Swedavia AB

04/04/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/04/2024 02:12

The largest American Express lounge in the Nordic region to date has opened at Stockholm Arlanda

Press release - 4 April 2024 10:05

The largest American Express lounge in the Nordic region to date has opened at Stockholm Arlanda

On Thursday, April 4, the doors opened to American Express' newly renovated, double-sized lounge at the Marketplace in Terminal 5. With its almost 700 square meters of Nordic-inspired design, the lounge, under the direction of star restaurateur Pontus Frithiof, is American Express's largest in the Nordic region to date.

It was at the end of March last year that American Express temporarily closed down the popular Amex Lounge by Pontus at Stockholm Arlanda for extensive renovations. In the meantime, members have been welcomed to the Amex Pop Up Lounge at Gate Area F in Terminal 5, but on Thursday 4 April, it was time to once again open the doors to completely renovated, twice as large premises.

With almost 700 square meters, the new American Express Lounge by Pontus Frithiof is American Express's largest lounge in the Nordic region to date, with a design inspired by Scandinavian nature, where Nordic beauty is reflected in everything from the choice of materials and colours to furniture - a theme that also forms the basis for the design of the new Marketplace and Arlanda's other terminal sections.

"As part of Stockholm Arlanda's ongoing development, it is particularly pleasing that we are getting a brand new lounge and continuing our collaboration with American Express. It is eagerly awaited that the new American Express Lounge by Pontus Frithiof will now open at the Marketplace in Terminal 5 and that we will continue to develop and fulfil our target group promise to our passengers of smooth, inspiring experiences where the airport becomes a meeting place in its own right," says Charlotte Ljunggren, director of marketing and sales at Swedavia.

American Express Lounge by Pontus Frithiof will be run by the renowned star restaurateur Pontus Frithiof - the face of Nordrest's fine dining restaurant La Girafe by Pontus Frithiof, which opened at Marketplaceen in March, and the Italian-American Little Italy, which will open its doors in the autumn of 2024, also under the auspices of Marketplace in Nordrest. Pontus Frithiof has composed the lounge's menu with dishes such as traditional shrimp sandwiches, classic salmon salad and various hot and vegetarian options. At a beautifully set table, American Express members will also be offered a wide range of drinks that have been carefully selected to complement the menu - everything from locally brewed beer, carefully selected wines and champagne to several tasty non-alcoholic options.

" The opening of our new American Express Lounge by Pontus Frithiof at Stockholm Arlanda is part of our ongoing international commitment to offer our members premium benefits, exceptional service and first-class experiences. We know from experience that the access to a relaxing environment, exclusive amenities and the opportunity to enjoy good food and drink before departure is very much appreciated by our members and we look forward to welcoming them to our new lounge and giving them the absolute best start to their journey," says Philip Trocmé, Country Manager, Nordics at American Express.

American Express Lounge by Pontus Frithiof is open Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and welcomes all American Express Centurion and Platinum members.

About American Express

American Express is a global company that offers financial services and card products to both consumers and businesses. Memberships offer exclusive benefits in the categories of Travel, Security, Recreation, and Points. The points system gives EuroBonus Extra points or Amex points that can be used for new trips and experiences. The services are used by millions of people and businesses all over the world.

American Express Centurion and Platinum members have access to the American Express Global Lounge Collection with over 1,400 lounges in 140 countries. The Global Lounge Collection includes American Express Centurion Lounge, Priority Pass™, Escape Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges and Delta Sky Club® on Delta flights.

For further information, please contact Swedavia's press office on telephone +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or at [email protected]



Swedavia is a group that owns, operates and develops 10 airports throughout Sweden. Our role is to create the connectivity that Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings. Satisfied and safe travelers are the foundation of Swedavia's business. Swedavia is a world leader in the development of airports with the least possible climate impact. Since 2020, Swedavia's own airport operations have been fossil-free at all ten airports. The group's turnover in 2022 was approximately SEK 4.8 billion and approximately 2,400 employees.

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