Bengaluru: Plaza Premium Lounge (PPL) has won Pinnacle Award 2019 from Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) under the category of ‘Excellence in Green and Sustainable Practices – Commercial Partner at Pinnacle 2019’. The award is given in recognition of the outstanding service rendered at Bangalore airport for the FY 2018-19.
Bangalore International Airports Limited-led Pinnacle award was instituted in the year 2014, and the award is given under various categories to different winners every year. The ‘Excellence in Green and Sustainable Practices’ award is given to companies for their extraordinary efforts in adopting environment-friendly practices.
“Plaza Premium Lounge has taken steps to abolish the single-use plastic (above 40-50 microns as per state government) at their lounge in Bengaluru. Our Bengaluru lounge is 90 per cent single-use plastic free. ” said Bhavya Kukreja, GM- PR & Marcom, Plaza Premium Lounge, India.
In its endeavour to adopt green practices, Plaza has replaced disposable spoon by corn starch cutlery, plastic straw by paper straw, garbage bag by biodegradable bags, and is proposing to install water dispensers replacing 500 ml plastic water bottles.
“We are working to create awareness and acceptance that we need to preserve the planet otherwise there will be no future. Now with the new regulation from the Government, selected airports have been asked to adopt these single-use plastic free initiatives. We have been at the forefront to adopt sustainable practices by making the required improvement in our infrastructures. We have already made certain changes at our lounges by replacing major items with bio-degradable products such as straws, plastic knives, garbage bin, plastic containers, and plastic paper cups among others. As a leading lounge service provider, we are keen on adopting product and practices which will help in reducing the carbon footprint and in contributing to a greener planet,” he added.
About Plaza Premium Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, gives travellers a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, by providing a space with excellent services and facilities for travellers departing, transiting and arriving at 30 major international airports around the world. Plaza Premium Lounge in India is being run by the Joint Venture company Premium Port Lounge Management Company Private Limited (India) incorporated by Mr. Dinesh Jhunjhunwala and Mr. Song Hoi-see. In addition to Plaza Premium Lounge, the Group also operates Allways – a meet and greet service for a seamless end to end airport experience in Delhi. In July 2018, an extension of the flagship brand, Plaza Premium First is launched to offer a refined, elevated lounge experience for elite travellers.
Comfortable seating, enticing food and beverage selection, showers with amenities, private resting suites, VIP rooms, recharging stations, Wi-Fi, computer workstations are but a few of the services offered to enhance the airport experience.
As the first airport lounge network to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification, Plaza Premium Lounge is committed to consistently providing quality services for valued guests. By putting the best ideas and practices from across the network and around the world into action, Plaza Premium Lounge focuses on innovative and quality products and services.
On top of the sublime and opulent independent airport lounges that are in operation, Plaza Premium Lounge also manages lounges for leading airlines, alliances and banks including but not limited to Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Star Alliance, SkyTeam, American Express and many more. www.plazapremiumlounge.com
About Plaza Premium Group
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Plaza Premium Group is the pioneer and industry leader in offering Global Airport Hospitality solutions in over 160 locations of 42 international airports across the world, with a collective goal of “Enhancing Your Airport Experience.” The Group comprises four core airport services, Airport Lounge, Airport Transit Accommodation, Airport Meet & Greet Service, and Airport Dining. In the past few years, the Group has won more than 60 accolades, including the “World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge” for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, the global benchmark of aviation excellence.
The Group currently employs nearly 5,000 staff and serves over 14 million passengers around the world annually. The Group is dedicated to providing quality services and possesses proprietary knowledge in airport hospitality industry.
By continuously surpassing travellers’ expectation, the Group’s network is rapidly growing across major international airports across the globe. For more details, visitwww.plazapremiumgroup.com.