We had the pleasure of getting an exclusive tour of the new Emirates Lounge at LAX.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the friendly well dressed staff.

Executives cut the cake to celebrate the opening of this $6.2 million project.

The lounge is modern and comfortable.

Treats from Emirates.

A buffet of fruit.

A shower for travelers is available for your convenience.

Fresh juices.

The environment is pristine.

Computers with internet for doing business.

The view from the terrace.

The high ceilings are impressive. The new Tom Bradley Wing of LAX reminds us of Hong Kong.

Delicious coffee.

Champagne and wine for celebrating.

A buffet of food.

A fully stocked bar.

California King Prawns with Baby Squid and grilled asparagus.

A selection of cheeses.


Emirates, a global connector of people and places, today celebrated the opening of its 37th dedicated lounge for First Class and Business Class customers as well as Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards, the airline’s frequent flyer program, at Los Angeles International Airport.

As the second largest airport in the United States in the second largest metropolitan area in America, the Emirates Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport offers Emirates’ premium services even before customers step on board. The interior design and décor in the dedicated Emirates Lounge provides a seamless transition to the elegant environment of the onboard First Class and Business Class offering with a color palette reflecting the neutral, earthy tones that customers have come to associate with the Emirates brand.


The event was hosted by Mohammed Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Airport Services. The grand opening was marked by a cake-cutting ceremony attended by Barry Rondinella, Los Angeles World Airports Director of Operations.

“Our third dedicated airport lounge in the US underpins our commitment to providing our premium customers with a great travel experience, and delivering on the high standards they have come to expect from Emirates. A nod to the Golden Age of air travel, the new lounge design is inspired by the understated luxury of our lounges in Dubai’s Concourse A, and is reflective of the discerning tastes of our premium customers,” said Mohammed H. Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President – Airport Services.

“We pay great attention to detail, from the on-ground experience, to the onboard product and service. Before they even board the plane, premium customers enjoy exclusive chauffeur drive service, dedicated airport check-in counters, and luxurious lounge facilities – this is part of our philosophy, to deliver uncompromised quality”, added Mr. Mattar.

The airline started flying to Los Angeles in 2008 with a Boeing 777-200LR. In December 2013, Emirates introduced the 489-seat Airbus A380, powered by US made GE GP7200 engines, a direct response to demand – with over one million Emirates’ customers travelling between Los Angeles and Dubai to date. Passenger traffic at LAX is over 70 million serving the Pacific Region, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India, all of which are destinations in Emirates’ global network which spans six continents.


“Working together, Emirates and LAX partnered to provide and then create a space where travelers can experience a world-class dedicated First Class and Business Class Lounge,” said Gina Marie Lindsey, Executive Director, Los Angeles World Airports. “I congratulateEmirates on conceiving, constructing and offering an unforgettable experience that gives customers both luxury and comfort.”


Located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the new Emirates Lounge offers seating for up to 142 customers covering an area of 9, 042square feet (840m2). The fresh design has the same attention to detail as the other Emirates’ lounges throughout the world, where guests can enjoy an array of luxurious facilities and amenities that include a terrace view, LED TVs, comfortable leather armchairs, a choice of formal and relaxed seating, a quiet area, a dining area featuring a range of global cuisines, shower facilities, business center, water feature and bespoke artwork.


First Class and Business Class customers can also take advantage of an exclusive private Chauffeur-drive service to Los Angeles International Airport, a service that extends up to 60 miles from the airport in order to guarantee maximum comfort to customers.


The Emirates Lounge:

  • Can be accessed by Emirates First Class and Business Class customers as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members.
  • Offers its guests an extensive open buffet of gourmet dishes from both Italy and around the world, as well as a complimentary full-bar service including premium wine, spirits and champagne
  • Offers services including; a fully equipped business center with Wi-Fi connection, TV and reading areas, shower facilities and a prayer room
  • Offering seating for 142 customers with an area of 9,042 sq ft (840square meters) with runway views.
  • Furnished with Italian marble floors, Gold Rolex clocks, leather armchairs and mahogany furniture, in line with the worldwideEmirates quality standards.
  • With the opening of the new Lounge in Los Angeles, Emirates now operates 37 dedicated lounges around its six-continent network including lounges in Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Brisbane, five lounges in Dubai, Colombo, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Milan. Munich, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York – JFK, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai and Zurich.
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