The Booze Blog - Alcohol, Bars, Malaysia and Beyond.

27 May 2015

Plaza Premium Lounge (PPL) has everything you need to live in an airport.

(Note: Plaza Premium Lounge kindly allowed a group of us to experience all their amenities mentioned below without charge.)

The terminal, starring Tom Hanks. One of my favouritest movies.
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Do you remember the movie The Terminal starring Tom Hanks? Man, I loved it so much I must've watched it a hundred times. It's a story of this guy who was stuck living in the airport for a while because his country was at war and his passport wasn't recognised. It looked like he was having a good time living in the airport, making friends with everyone who worked in the airport. And he even managed to get part time job in there... albeit he was roughing it out a little. I've always wondered what that felt like, seemed fun!

What a treat it was that we kind of did get that experience...  Except we didn't  have to rough it out in the airport like Tom's character did with Plaza Premium Lounge being around. They fed us, quenched our thirst, and after all that, even gave us a comfortable night's stay at KLIA 2 just before our insane 6am early morning flight to Siam Reap the next day. Since this is (mostly) a booze blog, I'm going to spend a little more time sharing with you about the liquid side of things, and then quickly touching base on the other services and facilities.

The Bar.

Bars maketh me happy!

It's a cute little bar smack in the middle of nowhere. Cozy, contemporary setting - feels like a little pop up bar.

Very decent prices for an airport bar. You may cringe a little but won't cough blood when you pay.

Heineken and Tiger on tap (RM26-37), more options in bottles (RM26 - 32) - it's a GAB outlet by the way. Straight liquor available by shots, the usual from a combination of MHD and PRM standard offerings, but there is the standard Nikka available though. Spirits are priced between RM21-37 per glass. Red & white wines from RM21-32. There's a selection of cocktails for RM30, if you're not into the hard stuff.

Can't a girl just camwhore in peace without her bloody friends photobombing the picture with EVEN MORE BOOZE?

Lights snacks available (RM18-38) too, and for those not wishing to imbibe - don't worry, fresh fruit juices available (RM12.50)

Where: 
Mezzanine Level, International Departure of KLIA 2. Open 5am - 12mn everyday.

Oh, there's also a Wellness Spa right opposite, but we didn't get to try that out from the lack of time.


Lounge & Sleeping Suites.

The entrance to the lounge looks a little like a hotel. 

The lounge is basically a place for you to chill, eat & drink to your heart's content, charge your electronics, work and even shower. Especially handy if you're a frequent business flyer who finds him/herself willing for the hours to go by in-between flights.

And yes, the lounge has an unlimited serving of ice cold beer with ice cold glasses at the lounge - it was the first thing I checked. :)

FRIDGE FILLED WITH FREE COLD BEER. MUST. CAMWHORE.

Prices are charged by a block of few hours and starts from RM138 for 2 hours to RM208 for 10 hours. But, I believe if you have the right premium credit card, you'll be able to use it for free or a nominal sum - just check with your credit card provider. If you want to have a standalone shower, it's sold separately, seriously, at RM32 (amenities provided).

Where:
Level 2, Satellite Building, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (near Gate C11-17)
Level 2, International Departure Level, klia2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (next to Gate L8)
Also at KLIA: Level 2, Satellite Building, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (near Gate C11-17)

Mum and I feeling cozy in our double bunk beds. Really wide and comfy. Is loves.

They even have rooms that cater to singles, 2 pax and 4 pax. While the rooms are small and cozy, the single beds were really comfy and rather spacious. Charges are based on blocks of hours and start from RM188 for 3 hours for a single room right up to a family suite (for 4) for 5 hours at RM458. Includes all amenities at the lounge + shower.

Where:
Level 2, Gateway@klia2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport


The Green Market.

Hello The Green Market!
Serves up a nice good mix of food - Japanese, Korean and Malaysia cuisine meal sets. They are very proud of their signature rotisserie chicken and it's not hard to see why - it's juicy and delicious. Also salad choices are available for those in the want. Food was scrumptious and in generous portions. Prices weren't half bad either, from RM20 - RM40 (chicken can go up to RM70 for a whole bird). No alcohol served here though, just soft & hot drinks and juices.

All the beautiful food we got too much to eat of. OM nom nom nom.

Where: 
Departure Level, Public Concourse, klia2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Thanks for the warm hospitality, Plaza Premium Lounge KLIA2. We had an excellent time!

More info:
malaysia@plaza-network.com
KLIA contact: +(603) 8787 2323
KLIA 2 contact: +(603) 4065 0161
https://www.plaza-network.com/

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