Plaza Premium newest lounge is now open in Sao Paulo. Operating two lounges in terminal 2, one airside and the other landside. GRU Plaza Premium lounge lounge is open daily from 5am to 11pm for departing passengers. The beautiful new lounge is 1530 sq meters (16,468 sq ft) and has room for 355 passengers comfortably. The new lounge has all the bells and whistles one would expect for a premium experience.
The Plaza Premium lounge is located in Terminal two. The entrance is central terminal between the two wings of the terminal for gates 224-246 & 209-223.
During my visit, the lounge was fully decorated for Christmas. Upon entering, all guests must take their temperature and sanitize their hands. Guests are also provided a protective paper envelope to place masks in while eating and drinking.
The first room of the lounge has an open concept with a fully service bar in the middle. Drinks are complimentary. The bar also has an espresso machine for made to order coffee beverages.
The main room offers plenty of seating and space to spread out. Nearly all seats in the main room have awesome tarmac views.
There is different spaces for both those traveling solo or in a group. Upon one wall, there are also individual booths, great for working or socializing with friends and family.
There is also a self serve coffee machine with individually wrapped snacks. Two different coffee stations are available. One at the entrance and another in the back corner closer to the meeting room.
Heading beyond the bar is a sitting/rest area with great tarmac views.
These seats offer great recline, perfect for relaxing while watching planes come and go.
Further behind these seats is another sitting area with couches and pillows. Many people were using this area to sleep and rest. A few individual seats are also available in this area. The lightening in also dimmer in this part of lounge, making it easier to nap.
Just beyond this sitting and sleeping room is a business meeting room. This room can be reserved for use.
The Dinning Area
Back in the main part of the lounge, is a hallway offering art and a connection to the dinning hall.
Once entering this subsection of the lounge it’s again split into two areas. One specific for dining and other for kids and families. The Plaza Premium lounge offers both a self-serve buffet and al la carte dining options.
To order food, scan the QR code on your phone and choose between several hot options. A waiter will quickly appear with your made to order items. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian options are available.
The self serve area offers more verity such as mini sandwiches, fruit, pastries, pastas, desserts, and more. At the end of the buffet is a fridge with beer, tonic, water, and other sodas.
On the far side of the dining area is a kids and family room. Plaza Premium lounges want to ensure the kids have something to entertain themselves between flights. The area is mostly closed off, allowing kids to be noisy without interrupting other guests. There are also large windows, allowing parents to sit in the dining area and eat, yet still watch their kids play.
Finally, there are bathrooms and showers available to use. All bathroom stalls are individual self contained toilets’ with sinks. Several showers are also available upon request. Complimentary amenity items include shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, bath towel and hair dryer. Feel free to request items a dental kit and shaver if needed.
The new Plaza Premium lounge at Sao Paulo GRU airport in terminal 2 is a beautiful lounge welcoming domestic travelers. American Express Platinum card holders have access to this lounge via American Express Global Lounge collection. Day passes cost 162 BRL (~28 USD). This lounge is not open to international travelers travelling out of Terminal 3. Those flying from Terminal Three with an American Express card should use the American Express lounge.