Review: Virgin Clubhouse LAX


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The brand new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse club lounge is located in Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport. I can now share some super photos of this new Virgin Flying Club. What really stands out about this lounge is the wall of windows offering a view over the planes and overlooking the Hollywood Hills.

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This lounge is exciting because Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses are fun! Yes, there are more luxurious lounges out there. The British Airways Lounges in Heathrow, for example, are stylish and sophisticated (at least the Concorde room is..) but are they fun? No, the Virgin lounges have a fun atmosphere and decent staff.

The new lounge is meant to have cost nearly $4 million USD with around 4,000 ft² of floor space and was designed by the same team as the other Clubhouses at JFK and Newark. Amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, of course, an apothecary-inspired bar with signature cocktails and juice options, and the lounge has partnered with L.A. chef David Myers and his restaurant, Hinoki & the Bird, with a new menu which includes a limited number of the restaurant’s signature dishes and cocktails as well as small-plate options.

The new airside space, which has been designed by Slade Architecture in collaboration with their in-house design team, takes its design cues from the west coast landscape, with accents of gold to reflect the famous LA sunshine. The walls are adorned with one-of-a-kind artwork, including an installation by California-based digital artist Diana Reichenbach, whose work is shown alongside a hand-drawn mural from British artist Vic Lee.

The centerpiece of the lounge is a copper-lined bar showcasing natural Californian produce and plants, as well as our famous bar service featuring fabulous cocktails. Working with The Juicery, they’ve created healthy juice options infused with seeds and spices.

Spaces for relaxing and socializing are framed by panoramic views that span from the aircraft just outside the window to the Hollywood sign and the mountains beyond. Fully Wi-Fi-enabled, the lounge provides all the tools that fliers need to get work done before taking off while delighting them with surprising details in the design.

The food and drink concept allows customers to taste and share several dishes, creating a relaxed, sociable atmosphere. The food itself takes inspiration from the clean, healthy west coast lifestyle. Working in collaboration with Hinoki and the Bird, one of LA’s most exciting and innovative restaurants, Virgin has created a travel-inspired menu that capitalizes on the amazing produce available throughout California.

Entry into the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is complimentary for Upper-Class passengers traveling between Los Angeles and London Heathrow.

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