Air Canada has opened a new lounge at its Toronto Pearson global hub. The Heekyung Duquette-designed Air Canada Signature Suite is an exclusive airport retreat where eligible customers can dine à la carte at a complimentary, full-service restaurant from a menu created by acclaimed chef David Hawksworth, or enjoy hors d’œuvres, Moet & Chandon champagne, fine wines and cocktails in an intimate, Canadian-designed and decorated setting.
The 6,400-sqft suite, located by Air Canada’s international departure gates at Toronto Pearson Terminal 1, can accommodate up to 160 customers and is fully complementary. It hosts a full-service restaurant offering à la carte dining from a Hawksworth-designed menu. The suite also features a cocktail lounge space with full-service bar and a selection of hors d’œuvres and specialty snacks, a quiet sitting area and concierge service. The lounge’s interiors include a mural by renowned Ottawa artist Gavin Lynch; a Cloudscape Chandelier by Toronto design firm Moss & Lam; and exclusive works by local Montreal artists Pascale Girardin and Nicolas Ruel. The Air Canada Signature Suite is accessible to all full fare paying International Business Class customers, excluding upgrades and most point redemption programs.
“The Air Canada Signature Suite provides premium Air Canada customers with a luxury experience unrivalled in North America that elevates Air Canada into the ranks of leading global carriers for discerning international travellers,” says Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada. “Customers can indulge in an à la carte meal service in the suite’s complimentary restaurant or partake of fine wines, champagne and specialty cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere accented with original Canadian art and maple, marble and polished limestone finishes. Our premium customers, particularly those who are connecting, highly value comfort and convenience when they travel. This unique airport enclave will serve as a welcome preliminary to boarding their international flights, where the premium experience will continue.” www.aircanada.com