PARIS, FRANCE: Air France has opened a completely redesigned, totally renovated, and much larger Business Class Lounge at Charles De Gaulle Airport outside of Paris. It is located in Hall L in Terminal Two at CDG.
Indeed, it features an open kitchen, private saunas, and a detox bar. Moreover, Air France has created a real bubble of exclusive comforts for the well being of its business class passengers and Flying Blue Elite Plus cardholders.
The Air France newly opened CDG Business lounge is huge
With this in mind the 9600 square foot lounge will open in two stages, with the first having been unveiled the end of January. Next, the second lounge will be revealed in July of 2018.
A subtle balance between elegance, comfort, and creativity, it reflects the identity of the Air France brand. Upscale, luxurious, comfortable, yet innovative.
It is a breath of fresh air in the ever-increasing competition between airlines to increase the comforts of their Business lounges. In the choice of materials, furniture, and with a palette of bright colors, Air France has designed a refined new lounge experience with a chic contemporary style.
Air France unveils wellness spa inside its Business Class lounge
Most impressive is the Spa area. More than 1600 square feet of the lounge is dedicated entirely to pampering and well-being. It has been designed to be an immersive cocoon. An oasis where time seems to stand still. Where travelers can shower, or sit in the sauna.
“Instant Relaxation” zones feature modernist loungers and mini suites to give the traveler maximum comfort and ease.
A “detox” bar features a selection of fine teas. Facial treatments are offered in two private cabins using the highly trained expertise of Clarins beauticians.
There are two private saunas to freshen up in style between flights. Afterwards make use of the large luxury showers. Emerge for your next flight clean and refreshed.
This is a business class lounge geared for innovation and personal indulgence.
New Air France Business lounge and spa – the dining
Then there is the food. The new business lounge has a number of options for fine dining, highlighting the best in French cuisine.
At “Le Table Cuisine” there is an open kitchen, designed in the spirit of a French Brasserie. The Chef prepares an array of tasty hot dishes, putting the final touch on each dish right in front of the customer.
A self-service buffet offers a range of seasonal favorites for all tastes, with simmered casseroles, salads, and pastries. A generous selection of fine wines and champagnes curated by wine expert Paolo Bosso, named world’s best sommelier in 2013.
New Air France CDG Business lounge and spa – the digital art
An impressive display of digital art is at the heart of the new business lounge experience. In collaboration with French tech startups Superbien and Tetro, Air France has created an immersive sensory canvas to enjoy.
The entrance hall displays a series of screens that explore the world of travel while creating a soft airy lighting effect. Inside the wellness spa area is a three-dimensional digital art creation that changes shape, color and intensity throughout the day.
Throughout the lounge is a sky illusion of soothing light, operating like light therapy. It soothes and relaxes subconsciously while inducing a serenity and calm.
New Air France Business Class lounge and spa – the amenities
Designated private areas include “Le Club,”an area to spend time alone or with a few friends in a warm atmosphere. A special meditative area, “Le Petit Salon,” is where quietude reigns and smart phones are silent.
In the concierge area “At Your Service,” Air France staff will reserve saunas and showers, assist with flights, and take care of your every request.
The “Air France Shopping” boutique allows travelers to purchase a variety of unique and stylish Air France branded items.
But that is just the half of it. Even more surprises promise to be unveiled in July of 2018, when the rest of the lounge area will be opened.
Air France continues its ongoing commitment to excellence in flight, outstanding customer service, and that uniquely French flying experience.
Air France summer airfares to Paris
Now that summer is approaching be sure to check out the airfares between a range of American cities and the Air France hub in Paris at CDG.
Flights in June roundtrip from New York to Paris nonstop start at $616.
Nonstop roundtrip flights from Washington DC to Paris begin at around $1025.
Flying roundtrip from Atlanta to Paris nonstop starts at about $1134 per person.
From Los Angeles to Paris roundtrip flying nonstop will run around $1074.
Fares are frequently lower if you have a stopover or change planes. Washington DC to Paris roundtrip with one stop in New York, for example, starts at about $732.
Air France is partners with KLM, Delta and Alitalia Airlines, and is a member of the Skyteam Alliance.
Be sure to compare schedules, travel time and fares from multiple carriers and websites to find the most suitable travel itinerary and cost.
Joel Berliner is a travel writer based in Los Angeles. @JoelBerliner