One thing we weren’t anticipating when we published our full review of the new Marhaba Lounge at Changi’s Terminal 3 last week was that we were in fact reviewing the new temporary alternative KrisFlyer Elite Gold lounge.
A temporary lounge is necessary because of a highly anticipated, and in the eyes of many customers perhaps slightly overdue, lounge revamp project kicking off next month. It will see all of Singapore Airlines’ Terminal 3 lounges updated in a S$50 million investment between now and mid-2021.
The existing KrisFlyer Gold Lounge in T3 will therefore be used as overspill space for the SilverKris lounges, the first of which (SKL Business Class) will be renovated in sections, followed by the First Class lounge, The Private Room then finally the KrisFlyer Gold lounge itself.
This is likely to be the last lounge upgrade we see from the airline until the big move to Changi’s Terminal 5 in the early 2030s, where the SIA Group carriers will all operate under one roof unlike the current split T2/T3 arrangement.