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MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE OPENS IN FRANKFURT

Air Canada has opened its newest International Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1, Departures Area B. Located at Star Alliance’s largest airport hub and Air Canada’s second largest international station, the Frankfurt Maple Leaf Lounge is “a serene, stylish oasis where eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers can rest, refuel or refresh before their flight in an inspiring, contemporary environment that is a celebration of Canadian design, artistry and craftsmanship.”

Designed by Bennett C. Lo of Toronto’s award-winning firm dialogue 38, Air Canada’s 726-square-metre Frankfurt Maple Leaf Lounge is a home away from home prior to flight, featuring: The Canada Room: a visually dramatic space showcasing Canadian artworks against the natural beauty of Canadian maple wood millwork, backlit walls lined with Canadian maple wood slats, and cross-cut slabs of Ontario Eramosa marble; Permanent art installation, Transformations by Toronto design firm Moss & Lam anchoring the feature wall of the dining area; Furnishings by Canadian designers Brent Comber (North Vancouver), mth woodworks (Vancouver), Moss & Lam (Toronto) and Birchwood Furniture (Calgary); Glass art by Tsunami Glassworks (Windsor, Ontario), and a rotating display of artworks by Canadian artists and artisans; A Quiet Zone featuring six reclining pods equipped with personal satellite-fed TV screens, USB ports and Sony noise-cancelling headsets; Spa-inspired shower area featuring showers with large rain-shower heads, ambient music and Canadian Escents spa products; Business Centre equipped with individual flat-screen Dell PCs, colour laser printing and scanning; Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access throughout; Bistro-style dining area offering hot and cold food, and complimentary German and Canadian wines, beer and spirits. Hours of operation: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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