Located next to the beautiful first class lounge, the SWISS Senator Lounge in the E-Gate (non-Schengen) area of Zurich (ZRH) is worthy of a visit.
It’s a huge lounge, built to accommodate hundreds of passengers at once and bigger even than some of the large Lufthansa Senator Lounges in Frankfurt and Munich.
You know a lounge is large when it has a map overviewing all its features:
SWISS Senator Lounge ZRH – Whiskey Bar
As you walk in, turn left for what I consider the most unique part of the lounge, a bar area called Whiskey Club 28/10.
I love the design elements of the lounge (the white wall design mimics the runway layout of ZRH) and if you are into whiskey, this lounge gives the Lufthansa First Class Terminal a run for the money.
SWISS Senator Lounge ZRH – Seating
Proceed down the hall for another unique design feature: beautiful wood-carved chairs and benches on one side and magazine racks on the other. When the weather is nice, the terrace outside is also open.
Four “phone” booths also provide privacy so others do not have to hear your telephone conversation.
SWISS Senator Lounge ZRH – Work Rooms
If you need more space, there are larger work rooms available past the dining area.
SWISS Senator Lounge ZRH – Dining
Turn right and you’ll find a large dining area, including more drink stations and a variety of food ranging from breads, salads, soups, to hot chef’s specialities such as. Plenty of dessert as well.
A dining area easily sits 100.
SWISS Senator Lounge ZRH – More Seating
Behind the dining area is a huge open sitting area. Power is provisioned at seats throughout the lounge.
I wonder how much Brietling paid for this?
SWISS Senator Lounge ZRH – Relaxation Area
Finally, a rest area does not include beds, but a row of comfortable pre-reclined chairs that you may wish to avail yourself to during a longer stay in the lounge.
The lounge is quiet. There is no canned music playing.
I love the quality of this lounge and the thought that went into its design. While I always hope to be at the next-door first class lounge when traveling from Zurich, this is not a bad consolation prize before your longhaul flight.
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