Qatar Airways opened its new Premium lounge in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport in February and I spent there few hours on Thursday morning last week when flying to Doha. The lounge is open for Qatar Airways flights to Doha and closed between 9AM – 430PM.
This is a Premium Lounge reserved only for Business and First class passengers on Qatar (other Oneworld airlines business and first class passengers can access it too). You cannot access it based on the Oneworld status you may have and remember to adhere to rather strict dress code.
You can access Qatar Airways page for lounges here.
Here are some photos I took from the lounge:
The entrance is right below the escalators.
Remember to dress accordingly. We have already received messages from readers who have been turned away.
There is no welcome desk like in most lounges or it is still under construction.
Private Dining Area
It looks like this area is designed for ala carte dining that just isn’t available yet beyond the ice cream that I was offered.
You may want to visit the JAL’s Sakura lounge that is roughly 100 meters from the Qatar’s Premium lounge if the opening hours work for you.
They have nice selection of Japanese food such as curry and miso soup.
Other option is the Cathay Pacific lounge that is not that far away either for more Asian dishes.
It is not a huge lounge and couldn’t likely accommodate all the status passengers traveling in economy on Qatar and other Oneworld airlines that would like to pay it a visit. Qatar currently gives a lounge invite to use Thai ones for those traveling in economy. Status passengers can always use JAL or Cathay Pacific lounges too if they are open. You can check their opening times on Oneworld’s website.
I wasn’t blown away with the breakfast options that the lounge had. If you walk to the JAL and Cathay lounges, you could mix and match something (at least I was).
The alcohol selection in the lounge was much better than at other lounges in Bangkok. Only Thai first class lounge serves champagne and all the others have only sparkling, but Qatar has paid to have Pommery.
Seems that they may offer à la carte dining at some point. Cannot see any other use for the more private dining room that they have.
Just make sure that you adhere to their strict dress code. Many have not been allowed access due to wearing shorts.