The independent lounge operator Plaza Premium opened its latest Australian lounge in Melbourne last week.

Located in Melbourne Airport’s international terminal, the Plaza Premium lounge welcomes guests who have access courtesy of their airline, credit card or global lounge membership, as well as travellers happy to pay a one-off fee to enjoy the space.

The 284-square metre lounge has seating for 109 people and is divided into distinct zones. This includes a dedicated dining area …

… with a space next to the bar for more casual bar seating.

Separately, there are two zones for guests intending to work, including a space with ‘cabin’ style workstations and natural light …

… or for more privacy, there are also these nooks available nearby.

Complimentary food includes a range of bite-sized snacks, Chef’s Signature of slow cooked lamb shoulder with polenta chips and chimichurri sauce, a live cooking station with eggs made to order as well as a selection of pastas.

Beverages are also available all day, including freshly barista made coffees, soft drinks, juices and alcoholic drinks.

Business and leisure travellers alike can enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi, computer and copy facilities, recharging stations, cable TV channels, flight information screens, and a selection of local and international magazines and newspapers.

Shower facilities are not yet available but we’re advised they’ll be installed later this year.

The lounge access fee is $60 per person, while for children under 12 it’s $47.50.

Until the end of April, Plaza Premium is offering a deal of buy one lounge entry and get one free.

While you’re here, check out our overview of Melbourne’s other pay-to-enter lounge operated by Marhaba, as well as the new American Express lounge for eligible card members. 

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