Star Alliance has opened its second lounge in the Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport. The new lounge is located in Terminal 1 (gates 10 to 38) for non-Schengen flights operated by member airlines. The new lounge has room for 300 passengers and spans 13,900 square feet (1,300 square meters).
The new lounge was designed by the same firm (Gensler) that also designed the Star Alliance lounge at LAX. The old lounge (located pre-immigration) is still operational and will keep serving intra-Schengen passengers on member airline flights.
As per access policies, besides the usual suspects (First / Business / Gold members), eligible United Club and Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members may also access the lounge. This lounge offers paid entry for those travelling and is also part of the Priority Pass program.
The lounge has a modern and relaxing design. There are leather chairs and tables as well as comfortable seating and private areas for working. There are floor-to-ceiling windows for outside views. There are charging ports throughout the lounge, including wireless charging.
One of the best features appears to be a stunningly designed Welcome Bar offering a range of beverages. Also there is an immersive Wine Bar featuring master wine maker Gerard Bertrand and their wines from the South of France, and a Tea Salon offering an assortment from around the world.
The lounge has four showers (one of them is accessible). There is also a small open courtyard where you can relax outside as well as a dedicated area for smokers.
More information can be found on the Star Alliance lounge page.
I will be curious how this lounge compares to the Star Alliance Lounge at LAX, that has won many awards for being one of the better lounges.