Turkish Open Re-freshed CIP Lounge (Photos)

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  1. VVanderlust

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    Press Release
    Turkish Airlines launches its renewed CIP Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport...


    20.07.2011
    Turkish Airlines' renovation and expansion work which was started because of high demand has finally been completed. A ceremony was held yesterday to celebrate the opening of renewed CIP lounge for Turkish Airlines’ business class passengers, Miles&Smiles Elite, Elite Plus card holders and Star Alliance Gold membership card holders. The new CIP lounge has opened to guests by today.

    The 3.000m2 lounge which is located in the International Departures is capable of holding 2.000 passengers in a day and offers an extensive menu of hot and cold dishes. There are many other amenities available for Turkish Airlines passengers such as private relaxation rooms, showers with special toiletry kits, play room for children and private infant room also available for passengers travelling with their children.

    Passengers may enjoy television and music system, daily local and foreign newspapers and magazines. CIP Lounge also includes a billiard hall, library and a business center complete with all necessary technical equipment including WLAN internet
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  2. NYBanker
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    Thanks for sharing this. Looks nice.
     
  3. OY-JFS
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    Not sure I am a fan of the design...
     
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    Wow. This is an impressive facility. Almost worth *G status in, and of, itself.

    Firstly, it is big. And when I visited (third day open), it was full of people. There are about 12 different rooms, 4 different coffee stations (and darn, if that Turkish coffee isn't grand), an abundance of showers, and a terrific array of food. Did I mention that the coffee is good? :p

    Entrance is a bit odd, as they scan your boarding pass. Mine didn't work, so they printed out a separate pass to scan. It didn't work either. So, someone had to get up and scan their ID!!!

    It's not exactly close to the gates, but IST is a big airport and the lounge is pretty centrally located. There are no announcements of departing flights (thank heavens), but you should allow 10-15 minutes more than what the monitors indicate (since they say 'Remain in Lounge' when you really should be heading to the gate).
     
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    The place is huge, which is good, because it tends to remain full. They have a wide variety of food, and not just snacks; you can get a full meal there (limited options, but it is a meal). The only downside I see is that it doesn't have enough electrical outlets for road warriors on their laptops. Nevertheless, I'm a big fan, since I connect through that airport about six times per year, and tend to have layovers ~4-6 hours at a time.
     
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    Welcome to MP esrfalco!
     
  7. DCA Rob

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    It is a wonderful, bright space with lots of discrete areas to move between if you get bored over time. It is a wonderful example of how all airport lounges do not have to look and feel the same.
     

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