(File pix) Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) has extensively redesigned its Golden Lounges to offer guests an exciting new pre-flight experience. Reuters Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) has extensively redesigned its Golden Lounges to offer guests an exciting new pre-flight experience.

Chief Commercial Officer Paul Simmons said the new design combines elements that are uniquely Malaysian with modern functionality for a truly enhanced travel experience.

“We want the space to encapsulate the richness of travel with the airline, a luxurious contemporary Malaysian style that our guests will be able to experience when they enter any MAS Golden Lounge around the world.

“We are extremely excited about the project which marks the next phase of an exciting products and services roll-out to provide our customers with an enhanced travel experience,” he said in a statement today.

The key feature of the new Golden Lounge is a demonstration kitchen concept, allowing guests to interact with chefs, which will be a focal point for an upgraded offering of Malaysian and international gourmet specialties.

Guests will have the option to indulge in a bistro service or have a quick snack on-the-go, with the additional option of a fine dining experience in the First Class Lounge.

The improvements also entail an upgrade to WiFi services to enable faster speeds along with the addition of universal power sockets for the convenience of guests.

The new features, expected be available in late 2016, will begin with the regional and domestic lounges at KL International Airport (KLIA).

This will be followed by the Business and First class lounges at the KLIA Satellite terminal and London Heathrow, expected to be completed by mid-2017. -- Bernama