Virgin Atlantic opens first ever Clubhouse at Los Angeles Airport

By: Virgin Atlantic

May 12, 2015

We’ve unveiled a brand new £2.5 million Clubhouse, located in Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport. Set within a relaxing space overlooking the Hollywood Hills, the new 4,000 square foot lounge marks the first time we’ve brought our award-winning Clubhouse concept to Los Angeles.

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A wall of windows offers great views of LAX

The new airside space – which has been designed by Slade Architecture in collaboration with our in-house design team – takes its design cues from the west coast landscape, with accents of gold to reflect the famous LA sunshine. The walls are adorned with one-of-a-kind artwork, including an installation by California-based digital artist Diana Reichenbach, whose work is shown alongside a hand drawn mural from British artist, Vic Lee.

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The bar inside the new Virgin Atlantic Los Angeles Clubhouse

The centerpiece of the lounge is a copper lined bar, showcasing natural Californian produce and plants as well as our famous bar service featuring fabulous cocktails. Working with The Juicery, we’ve created healthy juice options infused with seeds and spices. Spaces for relaxing and socializing are framed by panoramic views that span from the aircraft just outside the window to the Hollywood sign and the mountains beyond. Fully WiFi-enabled, the lounge provides all the tools that fliers need to get work done before taking off, while delighting them with surprising details in the design.

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One-of-a-kind artwork adorns the walls

The food and drink concept allows customers to taste and share several dishes, creating a relaxed, sociable atmosphere. The food itself takes inspiration from the clean, healthy west coast lifestyle. Working in collaboration with Hinoki and the Bird, one of LA’s most exciting and innovative restaurants, we’ve created a travel inspired menu that capitalises on the amazing produce available throughout California.

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A California-inspired menu at the new Clubhouse in LA

“Los Angeles was the natural choice for our next Clubhouse investment,” said Reuben Arnold, our Brand and Customer Engagement Director. “It is such an important route for us – we have been flying there for 25 years this year. Our Clubhouses have always set the standard for airport lounges in terms of experience, service and design and we’re delighted to bring our ultimate pre-flight experience to our customers travelling through Los Angeles”.

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A quiet corner to meet, eat and drink

“Los Angeles is a key route for us and we’re always thinking about what our customers need when they’re flying transatlantic. The investment in LAX will also include a refreshed check in area as well as the introduction of a meet-and-greet chauffeur drop-off service. Furthermore our brand new 787’s will be on the route from May, and together with the increased connectivity as part of our joint venture with Delta, we’re able to offer our customers the best possible experience when flying between London and Los Angeles.”

Entry into the Clubhouse is complimentary for Upper Class passengers travelling between Los Angeles and London Heathrow. Return Upper Class fares start from £3,510.00 per person including tax.

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