Airport Dimensions makes South American debut with Ambaar Lounge partnership

BRAZIL. Airport lounge and travel experiences company Airport Dimensions has partnered with VIP lounge operator Ambaar Lounge to open the first Ambaar Club lounge at Viracopos International Airport. This marks Airport Dimensions’ debut in the South American market.

Work is underway on two additional domestic Ambaar Club lounges, which will open at Salgado Filho Porto Alegre International Airport and Fortaleza-Pinto Martins International Airport in partnership with Fraport later this year.

Ambaar Club lounges welcome guests from all airlines, as well as members of Priority Pass, which is part of Airport Dimensions’ parent company, Collinson.

New territory, new experiences: Ambaar Club at Viracopos Airport breaks fresh ground for Airport Dimensions

Located airside in the domestic departures hall, Ambaar Club VCP will offer a complementary beverage bar and café service. The menu will feature a number of regionally inspired dishes, including Brazilian favourite curau de milho verde (sweet corn pudding), canjica (a local maize dish), fresh cheese bread baked throughout the day and brigadieros (chocolate sweets).

The lounge, which will operate from 6 am to 10 pm, has capacity for over 100 passengers. It houses a mix of tables, sofas, group and individual seating, and a dedicated children’s play area. Soundproof booths ensure that phone calls can be carried out in privacy.

The design of the new offering draws from the culture and heritage of the surrounding Campinas region. The importance of two significant agricultural crops – sugar cane and coffee – is demonstrated by their representation on the city’s coat of arms. This emblem forms the pallet of the Ambaar Club’s design. The iron that was a crucial element in the industrialisation of Campinas also features strongly in the scheme, while cement accents evoke the spirit of urbanisation, and wood highlights add warmth. The design scheme is softened by fresh greenery.

The lounge features design cues from the region, inspired by its main crops of sugar cane and coffee

Airport Dimensions President Americas Nancy Knipp said; “The launch of Ambaar Club forms part of our ongoing plans to expand our global lounge network with innovative concepts that deliver memorable experiences for guests and commercial benefits for airports.

“We’re proud to be bringing this exciting brand to passengers just months after announcing our partnership with Ambaar Lounge. Ambaar Club will combine Airport Dimensions’ unparalleled expertise in delivering elevated customer experiences with Ambaar Lounge’s unique lounge design sensibilities and regional knowledge creating a truly innovative and unique offer tailored to the needs of both local and international passengers. This will also add to the exceptional growth we have seen across our global airport lounge network. We are thrilled to open the first Ambaar Club at Viracopos International Airport and look forward to additional locations in the coming months.”

Bernardo Claro da Fonseca, CEO & Founder of Ambaar Lounge, said: “We’re excited to be opening our first Ambaar Club lounges at one of Brazil’s leading airports. Ambaar Club customers will have access to exclusive services and spacious areas where the highest hygiene standards and comfort are guaranteed and safety is a priority. This new proposition will allow our guests to enjoy a moment of peace and relaxation in a modern, sophisticated environment that also pays homage to the rich history of Campinas. We’re looking forward to working closely with Airport Dimensions to bring this innovative concept to more airports across South America in the near future.”

Viracopos International Airport serves the area of Campinas, in São Paulo State. It has been voted the Best Passenger Terminal in Brazil 13 times in passenger surveys carried out by the SAC (Department of Civil Aviation). More than 30,000 people pass through the airport daily from over 60 national and international destinations.

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