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British Airways Lounge

Queens, NY

British Airways is investing heavily in new lounges and passenger amenities. Galleries First at John F. Kennedy International Airport is among the first spaces to undergo a drastic makeover. The elite | studio e team is proud to have been part of this transformation which provides a sleek and sophisticated experience for fliers. It features boutique dining, a bar, a wine tasting area and other areas suitable for business and leisure travelers.


Of note is the state-of-the-art wine dispenser, with eight bottles to sample. The wines are poured at the perfect temperature and delivered in a tasting portion. At the Galleries First grand opening guests could sample Chardonnay from eight different countries side by side. The intension is that British Airways would be bringing top vineyards into the fold on a rotating basis as they bring new and varied flights to life.


elite|studio e’s coordination with the architecture firm and construction company attributed to the success of this hospitality venue. The Galleries First renovation was written about in numerous travel publications and blogs, including Travel + Leisure and Business Traveler.

Project Solutions Provided

Foodservice Design, Budget Management, Construction Drawings, Construction Management, Foodservice Equipment Provided & Installation, Opening Day Support

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Project Solutions

Wine Room, Bar, Kitchen, Hospitality

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