Better lounge days are here for some passengers flying out of New York. British Airways just opened a new lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport for premium-cabin customers. The carrier has invested a total of $65 million in the project at JFK's Terminal 7. In addition to building a new lounge, British Airways has also renovated check-in areas and gate areas as part of the project.

The new British Airways Club Lounge at JFK covers 22,000 square feet. The space has been designed to offer an elegant and relaxing atmosphere for travelers. Visitors will find tons of seating areas, work stations with power outlets and an entertainment room that features state-of-the-art technology. There's even a spa where travelers can enjoy a variety of beauty treatments and relaxation treatments. This isn't just any spa. It is an Elemis Spa. You may already be familiar with the acclaimed British skincare brand and its luxurious products. British Airways actually has a relationship with Elemis that extends to several lounge locations around the world. Of course, the part that most travelers will be excited about is the large pre-flight dining facility where guests can enjoy full meal service before departing.

British Airways is going big when it comes to drink offerings at its new lounge at JFK. The new Club Lounge features a granite-topped bar that offers a wide variety of cocktails and wines. The bar is actually a small-scale nod to the famed Quaich whiskey bar at the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside, Scotland. There is also a BrewDog craft beer room inside the lounge. The carrier's bespoke BrewDog beer - Speedbird 100 - will be available on flights beginning May 1.

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