Vermaat to supply catering services for KLM’s Schiphol Lounges
Catering company Vermaat is to supply the catering concept for the Non-Schengen Crown Lounge (52) and the Schengen Crown Lounge (25) at Schiphol. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Vermaat signed a partnership agreement at the KLM Dutch Open golf tournament.
This new deal aims to provide the ultimate customer experience. Excellent service combined with new food-and-beverages concepts are being developed for both KLM lounges and will include stylish, high-quality, pure products and live cooking.
Vermaat has developed as a leading company in catering and retail concepts and already has many years’ experience at Schiphol. Vermaat's culinary expertise will raise the standard of KLM’s lounge products for all its lounge visitors. In future, it will also be possible to order and pay for additional premium products in advance. KLM and Vermaat will be developing the details of the agreement in the months ahead.
Non Schengen KLM Crown Lounge (52)
The Non Schengen KLM Crown Lounge is currently undergoing major reconstruction work. In addition to the new catering concept, it will also be fitted with an extra level, an outside terrace, and a new interior offering the most up-to-date technologies, design and experience. Once the renovation has been completed, the lounge will hold around 1450 seats and measure 6300 m2, compared to its current 680 seats and 2500 m2. The building work is being carried out in phases, with the first phase due to be completed in the summer of 2018. The lounge will finally be completed in the spring of 2019. The lounge remains partially open throughout this time.
Photo: Vermaat General Director & CEO, Rick Zeelen, and KLM President & CEO, Pieter Elbers, sign the partnership agreement at the KLM Open.