Escape common-use lounge to open by year’s end at MSP Airport

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Rendering of the Escape Lounge at MSP. (Courtesy of MAC)

Rendering of the Escape Lounge at MSP. (Courtesy of MAC)

The English are coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in the form of the airport’s first common-use lounge.

Manchester Airport Group (M.A.G.-USA) out of England, has won a contract to construct and operate one of their signature Escape Lounges at Terminal 1-Lindbergh.

Located on the mezzanine level of the Airport Mall, this lounge, unlike airline lounges, will be open to anyone traveling on any airline. For about $45 per day, travelers will enjoy complimentary food and drinks, free WiFi, a variety of newspapers and magazines, and a comfortable and quiet atmosphere.

“We are very excited about the launch of our first Escape Lounge in the USA and to partner with Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport,” said Rosemarie Andolino, President and CEO of M.A.G – USA. “The Escape Lounge at MSP will be our flagship lounge and will provide the airport’s passengers with an opportunity to begin their travel in the most enjoyable and relaxing manner possible.

“M.A.G.’s Escape Lounge is one more way everyone who travels through Minneapolis–St. Paul International will be able to enjoy a V.I.P. travel experience,” said Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director/CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. “We are proud to be the first U.S. airport to offer an Escape Lounge, an amenity that has proven popular among travelers overseas.”

M.A.G. – USA will invest more than $2 million in the 5,000-sq-ft Escape Lounge, which is scheduled to open before the end of 2015. M.A.G. already operates five Escape Lounges across its four U.K. airports, collectively serving 500,000 passengers per year.


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