Iberia’s VIP Arrivals Lounge in Madrid T4 Terminal

If you’re traveling from the U.S. to Madrid on Iberia, you’ll want to take advantage of Iberia’s VIP Arrivals lounge has opened in T4 Terminal at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport. This is especially helpful when arriving early in the morning (such as the Iberia flight from Chicago which arrives at 7:40 a.m.) — giving business travelers an […]

If you’re traveling from the U.S. to Madrid on Iberia, you’ll want to take advantage of Iberia’s VIP Arrivals lounge has opened in T4 Terminal at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport. This is especially helpful when arriving early in the morning (such as the Iberia flight from Chicago which arrives at 7:40 a.m.) — giving business travelers an opportunity to refresh or rest before a meeting or a connecting flight… or even before heading to the hotel.

Madrid Barajas VIP Lounge T-4 (courtesy image)
Madrid Barajas VIP Lounge T-4 (courtesy image)

The lavishly equipped 665 m² facility is available 24/7 to Iberia Business passengers and holders of Iberia Plus Gold cards arriving on transatlantic flights and others of at least four hours’ duration, such as those from Moscow, Tel Aviv, Dakar, Accra, Lagos, Malabo, and Nouakchott.

(See, Iberia Airlines for International Business Travel Review for more insights.)

Located on level -1 of Terminal 4, near the accesses to the Madrid underground and commuter train access points, the lounge features everything needed to facilitate rest and work, making it one of the world’s best arrivals halls.

The new facility is part of Iberia’s ongoing Ágora project, designed to enhance the efficiency, convenience, and comfort of its T4 hub, which was voted the third best air terminal in the world last year in a worldwide survey by the consulting firm Skytrax.

Exclusive services and advantages, maximum comfort

The rest area is furnished with comfortable sofas, and there are shower booths, a fully-equipped work centre, a buffet serving a variety of hot and cold drinks as well as breakfast and snacks, television rooms, a flight information panel, a place to leave luggage securely, a laundry service, and the latest newspapers and magazines.

Qualified passengers need only show their boarding passes to enter the lounge, and will pay nothing to use these services.

In addition, this space has a total of 22, 18 m² rooms equipped with all sorts of services, which Iberia customers can hire with discounts.

The lounge was designed by GIS Trade Center, the company that manages VIP lounges and business centres at Barcelona’s El Prat airport and the Premium lounge at Madrid-Barajas.

About Iberia: Iberia operates to more than 90 destinations in some 36 countries. It is market leader on routes between Europe and Latin America, offering easy and convenient connections at its hub of Madrid Barajas T4. Together with its subsidiary airline Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 600 flights a day with a fleet of more than 132 aircraft. Iberia is member of the oneworld alliance that offers more than 8,400 daily flights to about 680 destinations in 134 countries. For more information, please visit http://grupo.iberia.es

 

Rob is editor of Business Travel Destinations. He reviews international destinations for meetings and events -- where business travelers go, the hotels where they stay and their lifestyle preferences on the road. Rob was previously the event planning guide for About.com (owned by The New York Times Company) from 2007 - 2011. His articles also appear in business travel publications and travel sites internationally.

7 comments

  1. jojo

    my sister arrives at 10AM on Iberia biz class from South America with my brother. i dont get into Barajas until 7pm and then we have a forward flight to Marrakech in the evening around 9pm. I was wondering what are the access rules for both the arrivals and departure lounge for Iberia. I don’t think i would have much time as the layover is app. 2hours, but my siblings need a place to hang out for almost 12 hours. Can they bring guest? will they be able to use the departure lounge even though our flights are not with Iberia, but their arrval flight is Iberia? or will they only have access to the arrivals lounge?

  2. Paul Gizara

    Does Iberia sell day passes to the T4 Lounge? I’m flying USAirways Business Class from Philadelphia and transferring to Air Nostrun for onward flight to San Sebastian.

    1. Rob Hard

      Hi Paul, unfortunately, Iberia does not sell day passes. If you are flying business class on Air Nostrun, then you will be able to use the lounge because the lounge is for outbound flights.

      San Sebastian is a wonderful spot. I hope you enjoy it. Check out our San Sebastian travel review, and share your experience with us on that page! Salud.

      1. Pablo

        Hi Rob, Premium Traveller.com seem to be selling Air Lounge passes for T4 for €25.50. Is it worth it?

  3. Elisabetta

    I will be arriving at 10:00AM in MAD from DFW after an AA flight with a business class ticket. I am also an AA Platinum (sapphire) member. I have booked a separate flight with Iberia (economy class ticket) that will depart at 19:50. Given my long wait in the Madrid airport, what are my best lounge options? Do I qualify for the arrivals lounge?

    1. Rob Hard

      Good question. I would recommend going to the Iberia lounge (there are three in T4) and presenting both your business class ticket on AA and your AA Platinum membership information (your Iberia economy ticket will not be enough). The Iberia lounge reception desk will let you know if you qualify.

      As a oneworld Sapphire FF member, you should be allowed to use any oneworld VIP lounge around the world, including Iberia’s lounges at Madrid airport if you are flying on the same day with any oneworld carrier from that airport. You should not be charged. This is the case even if you are in Tourist class on Iberia, you will be able to wait for her flight in Iberia’s lounge. However, if you are flying with Vueling with an Iberia flight number, you won’t be allowed to access the lounge.

      The airport also has some nice duty free shopping and some restaurants. Let us know if you get in and how you spent the time. And tell us how you enjoy your time in Spain!

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