NY-LON Lounge Bar at The O2 celebrated its one year anniversary in style last Thursday night, 29th September, with an exclusive VIP event #NYLONat1 following a successful 12 months of events, meetings, cocktail master classes and festive parties, all with a first class customer experience.

Launched last year by Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, the official airline partners of The O2, and in partnership with official caterers Levy Restaurants UK, NY-LON is a celebration of the airlines’ most important travel route, New York-London. In its first year NY-LON hosted 120 exclusive events and parties, from brainstorming sessions in the private meeting room to the official after party for Mariah Carey, the venue has firmly established itself as a pre- and post-gig destination.

“NY-LON has gone from strength to strength as guests enjoy a flavour of the hospitality Delta and Virgin Atlantic offer in-flight on the ground here at The O2,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s senior vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The lounge bar has a contemporary feel and whether you’re meeting for after work drinks or hosting a big party, NY-LON is very much the place to kick-back and relax and enjoy a night out.”

Party-goers celebrating the first birthday had the opportunity to experience canapés from the MIDAS award-winning menu, presented for menu innovation, which pays homage to favourite British and American dishes. These included Brixham crab with celeriac remoulade and spiked pear; London cured smoked salmon with potato scones with lemon jelly; and Lobster bisque and chive foam – a sneak peek of the forthcoming Christmas party menu.

Guests also got to experience the bar’s new signature cocktail, Venturer, made by NY-LON’s very own in-house mixologist Massimiliano Bua. Created especially for the birthday celebrations, the cocktail will be available from the bar, for just £6 throughout October 2016.

“NY-LON was designed to reflect our trans-Atlantic route network and thanks to its innovative design, bespoke cocktails and international cuisine, it’s certainly done just that,” commented Debbie Hulme, VP Customer Experience at Virgin Atlantic.

Whether hosting an intimate pre or post-gig get-together, a champagne reception, business meeting, a party or an exclusive VIP event, NY-LON can accommodate up to 300 guests. Additionally, NY-LON’s exclusive private room, accessed through its own secret door, offers guests an intimate space to meet, drink and enjoy the renowned hospitality.

The Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines joint venture partnership launched in 2014, creating an expanded trans-Atlantic route network, enhancing competition between the U.K. and North America and providing seamless onward connections. The partnership provides ten flights a day between London Heathrow and New York – with nine to New York-JFK and two to Newark.

For more booking information for parties big or small, as well as all of the latest updates from NY-LON please visit the website www.ny-lon.london or follow on social media @NYLONatTheO2 #NYLONat1