Take it easy

Relax, take it easy. The Slow Lounge at SA's three international airports have earned Grid International a Design Pencil award for branding.

Flying around the world from meeting to meeting might seem glamorous but the reality is often far from. The jet-setting lifestyle is rather exhausting, unconvenient and even sometimes, lonely.

But the Slow Lounges at Cape Town International Airport, at OR Tambo International Airport and at the King Shaka International Airport are working to set a new global standard for domestic airport lounges in South Africa.

These Slow Lounges are the creative brainchildren of Grid International and Tonic Design and the design community is loving it. In fact, Grid has been elected to receive a coveted Design Pencil as well as a merit award from the One Show Design Awards in New York for their work on branding the Slow Lounges.

Exclusively for selected clients of British Airways, Comair, FNB and RMB Private Bank, the Slow Lounge is a sanctuary from modern world travel where pleasure takes precedence over pressure, quality over quantity and mindfulness over mindlessness.

With beautiful, high-quality facilities, refreshing, refuelling, playing and resting is prioritised at the Slow Lounges. The comfort-factor goes without saying but then there are also wash rooms, showers and baby-changing facilities to make the experience even more efficient.

Going from mere sustenance to the point of total rejuvenation, the food served in the Slow Lounges is of the freshest and highest quality, always seasonal and prepared with more than a dash of creativity.

And for the absolute ultimate in luxury, some of the loos at the Cape Town lounge look out over the runway!