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Star Alliance Lounge, Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles, California

This new flagship lounge, located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, is used by eight Star Alliance partners, including Air New Zealand, Lufthansa and Swiss Air. Gensler designed the 18,000-square-foot prototype to accommodate 380 passengers and a range of needs, including hot showers, a café and bar area, a library providing travelers a quiet respite, and possible workspaces integrated throughout. A landscaped outdoor terrace offers sunshine and panoramic views of the northern runway toward the Hollywood Hills. Influenced by the clean, modern lines of mid-century architecture and incorporating natural materials, the lounge is spacious and light-filled, capturing the sought-after qualities of Southern California.