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After the millennium, we opened our first Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport, in the shadow of a difficult period for global travel. Despite the difficulties, the flagship Escape Lounge proved to be a success. Subsequently, we expanded our business with lounges in Manchester Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

We also grew our lounges across our Airports such as London Stansted and the East Midlands.  After operating for 20 years, we are an award-winning common use lounge brand with five Escape Lounges across three different airports and employing over 150 members of staff. 

As our lounges have developed, we prided ourselves on putting our customers and our dedication to excellent service at the heart of everything we do. We welcome guests irrespective of flight class or airline, and delight in providing all guests with a calm, refreshing and friendly atmosphere before flying. In future, we will continue our commitment to provide an exceptional lounge service and experience for all guests. 

In Spring 2021, we will open two brand new lounges based in the newly transformed Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport. These new lounges will be state of the art and lead us forward in how our lounges will develop in the coming years, so that we can deliver an excellent pre-flight experience. 

Due to the success of our Escape Lounges, we grew other concept venues such as our 1903 Lounges opening in 2017 and just a year later, we opened Proof 65 which is a bar concept venue. We still have big ambitions for our business and other concept venues are currently in development as we look to the future and the potential of our hospitality business. 


"You can escape from the hustle of the busy airport, it has an excellent range of bites and refreshments, the breakfast which is cooked and hot is absolutely gorgeous with good tasty well cooked choices. The service is extremely good. There is plenty of comfortable seating and calm . The coffee is absolutely brilliant better than all the big coffee outlets. I definitely recommend" (TripAdvisor, March 2020)

"Having used this lounge a couple of times I would highly recommend.

The vibe is very relaxed with a good variety of choice for breakfast and friendly staff who always make the whole experience enjoyable I look forward to returning before my next flight." (TripAdvisor, September 2020)

"Fantastic service, lovely staff. We couldn’t ask for a better start to our holiday, we are now so relaxed and full up. Thank you all so much" (Google, September 2020)

"Great service. Staff are amazing helpful." (Google, December 2020)

"A brilliant way to start your holiday off food was very tasty drinks plenty of choice really a bit of luxury at not expensive prices" (Google, September 2020)