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Airport Dimensions and AMBAAR Lounge open two new AMBAAR Club lounges at Salvador Bahia International Airport


Airport Dimensions, the global leader in airport lounges and travel experiences, has opened a new airside AMBAAR Club lounge at Salvador Bahia International Airport in Brazil as part of their collaboration with AMBAAR Lounge. The move comes following the recent opening of the AMBAAR Club landside lounge, which began operating October 2022. 

Spanning 538 square meters, the new space is elevating the lounge experience for customers travelling through the airport. It has been designed to give passengers a last experience of Bahia (the Bay of All Saints), and the little town of Trancoso to its south which was once a small fishing village and now draws tourists from all over the world to its glorious beaches. 

The sea-facing veranda houses of Trancoso are classic to the region, and their character is reflected at the airport, where passengers can while away their time on a veranda where the ocean view is replaced by a vista across the airport apron. The lounge boasts a number of other features which will be familiar to those who know the country well, such as hammock seating - for which the area is famed. Natural dark woods and AMBAAR’s elegant deep-brown and weathered-steel color pallet is used throughout, creating an ambiance of casual sophistication. There will also be a selection of local foods available.

The lounge offers seating for 127 guests, along with shower facilities, private meeting booths for those working on the go, and for families with young children, the cozy space also offers a play area, allowing the whole family to unwind and refresh. It will be open every day of the week, 06:00 – 22:00.

Nancy Knipp, President Americas at Airport Dimensions said; “Our partnership with Ambaar has continued to flourish since its inception and our fabulous new space at Salvador Bahia International Airport is a testament to this. As we continue to progress and expand further in this important South American market, we’re humbled to be trusted by so many of Brazil’s airports to deliver a high quality, localized experience for their travelers. Our goal is to create spaces that highlight local craftsmanship and décor for a truly authentic travel experience that resonates with local travelers as well as those coming to the region for the first time.”

Bernardo Claro da Fonseca, AMBAAR Lounge CEO said; “With the launch of this lounge at Salvador Bahia International Airport, we have once again delivered a state-of-the-art space that embodies the harmonization of design and performance for our guests. All of us at AMBAAR are strongly committed to the strategic goals that make up our partnership with Airport Dimensions and it is this commitment that has time and again seen us deliver leading lounge spaces for our customers. We are leaders in the market, both in the number of spaces and the quality of what we deliver for travelers, with our lounges located at some of Brazil’s top 10 airports as a result of this quality. This opening is a very special achievement for both us and the VINCI team - who we have had the pleasure to work with, overcoming all challenges presented and achieving our goals.”
Landside at Salvador Bahia International Airport, Airport Dimensions and AMBAAR also recently opened an AMBAAR Club Lounge in October. The space is 60 sq m with 16 seats as well as shower and meeting room facilities.

Ambaar Club Airport Lounge SSA

Ambaar Club Airport Lounge SSA

Ambaar Club Airport Lounge SSA


About Airport Dimensions 

Airport Dimensions wants travelers to value their time at the airport. The company continuously seeks ways to open new dimensions in customer engagement - using a mix of enriching physical experiences and innovative digital services. From comfortable lounges to restful sleep pods, and convenient food ordering to contactless collection of duty free, Airport Dimensions helps improve the traveler experience while critically helping airports maximize non-aeronautical revenue opportunities, retain airlines, and become more competitive.  

Airport Dimensions has a rapidly growing network of locations at the world’s leading airports across the United States, the Middle East, South America and the United Kingdom, where its Club Aspire Heathrow lounges were most recently recognized in the World Travel Awards as Europe’s Leading Airport Lounge and the FAB Superstars Awards for Innovation. Under its brands The Club, Club Aspire, No1 Lounges, sleep ’n fly and AMBAAR Club, Airport Dimensions provides award-winning hospitality services tailored to the specific needs of passengers and currently provides value-added experiences for over 50 airport and airline partners. 

Using the latest technologies, Airport Dimensions has invested in driving revenue growth for airports and increasing traveler satisfaction with the launch of its first digital service Connecta – a one-stop e-commerce and passenger loyalty platform. The innovative Connecta In-Lounge Experience platform launched at Jacksonville International Airport in September 2022 with plans for a continued, rapid rollout in the coming year. 

Airport Dimensions is a Collinson company.  

About AMBAAR Lounge 

AMBAAR Lounge operates in Brazil since 2014. The successful path built up over the years reinforces the solid foundation on which AMBAAR has been developing new projects and gaining a prominent position in the market.

An aligned team, which identifies itself with the standards for high-quality services, attention to details, time-efficiency, flexibility and personalization, while achieving competitive viability is the major key factor. 

Additionally, a set of technological tools for development, planning, execution and KPI control provides the solid ground for a reliable and predictable performance.
We understand the rise of the Economy of User Experience and its fourth pillar: Commodities, Goods, Services and Experiences.

The lounge is in a certain way defined as “non-space” by Marc Augé in the theory of Super Modernity. It’s a pass-through area that doesn’t have enough importance in the user life experience to be considered as “a place”. Therefore, it is so important in a globalized world of identity loss to offer the Handmade Brazil concept. However, we live in such fast-developing technology world that we must keep up the pace with the new technologies that sketch how the future will be. We understand the need to enhance our organization towards that myriad of technologies, reason why AMBAAR Lounge projects are developed around the concept of “Brazilian Connected Handmade” definition, the conjunction of handmade with technology.

As part of the Lounge experience AMBAAR is closely developing with Airport Dimensions the future of digital Lounge experience, a state-of the-art platform to enhance the traveler journey.

With millions of passengers served and a growing network of lounges, AMBAAR provides lounge turnkey solutions, across a range of services, starting from the simple management to the full development and construction.