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Collinson adds Middle East to global lounge network

Jul 11, 2018 10:06 AM

Collinson a global leader in loyalty and benefits has announced two exclusive partnerships to bring additional lounge access to its customers in the Middle East. The new relationships mean Collinson customers...

Collinson, a global leader in loyalty and benefits, has announced two exclusive partnerships to bring additional lounge access to its customers in the Middle East.

The new relationships mean Collinson customers will have the opportunity to make use of the Primeclass Lounge at the newly opened Terminal at Muscat International Airport in Oman, and the naSmiles Lounge at Dammam King Fahd International in Saudi Arabia.

Through an exclusive partnership with TAV, Collinson customers now have access to the Primeclass Lounge, the only independent lounge at Muscat International. The lounge is located airside on the second floor and is accessible to all customers 24/7. The lounge’s décor and styling are based on a reinterpretation of Oman’s traditional architecture and distinctive landscapes, reflecting the beauty of the country while combining comfort with utility. A range of facilities catering for leisure and business customers make it the perfect place for Collinson’s customers to relax and unwind before a flight.

The naSmiles Lounge, a brand-new addition to one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest airports, is located airside, on the ground floor next to Gate 16. It is open 24/7 to domestic passengers only.

Priyanka Lakhani, regional commercial director, Middle East, Africa and India at Collinson, the operator of Priority Pass, commented: “These new partnerships demonstrate our commitment to providing lounge access to our customers all over the world. The newly opened terminal at Muscat International is a key hub for the Middle East and is fast becoming a go to destination for business travellers, while the brand-new lounge at King Fahd International provides a sanctuary for travellers with its modern design and spacious layout. With state-of-the-art facilities, we’re confident both lounges will be popular additions to Collinson’s lounge access programs.”

Ali Bora İşbulan, general manager at TAV, the operator of Primeclass Lounge in Muscat, said: “The fruitful partnership between TAV OS and Priority Pass started in 2001 in Istanbul and has gone from strength to strength since then. Currently, TAV OS welcomes esteemed Collinson lounge program customers and members in 15 countries including US, Germany, Switzerland, Oman and Latvia, to name a few. To date, we are proud to have played host to 1 million Collinson lounge program customers and members in our lounges.”

Monther Alhumyanee, CEO at AlKhalejiah Catering, the operator of naSmiles Lounges in Riyadh and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, stated: “AlKhalejiah Catering, one of the leading catering companies in KSA, has partnered with Collinson, the operator of Priority Pass, the original and best-known airport experiences program. This partnership is expected to grow to include 10 airports in both domestic and international terminals by 2020. AlKhalejiah has introduced a new concept to the airport lounge industry in Saudi Arabia with a more affordable and modern design which is in line with the booming travel industry in the region. We look forward to welcoming Collinson program customers and members to our lounges.”

Priority Pass, LoungeKey and Lounge Club customers and members will be able to access both lounges immediately.

Both lounges offer internet access, refreshments, shower facilities and rest rooms while the Primeclass Lounge in Muscat also features:
• Game Zone
• Cinema Room
• Private Rooms
• Family Rooms
• Meeting Rooms (subject to payment)
• Hairdressing facilities
• Kids Play Area
• Spa
• Relaxation Zone
• Prayer Room.  - TradeArabia News Service

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