I’m flying from Rome to Abu Dhabi on the very cheap Etihad deal. It’s an early flight so I didn’t get to have breakfast at the Westin, but thankfully there’s a Plaza Premium Lounge at Rome’s Fiumicino airport. I’m yet to visit any Plaza Premium Lounge in continental Europe!
The Plaza Premium Lounge is located at Terminal 3, Zone E. This is the non-Schengen departure area after border control, therefore you cannot access the lounge if departing from different terminal or zone.
Take the stairs up after security and border control, and you’ll see the BA Lounge and Plaza Premium Lounge in front of you.
You can access the lounge courtesy of Amex Platinum, Priority Pass or Dragonpass. I am Immediately impressed by how big the space is and how much natural light it has. The lounge is circular-shaped which might remind you of a theatre. The curves and lighting on the ceiling are beautiful.
The bar and dining area are in the centre.
Some working desks at the side:
Many seat options that offer different levels of privacy and comfortableness.
The octagon seats bring back the memories of my overnight stay at Hong Kong airport.
The breakfast buffet includes the usual suspects:
Plus some salad and pastry.
The bartender can make a great cappuccino!
Once again I’m very pleased with what the Plaza Premium Lounge has to offer. I’m not sure how I feel about them re-joining Priority Pass, as we might not see the lounges being so quiet again.