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Plaza Premium Lounge Offers All YVR Domestic Travellers A Signature Lounge Experience

Company now operates 16,500 square feet of premium lounge space at YVR

Plaza Premium, PR, public relations, media, company, firm, agency, vancouver, YVR, travel, food, beverages, lifestyles, eventsVancouver, BC; (March 3, 2015) Plaza Premium Lounge is pleased to announce the official Grand Opening of its recently upgraded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The lounge, one of four Plaza Premium Lounge spaces at YVR, is located in the airport’s new A-B Connector on Level 3 Departures of the Domestic Terminal.

The 6,390-square foot space continues Plaza Premium’s commitment to offering all travellers a first class experience regardless of airline or class of travel. The opening of the new lounge follows the 2014 facelift of Plaza Premium Lounge in YVR’s International Terminal. The company will also open a lounge in Winnipeg International Airport later in 2015.

 Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited Founder & CEO Mr. Song Hoi-see says, “Vancouver is a very important market for us, and this new lounge is the next step in our plan to grow the Plaza Premium Lounge brand throughout North America. For 10 years, travellers through YVR have embraced the comfort and convenience of having a lounge option. We are dedicated to continually improving upon the premium experience we offer our guests. And we say to all travellers ‘you are a member at Plaza Premium Lounge’.”

 The stylishly appointed facility has seating for 135, including a comfortable lounge, dining and bar areas, and a business centre. There are also private spaces where travellers can freshen up with a shower or unwind in one of three semi-private resting areas outfitted with comfortable recliners. Guests enjoy a menu of freshly prepared hot and cold food and beverages, and stay connected with Wi-Fi, large screen TVs, and a selection of international newspapers and magazines.

 Designed by Kinney Chan of renowned Hong Kong design firm, Kinney Chan & Associates, the space demonstrates the company’s commitment to first class comfort. Travellers enter the reception area via a soaring glass entrance and head up a sweeping spiral staircase to the lounge level. Upstairs, the expansive, open-air floorplan offers views of the airfield and the Strait of Georgia in the distance. The furnishings and materials are luxurious, with a warm colour palette.

 Plaza Premium Lounge takes traditional airport lounge food to the next level by offering a wide variety of enticing meal options. The focus is on healthy and fresh options that will help prepare travelers for their onward journey. The menu includes everything from freshly baked artisanal breads, hot breakfasts, signature pastas, toasted Paninis, quesadillas, soups, and salads. The bar offers specialty espresso coffees, juices, beers, wines, and spirits.

 “We are committed to providing our customers with remarkable customer service,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This stunning new Plaza Premium Lounge, which is open to all travellers within Canada, is a most welcome addition to the award-winning 170-plus shops, services and restaurants available to YVR passengers.”

 A single visit to Plaza Premium Lounge starts at CAD 40 per person for two hours, and includes use of the lounge facilities, showers and all food and beverages. Semi-private resting areas are charged separately.

 Travellers will find the new Plaza Premium Lounge after security near Gate B15. Other YVR Plaza Premium Lounges are located after security in the International Terminal (Gate D53) and after security in the Transborder Departure Terminal (Gate E86). Plaza Premium Lounge also operates a Distinguished Visitors Lounge on Level 2 of the International Arrivals Hall. This space is available by reservation only.

 Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited now operates in more than 120 locations in 31 international airports throughout the world.

Now Boarding: YVR School Tour

YVR, airport, aviation, school tours, pr, public relations,  media, company, agency, firmThe YVR School Tour Program  is almost set to take off for another year. This week our two new tour guides Jenna Anderson and Leanne Kedrosky are in the midst of a rigorous training program. It takes a lot of knowledge to be a YVR Tour Guide, so they're spending the next two weeks getting to know the airport, meeting the key players, and memorizing a three hour-long tour script.

Jenna is an SFU Communications student currently on a Co-op work term. Leanne is a recent graduate from BCIT's Marketing Communications Management Program, who did her practicum at Elettra this past spring.

Leanne and Jenna are excited to be a part of the Elettra and YVR School Tour team, and can't wait to meet a lot of smiling young face this fall.

Welcome on board, Jenna and Leanne!


Elettra is Looking for a PR Star

elettra_logo type-blackElettra Communications has an immediate opening for a Junior Public Relations Consultant with 1-2 years of PR experience. The position is for a 6-month term, with the possibility of an extension.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven professional who is keen to take the next step in their PR career. The Elettra team is dynamic, fun, and prides itself on providing the highest quality communications service to its clients. Posting Date: April 17, 2014

Closing Date: May 4, 2014



  • Acting as day-to-day contact for a variety of clients.
  • Supporting senior team members on a variety of communications projects.
  • Supporting administrative functions of the agency.
  • Supporting Elettra’s social media profiles.

Media Relations

  • Writing media materials, including news releases, fact sheets, articles, and web copy.
  • Developing media lists, distributing media materials, and pitching stories.
  • Responding to incoming reactive media inquiries.
  • Developing campaign recaps.

Social Media

  • Monitoring social media channels on behalf of clients.
  • Developing social media content and assisting in strategy development.

Events / community relations

  • Coordinating events and community programs, working clients and suppliers.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, Public Relations, or Arts.
  • 1-2 years direct experience in public relations.
  • Experience writing media materials, building media lists, and successfully earning coverage in editorial media.
  • Strong media literacy and interest in local, national, and international current affairs and news.
  • Active user of social media, including all major platforms. Experience in content development and monitoring.
  • Exceptional writing and oral communications skills.
  • A wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, the city of Vancouver.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible with hours and able to respond to media inquiries / attend events outside the 9-5, Monday-Friday workweek.

Applicants are to send their cover letter and resume to

Concord National is Sweet on Elettra

Concord National, a leading Canadian packaged good sales and marketing company, has selected Elettra Communications as the public relations agency for its confection business. Elettra will represent Jelly Belly, Guylian Chocolate, and Anthon Berg. “Our confection brands have solid international reputations, but we were looking for a PR agency to help us build their profiles in Canada,” says Tina Ryan, Senior National Brand Manager, Concord National. “Elettra Communications has the right mix of experience and inventive thinking to help us move Jelly Belly, Guylian, and Anthon Berg forward.”

Elettra was awarded the business based on its previous success helping Concord National launch Tim Tam cookies in Canada. For its confection business, Concord has charged Elettra with raising brand awareness, generating ongoing buzz, and differentiating the brands from competitors.

Concord’s brands are among the world’s most well-known confections. Jelly Belly, the original gourmet jelly bean, is beloved for its wide variety of authentic and true to life flavours. Guylian, the world’s favourite Belgian chocolate, is known for its seashell shapes with handmade praliné centres. Anthon Berg is known for its miniature, dark chocolate bottles filled with fine liqueurs and spirits.