Plaza Premium Group (PPG) has opened a Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport – its first in Scotland.

The lounge features the Group’s first gin bar, opened in collaboration with Edinburgh Gin, an award-winning Premium Gin distilled in Edinburgh and part of Ian Macleod Distillers’ family of brands. The signature bar will have unique design features and accents of the Edinburgh Gin brand, to be revealed at a later date.

Spanning 670m2, the inaugural Plaza Premium Lounge in Edinburgh Airport caters to 165 pax and has been designed as a fun space for all ages. The warm colours of the lounge’s interior and plush seating are intended to give travellers a cosy feeling. Subtle Scottish elements are woven into the interior design, from tartan upholstery to carefully selected local artwork referencing key Scottish landmarks and iconic imagery.

When in the lounge, travellers can choose from a variety of zones before enjoying stunning views of the runways and Edinburgh’s countryside.

The lounge also features an Interactive Area for travellers with children. The family-friendly section provides shuffleboard, foosball and large screens showing live sports and entertainment. Interactive wall games and a small climbing wall are also available.

Furniture and materials have been sourced from local suppliers to minimise environmental impact. The lighting scheme consists of 100% LED lighting, and the lounge uses energy-efficient appliances.

“We are pleased to offer all these unique features to our travellers at our first Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport. Our latest offerings prove that we are constantly improving our products and services to cater to the different market needs whilst incorporating local touches to the experience,” said Okan Kufeci, regional general manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Plaza Premium Group.

The new Edinburgh lounge is the Group’s third location in the UK.