Our story

Our Story

Every journey starts somewhere

From our origins at Manchester Airport in the UK, we expanded to the US in 2015 where Escape Lounges has become the top-rated operator of common-use lounges in North America (as measured by customer reviews on Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook and Yelp).

Manchester Terminal 2

Escape the terminal

Escape Lounges offer great facilities, inclusive food & drink, and dedicated space & services away from the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal. With space to work, rest or play, freshly prepared food and drinks and even showers, we offer everything you would expect, and more, whilst you wait for your flight.


Locally inspired

More than just a space away from the terminal, each lounge is carefully designed to be a tasteful representation of the local area. From small features that nod to local heritage, and hand-selected artwork by up-and-coming artists, all the way to our seasonal menus, freshly prepared on-site using local influences and suppliers... we strive to deliver a true lounge experience with a difference.

An escape just for you

We’re here to make each and every one of our guests feel special. From cosy corners to relax in, to your favourite drink, made just the way you like it. We’re about the little touches. The extra detail. We go above and beyond to give our guests an enjoyable and memorable start to their journey. 

Locally inspired cocktails

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It's your escape

Complimentary Foods

Full access to the complimentary hot and cold premium foods prepared fresh in-lounge by our very own chefs.

Complimentary beverages

A selection of wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks are available.

Tea, Coffee & 
Espresso bar

Access to tea and coffee machines throughout our lounges providing premium coffees and espresso.

Flight info displays

Placed thoughtfully throughout the lounges to ensure every guest is within easy view of flight information.

High-speed Wi-Fi

We provide Wi-Fi at high speeds allowing you to stream movies and download large files with ease.

Mobile charging stations & power sockets

We provide both power and USB charging points throughout the lounge within easy reach of every seat.

Newspapers & magazines

Complimentary access to a wide range of digital newspapers and magazines through our partnership with PressReader.

A warm welcome

From the moment you enter the lounge, our friendly team are on hand to ensure you have a true escape to remember.

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Improving more steps of your journey

While planning your visit to Escape Lounges, make your journey to the airport easier and more affordable with the help of our friends at Airport Parking Reservations, ParkSleepFly, ShuttleFinder, AirportParking.com, Looking4Parking and Sky Park Secure.