ORT passengers get pop-up lounge treat

2013-07-25 16:00

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Johannesburg - If you’re a regular business-class traveller, then you are all too familiar with the luxuries of business lounges.

For those who have never had the privilege, you may want to head over to the innovative pop-up lounge by Standard Bank, at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International’s domestic departures terminal.

Turns out, the customer centric pop-up lounge is open to all travellers.

So what can you expect?

Free wifi that works for one; a selection of iPads for free usage, battery top-up points for cellphones and laptops, plus a cup of Vida-e-Caffe coffee while you read your complimentary newspaper and enjoy a good shoe-shine.

“The installation is an introduction to the Prestige Banking experience,” said Jacqui Carnelley, head of marketing for personal and business banking at Standard Bank.

“Our Prestige customers are frequent flyers on domestic routes and we know they appreciate attentive service and personal attention. Our lounge not only offers a window into the privileged world of Prestige Banking for all travellers to enjoy, it is a physical demonstration that we understand consumer aspirations.

“The lounge occupies a high profile position in the domestic departures terminal and its dividing walls create a backdrop for listing the advantages of Prestige Banking such as a free concierge service, discounted valet parking at airports, loans at preferential rates, a dedicated team of prestige bankers, and access to Standard Bank’s value added services such as free Take Me Home, Roadside Assist, Home Assist and Credit Assist services.”

The lounge is open to all domestic air travellers departing from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International airport and will be open until May 2014.

In another brand-activation campaign at the Johannesburg airport, a rather contagious indication of being jet-lagged is going to get you a free cup of delicious, steaming hot coffee - you just need to make sure you're standing in the right place. Take a look.


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