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Tourism: Airport elegance takes off

Plaza Premium Group, a global leader in airport hospitality services, has opened its exclusive lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi. The new Plaza Premium Lounge, located in terminal 1D next to gate 4 on level 2, brings world-class elegance and functionality to discerning travelers.

Covering 366sqm with a capacity of 150 seats, Plaza Premium Lounge Nairobi combines comfort and convenience in a modern setting. The interior, inspired by contemporary African aesthetics, blends tribal patterns with a calming color palette, providing a welcoming atmosphere for travelers.

Hub for business and tourism

The lounge is equipped with a range of amenities, including various seating options, high-speed Wi-Fi, charging stations, dedicated workspaces, and showers. Guests can indulge in gourmet offerings featuring a diverse menu with Kenyan and international cuisines prepared by skilled chefs, catering to every palate.

JKIA, East Africa’s busiest airport is a hub for business and tourism, and hosts an average of 9 million travelers, 40 airlines, and over 200 nationalities each year. Plaza Premium Lounge Nairobi adds a touch of luxury and convenience to the airport experience.

Commenting on the launch, Kenya Airports Authority Ag. MD Henry Ogoye said, “The addition of Plaza Premium Lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a significant milestone for Kenya Airports Authority. It reflects our dedication to providing passengers with top-notch amenities and comfort during their journey. This partnership exemplifies our continuous efforts to elevate the standards of airport services in the region.”

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Standard for airport hospitality

The Plaza Premium Lounge sets a new standard for airport hospitality, aligning with the diverse needs of global travelers. The launch signifies the brand’s commitment to enhancing the overall travel experience in East Africa.

Okan Kufeci, Senior Vice President of EMEA, highlighted the brand’s growing presence in the Middle East and Africa, stating, “PPG’s presence in the MEA region is growing from strength to strength. Today’s announcement marks the fourth touchpoint for us in this vibrant region in the past 6 months, and we are honored 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.”

This marks Plaza Premium Group’s second location in Africa, reinforcing its strategic expansion. With a global network of over 250 locations across 80 international airports and 30 countries, the JKIA lounge enhances the company’s presence in the MEA region, complementing existing facilities in Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, and Addis Ababa.

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