Virgin Atlantic today unveiled a brand new $7 million Clubhouse at New York JFK International Airport.
The new airside space which has been designed by Slade Architecture in collaboration with the Virgin Atlantic in-house design team is 10,000 square feet, more than double the space of the existing Clubhouse.
The new space is inspired by the theme ‘Understatedly Uptown, Unmistakably New York’.
Just like all the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses, there’s no mistaking which city it lives in. The space oozes uptown style and the moment Upper Class passengers walk in from the distinctive reception area, they will be transported into a world of graceful elegance with cascading, shimmering golden ceilings of lighting, and soft, decadent textures.
As all Virgin Atlantic flights from JFK depart in the evening, the heart of the new lounge is a sultry, uptown cocktail bar where resident mixologists will prepare well-constructed signature cocktails and mix the classics using the world’s best tasking vodka and New Yorks finest microbrewery ales.
For passengers in a playful mood, the entertainment zone has a fabulous red ball sofa or alternatively passengers can relax in one of the comfortable chairs in the spacious lounge and gaze out of the large windows with fantastic views of the runway.
Whilst passengers can order food anywhere in the Clubhouse, there is also a more formal dining experience in the brassiere area, where a delicious selection of a la carte meals, using the best ingredients from New York are served together with desserts and fine wines.
The menu features traditional comforts like pork sliders, caramelised apples, old school tin baked steak and Brooklyn Ale pie, with some rather theatrical flourishes mixed in, bringing moments of delight to every table.
Upper Class passengers needing to work can use the internet bar, and there are some great spaces for meetings furnished with some uniquely comfortable high backed sofas. The concierge team is always ready to assist with any document printing or phone charging and they can also help with any final arrangements for passengers before they fly.
The new lounge features the opening of the very first Clubhouse Spa outside of London. Renowned New York City based salon and product company Bumble and bumble are partnering with Virgin Atlantic, the only hair service available at any US business class lounge. The spa also offers a unique collaboration with Dr Hauschka Skin Care, a certified-natural German brand with a holistic approach to wellbeing, whose products are perfectly suited to nighttime flying.
Once passengers have enjoyed all the delights of the spa, the intimate relaxation areas offer some really unique spaces to enjoy some ‘me’ time. In a quiet corner of the Clubhouse, person sized round cavities have been created in the walls, lined with wool, with intimate lighting, perfect for passengers who have had a hard day and want to retreat to their own private place. Finally passengers can slip into a sleep suit in the Clubhouse, and they’ll be given a hanger and suit cover ready to hang up on board.
Virgin Atlantic flies three times daily to and from New York JFK International Airport, plus an additional twice daily service to Newark Liberty International Airport.