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Atlanta opens its first common use VIP lounge.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has opened The Club at ATL--the airport's first common use VIP lounge. The lounge, developed by Airport Lounge Development (ALD), is the newest addition to the Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr International Terminal and is available to all passengers at a daily rate of US$35.

"At the busiest passenger airport in the world, we strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our customers and we are excited to welcome The Club at ATL," said Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Louis Miller. "The new VIP airport lounge is another example of how Hartsfield-Jackson is responding to the needs of today's travellers."

All passengers, regardless of carrier or class of ticket, will be able to access the lounge for a daily fee. Membership packages will also be available but not required. Once in the lounge, which boasts views of the downtown Atlanta skyline, passengers will enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages including beer, wine, and spirits, wireless internet access, shower facilities and many more amenities.

Graham Richards, Director of Operations for ALD, said: "There's an increasing number of travellers who want a different airport experience. The Club at ATL is the right choice for these travellers. They're looking for comfortable, tranquil surroundings, a choice of seating and social settings, great service from experienced staff, ample power outlets, fast and reliable Wi-Fi and more, perhaps even a shower. They can find all of this in a single location by visiting The Club at ATL We provide all of this at an affordable price, without the yearly membership fees."

The lounge, outfitted with modern furniture, a two-storey glass wall, work stations, bars and shower facilities covers approximately 7,257 sq ft (674[m.sup.2] and accommodates 161 people.

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Publication:Airports International
Date:Aug 1, 2013
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