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Thai-Kiwi Oct 22, 19 2:59 am


Originally Posted by pandalama (Post 31653623)
Pictures available on official THAI AIRWAYS facebook page.

The lounge has two sides:
- One only for First/ ROP Plat
- Another side for BC / *A Gold / ROP Gold

There is made to order food and proper Barista

I could not see any photos uploaded onto Facebook on this lounge. Was it another media channel?

joy16 Oct 22, 19 3:48 am


Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi (Post 31653955)
I could not see any photos uploaded onto Facebook on this lounge. Was it another media channel?

I saw the photos on THAI facebook page in Thai language. And from the comment below the post, page's admin. told that lounge in D concourse will be closed for renovation in April 2020.

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Thai-Kiwi Oct 22, 19 1:27 pm

Super, thanks @joy16 .

kaffir76 Oct 23, 19 5:17 am

well well - it's finally open (well done TG!)
 
ROYAL ORCHID PRESTIGE (ROP) Lounge :D
Was prepared to walk to the SQ lounge but a manager I met last week recognized me & told me about the new lounge - it is connected to the regular lounge after J class immigration.
Something seemed off when I walked past the front desk/wine bar to check in - I noticed the row of tables and seats were gone but I didn't notice the new entrance (it's pretty small & inconspicuous)
The staff don't mention to the guests that it's open so I don't know how the others (who don't read FT) knew about it - it was not crowded at all when I visited
The "main" entrance of this lounge is right next to gate D4
I'd have liked this to be a Business class lounge for J class pax, and TG ROP Platinum members only but It's not and it's open to all.
It's gonna get very packed very soon when word gets out (hello, travel bloggers .. )


Some pics for now -
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...1eae4fa6b1.jpg
Ribbonzzz

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...af7b25b971.jpg
Too many pics to upload, will save some for others to add ;)

Some observations - (and no, I haven't read the posts from yesterday yet)

1. Split into 3 or 4 sections, in a long & narrow layout - "hot chefs" in the middle section (freshly prepared noodle dishes etc.) with self serve / buffet style counter tops scattered in each section, I guess - not sure how else to describe it (& I got to leave soon)
2. Lots of staff in the new lounge & they look very happy to be here ... they look proud of this new place & rightfully so, they should be - it's gorgeous
3. Noticed a new menu, roast beef that's still pink in the middle (though it's served at room temp. I guess to prevent it from over cooking) and grilled chicken with som tam Thai, for the 1st time in (my) TG lounge history (at least to me ...)
There's no champagne (of course not) but they do have Prosecco and for all you drinkers out there, the wine bar is no longer relegated to a corner of the lounge ^
4. I think there were 2 bathrooms + shower entrances in the lounge, everything looks & feels clean & brand new
- I just might pop back in later for a shower
5. Lastly let me leave you with the "fish tank" room (as my friend said when I showed him the pic) for F class pax (YAY ..) - u gotta see it to believe it :p

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...f55fef79ec.jpg
The Aquarium room





Overall, it's an awesome lounge, good effort on TG's part and finally, a lounge that all TG pax can enjoy, and not have to trek over to Concourse D/E for the other *A lounges - you know which ones I'm talking about! :-:

MKE-MR Oct 29, 19 4:29 am

Wow, this was open on the 21st when I walked by on my way to the SQ lounge, and I completely missed the fact that it was the first day.
I had a six hour layover too...could have had the FT/blogger scoop :p

kaffir76 Oct 30, 19 11:36 am

More pics
 
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...0378b28e7.jpeg
The notables - special effort + the little touches


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3862102c5.jpeg
So .. much .. food
and a first for me - luk chup jello? :-::-:


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and more Food .. :o
Note the pink-ness of the beef (but it was served at room temp.)

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Shower & bathroom

Will come back to post some comments later - just thought I'd upload all the pics while I had some free time

LHR/MEL/Europe FF Oct 31, 19 3:15 am

OMG! About time!

I think TG has a pretty good J class product now. Mostly excellent seats, reasonably good food, good service on board, and good IFE. This lounge tops it off. Well done TG!

andyptrav Nov 3, 19 6:51 am

The food looks more varied and better than the F lounge

pandalama Nov 3, 19 7:46 am

Now they just need newer planes!

chelseastu Nov 3, 19 5:15 pm

Disgusting habit I know but does anyone know if there will be a smoking room in the F lounge ?

SKT-DK Nov 3, 19 8:44 pm


Originally Posted by chelseastu (Post 31697764)
Disgusting habit I know but does anyone know if there will be a smoking room in the F lounge ?

Smoking is banned on the airport premises, so no.

chris63 Nov 3, 19 11:13 pm


Originally Posted by SKT-DK (Post 31698268)
Smoking is banned on the airport premises, so no.

Really ?
Since when ?
I donít smoke but there was a smoking room in the F lounge before

chris63 Nov 3, 19 11:14 pm


Originally Posted by andyptrav (Post 31696132)
The food looks more varied and better than the F lounge

Yes, it does, will give it a try in a couple of weeks

SKT-DK Nov 3, 19 11:18 pm


Originally Posted by chris63 (Post 31698562)
Really ?
Since when ?
I donít smoke but there was a smoking room in the F lounge before

I do not smoke either, but noticed it in the news earlier this year. Seems to have gone into effect on 3 February in six airports under AOT:
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...nes-from-feb-3

chris63 Nov 3, 19 11:22 pm


Originally Posted by SKT-DK (Post 31698571)
I do not smoke either, but noticed it in the news earlier this year. Seems to have gone into effect on 3 February in six airports under AOT:
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...nes-from-feb-3

Wow, thanks for sharing that info, amazing Thailand strikes again, another stroke of genius to piss off certain tourists


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