Singapore Airlines have been sending out emails to Gold-members of its KrisFlyer frequent flyer program about lounge enhancement project that lasts until mid-2021.
The Terminal 3 KrisFlyer Gold lounge in Singapore closes on July 31, 2019 for closes to two years. This same lounge is used by Star Alliance Gold members who fly in economy class on Singapore Airlines. The airline will also update its business, first class and private room-lounges.
You can access the Singapore Airlines page for its lounges here.
There is a separate Silver Kris lounge in terminal 2 and Thai Airways lounge in terminal 1 that are available for Star Alliance Gold members flying in economy.
Singapore Airlines also has a temporarily KrisFlyer Gold-lounge available:
Here’s the announcement from Singapore Airlines:
04 July 2019 – Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be investing more than SGD50 million in a major revamp of its SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Renovations are due to commence in August 2019 and are expected to be completed by mid-2021.
The redevelopment project will see an overall 30% increase in space and total customer capacity for the Terminal 3 lounges. The new lounges will offer more generous open spaces, upgraded facilities and a wide array of F&B selections, all tailored to the needs and preferences of our customers. SIA has engaged renowned hospitality designers Hirsch Bedner Associates to inject a fresh look and feel to each lounge that is modern yet homely, while inspiring a sense of timeless elegance.
For the ultimate bespoke lounge experience, Suites and First Class customers can look forward to a brand new The Private Room and First Class Lounge, with carefully designed luxurious and intimate seating spaces suitable for both work and rest. The First Class Lounge will continue to feature a flagship bar, and The Private Room, a full-service fine dining section within the lounge. Customers can look forward to an enhanced epicurean journey with fresh and seasonally curated dining offerings, on top of the perennial local favourites.
The Business Class Lounge will be expanded and feature four distinct zones that cater to travellers with different needs. Customers with a short transit can have a light snack in a relaxed café setting, while those with more time to spend may explore a full selection of Asian and international cuisines in the dining hall, including live stations that will offer signature local delights.
A highlight of the new Business Class Lounge will be a full service bar that doubles up as a self service breakfast station in the mornings. Productivity pods will also be available for customers who need a discreet corner to catch up on work, while a rest area with chaise lounges will be provided for customers to catch some shut-eye before their flight.
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge will double in capacity and include dedicated working spaces, as well as larger al fresco seating and dining areas. The lounge will also be equipped with restrooms and showers.
“With extensive research and feedback garnered from our customers, we have relooked and re-envisioned our customer journey to develop this new design concept for our lounges at T3. Keeping the needs and wants of our customers in mind, we aim to deliver an experience that exemplifies the luxury and warm hospitality that SIA is known for. The project is a key part of our commitment to constantly elevate the customer experience, on the ground as well as in the air, and we look forward to revealing the exciting new offerings as construction progresses,” said Senior Vice President Customer Services & Operations, Mr Marvin Tan.
The construction process will be carried out over four phases, during which the lounges will be progressively renovated in sections, starting with the Business Class Lounge, followed by the First Class Lounge and The Private Room, and finally the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge. Customers affected by renovation works will be invited to temporary lounges to ensure minimal disruption during this period.
A lounge enhancement project that takes two years to complete? Let’s hope that there are minimal disruptions for passengers during this period, especially noise.
I was at the Private Room just the other month for couple of hours and it looked just fine to me. Glad that Singapore Airlines, however, is constantly refreshing their lounges to keep them up with the times.
It is quite telling that the KrisFlyer Gold (basically an economy passenger lounge for those with status) is doubling on its size.