70 international airports worldwide. The group comprises four core business segments – airport lounges, Plaza Premium First, and Plaza Premium Lounge; airport terminal hotel Aerotel, which is available in Cebu; airport meet & greet services ALLWAYS, and a range of Airport Dining concepts.
More details can be found at www.plazapremiumgroup.com. CRK updates are available at clarkinternationalairport.com or https://www.facebook.com/CRKInternationalAirport, including flight updates.
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