Alitalia has opened the new Casa Alitalia lounge at Roma Fiumicino and Milano Malpensa.
The spaces have been completely updated in terms of style and services, to embody a new hospitality concept based on excellence and Made in Italy, while introducing an exclusive live cooking service.
The opening ceremonies took place at the airports in Rome and Milan under the watchful gaze of Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Cramer Ball, President and CEO of the Italian airline.
The new Casa Alitalia concept has been developed by the Alitalia staff and implemented by the famous architect Marco Piva.
Casa Alitalia has been created to make it more like a domestic space than a public space.
The interiors – the reception lobby, the lounge and conversation zones, the areas set aside for dining – have been studied to make them as close as possible to spaces in a private home.
The entrance door to the lounge, like the large doors of an Italian palace, acts as a divider between the chaotic atmosphere of the airport and the comfortable, refined space of Casa Alitalia.
The catering services focuses on Italian excellence in foods and wines, and stands out for the presence of a live cooking area. This space is joined by a buffet zone and a bar.
Casa Alitalia also provides a VIP room and spaces for private meetings, a reading area, a prayer zone, restrooms with showers and Wi-Fi connectivity for all guests.
Casa Alitalia is not just a place to relax while waiting for a flight. It is a true expression of the distinctive values and elements of Italian excellence in the world, also thanks to collaboration with the finest Italian brands, including Poltrona Frau for the furnishings and seats of the lounge, Cantine Ferrari, Lavazza and Terme di Sirmione.
Even the materials utilized for the construction of the lounges – marble, lighting fixtures, backdrops – make reference to Italian culture.