Swiss Air Senator Lounge Review – E Gates Zurich (ZRH)
Home base lounges for international carries are usually extra glam – and the Swiss Senator Lounge in Zurich follows that rule – and then some! WOW...what a stunning lounge!
It’s massive, has an outside terrace, a full-on restaurant – and a hip whisky bar. If there was ever a reason for a long connection in Zurich -- this lounge is your excuse!
Here is a review of my recent visit:
The Whisky Bar
Let’s start with the best part….
C'est Magnifique! I couldn’t believe that I was in an airport lounge! The Whisky Bar is off the charts cool – and has to be in the top five of hip airport haunts I have ever seen!
Swiss pulled out all the stops when it came to creating this hotspot. I loved the design: hotel chic with a definite aviation feel to it (the white slanting wing like walls). Pictured at the top of this post.
My only disappointment: I was there at 9AM in the morning and it really wasn’t the right time to sample one of the 50+ libations – which of course included countless single malt whiskeys! I will have to schedule my next connection for a night flight.
The Outdoor Terrace
Another fabulous feature of this lounge is its impressive outdoor patio – with its spectacular vistas! If you're a plane spotting aficionado you can grab a cocktail – or coffee – and gaze at liveries from around the world.
You won’t go thirsty in this lounge. I mentioned the fully stocked Whisky Bar above - but beyond that there’s all kinds of other beverages. Wines, Spirits and Coffees to keep everyone hydrated & caffeinated throughout their visit.
I have to call out the coffee machine with barista capabilities beyond compare - - she could whip up drinks I never heard of!
I was there at breakfast – and the dining options were endless. There were multiple buffets – AND – a cook-to-order kitchen. The chef whipped me up a fresh order of egg whites to go with my Mimosa! .
There wasn’t a problem finding a quiet place to settle down for a while. The seating options were extensive. There was a dining room, relaxation seats, and work stations spread throught the lounge.
I loved this place!! One of the best Senator lounges in the Swiss/Lufthansa network. Impressive bars, outdoor seating and dining options are all signature hallmarks of this treasure.
Character + Design Aesthetic + Atmosphere! The Swiss always know how to nail all three of those!