An Expanding Premium Experience With Plaza Premium

Plaza Premium Lounge (PPL) has unveiled two updates to its hospitality airport services with the opening of newly renovated lounges in Terminal 1 Domestic departures at Toronto Pearson International Airport and at Vancouver International Airport servicing US departures.

The newly renovated lounges have arrived just as PPL sees a 570% increase in its airport lounge services across its Canadian network as compared to November 2021.

In addition, Plaza Premium Group (PPG) has added Root98, the group’s premium airport dining destination to Vancouver’s US transborder terminal to suit every traveler’s needs during the holiday travel season.

Pascal Bélanger, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Plaza Premium Group, said: “We are excited to unveil these newly renovated lounges at a time when travelers need it the most.”

Bélanger continued: “The mission of Plaza Premium has always been to offer guests an elevated and comfortable airport experience no matter their ticket status and with the reopening of our T1 Domestic and US Transborder lounges, this will help us to further democratize the airport lounge experience for those traveling to and through Canada’s largest cities”.

The YYZ Toronto Pearson Renovated T1 Domestic Lounge is conveniently located just past security screening, the new lounge now expands to over 4,900 square feet and can seat up to 120 guests.

Guests will receive premium hospitality services and amenities such as WI-FI, charging stations, flight information displays, TV services, shower room, baby changing stations, printing and photocopying services and much more.

New to the Plaza Premium Lounge network in Canada, the T1 Domestic Lounge will be the first to offer guests the opportunity to upgrade their entry fee to gain access to a newly added exclusive VIP area.

This new service located in the lounge will provide guests with their very own private oasis by reserving a dedicated seating area that includes elevated privacy thanks to elegant partitions and dividers, special snacks, premium beverages selection, shower access and dedicated bar. The new VIP service can be added on to a guest’s entry fee for as little as CDN $19.99.

The YVR Vancouver Renovated US Transborder Lounge has been expanded to accommodate 132 guests, double the amount based on its previous layout thanks to an added 2,000 square feet.

Upon entering, the new lounge offers a restorative environment with the help of a contemporary and refined design featuring clean-lined wood paneling,  soft neutral tones, and forest green accents to reflect the natural environment of Vancouver.

Unique screen partitions, a feature ceiling over the bar and unique light fixtures add a touch of brass, elevating the space to exude refined luxury. A thoughtful floor plan design of the main lounge has a variety of zones, including a dining area, as well as a lounge area and bar, creating a natural focal point for the space. Clusters of lounge seating are spaciously located, offering guests a non-intrusive atmosphere and a sense of privacy. New amenities include a nursing room along with added shower rooms, a full-service bar featuring premium drink offerings* and an updated dining menu.

In keeping with Vancouver’s green initiatives, sustainability has been carefully woven throughout every aspect of the design approach. Locally sourced reclaimed and FSC certified wood products are used throughout the space, as well as upholstery and solid surface countertop materials containing recycled materials.

YVR Vancouver Root 98 Restaurant is Plaza Premium Group’s premium airport dining experience. A herbs and seeds inspired dining concept, it is designed to suit and accommodate every traveller’s dining tastes and needs by offering an international culinary selection.

The new Root98 location features two components. The Marketplace invites travelers to sit down, relax and take in a warm meal before embarking on their journey while the Grab & Go offers a variety of healthy and tasty packaged meals to take on the go and enjoy either in flight or upon arrival.

In terms of hours of operation, the YYZ Toronto Pearson Renovated T1 Domestic Lounge operates from 05:30 am to 20:30 pm daily; the YVR Vancouver Renovated US Departures Lounge is open from 05:00 am to 20:00  pm daily: and hours for the YVR Vancouver Root 98 Restaurant are 05:00 am to 20:00  pm daily.

The new Toronto Domestic Lounge, Vancouver US Transborder Lounge and Vancouver Root98 restaurant is now open to global travelers and passes are available to purchase on via Plaza Premium Lounge website at .