Chicago-based MAG USA has been awarded the contract to build and operate an Escape Lounge at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) post security in Terminal 3. The contract is a joint venture with Gideon Toal Management and Superior Hospitality Group. MAG USA anticipates this lounge to open near the end of this year.
Escape Lounge FLL will be a common-use lounge that travelers from any airline or status can access upon paying a fee.
The lounge will offer hot and cold chef-curated food, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, ample power outlets, high-speed Wi-Fi, up-to-the-second flight information.
The 5,000-square-foot lounge will feature plush seating, airfield views and a Florida-inspired aesthetic.
Passengers in Terminal 4 will also be able to access Escape Lounge FLL via the connector walkway between both terminals. Terminal 3 serves JetBlue, as well as Singapore Airlines, Aer Lingus Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, TAP Air Portugal Airlines, Gulf Air Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways Airlines, El Al Airlines, Etihad Airlines and Turkish Airlines.
Strict cleaning and safety protocols will be in effect. Protocols include mask requirements, social distancing guides, ample sanitizing stations, digital only reading options and maître d’ style food service which delivers food directly to each guest’s seat to not only decrease movement around the lounge but to provide guests with a more personalized experience.
Access to Escape Lounge FLL is open to all travelers for $40 if booked in advance at EscapeLounges.com or $45 if paid at the door. Escape Lounges are part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection, giving American Express Platinum Card Members complimentary access, along with two guests, to all U.S. locations.
The FLL location will be the site of second Escape Lounge in South Florida, after MAG USA recently opened one in Palm Beach International.