The 4,500 square feet lounge the firm says is based on the concept of "providing comfort and convenience to travellers and aims to deliver an ambience of luxury while providing a home away from home".
Together with renowned designer Kinney Chan of KCA Associates, the PPLML team has introduced detailed touches to the airport lounge, highlighted by the Plaza Premium Lounge signature chandelier, which was designed about eight times the original size.
The lounge spans three floors and offers Arabic, Asian and continental cuisines made daily in the state-of-the-art kitchens, while free Wi-Fi and laptops upon request are available for those wanting to catch up on some work in between destinations.
A fully-serviced shower room is on hand with amenities to refresh between flights, and a variety of international TV channels are available for entertainment along with an extensive selection of international newspapers and magazines.
Mohammed Al Bulooki, chief commercial officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, says: “Abu Dhabi Airports chooses to partner with the private sector’s best concessionaires in order to offer passengers a world-class experience when travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport.
“The airport continually looks to improve its facilities and services to meet both the growing number of passengers and their high expectations. There are many more improvements and new additions planned for the coming months that will ensure Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to raise the bar on customer experience.
“Al Reem lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport will focus on catering to business class passengers and in the coming months our capital city’s airport will also announce the opening of its all new first class Al Dhabi Lounge.”
Operator Abu Dhabi Airports last year entered into a partnership with PPLML for the renovation, management and operation of all of the airport’s hotels and lounges in Terminals 1 and 3.
Song Hoi-see, founder and CEO of PPLML, says: “Abu Dhabi International Airport is an airport with a great and dynamic vision that is admirable in all accounts, their development plans are in the forefront of aviation and we are proud to embark of this journey with them.
"We have plans to give Al Dhabi and Al Ghazal a facelift, and will also be bringing new conveniences to the unique Airport Hotel, changing the way you travel in Abu Dhabi International Airport.
“The reopening of Al Reem Lounge by Plaza Premium Lounge brings a world-class experience to the airport in design, function and efficiency – with our lounges in Abu Dhabi, you are promised a travel experience that is first-class.”