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GTMS Celebrates Anniversary of Fort Lauderdale Lounge Opening

On November 2, Fort Worth based Gideon Toal Management Services (GTMS) celebrated the one-year anniversary of opening the Fort Lauderdale International Airport Escape Lounge. Staff, friends, and partners were on hand to commemorate an overwhelmingly successful first year of operation. This is one of four facilities that GTMS manages for Escape Lounges.

From the first week of opening, the lounge hosted record crowds. More and more travelers are gaining access to airport lounges, turning what were once small exclusive spaces for an elite few, into a must-have stop for millions of passengers.

The Escape Lounges brand provides a relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the terminal, with first-class facilities, locally sourced food and beverages, in-house chefs, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

GTMS President CEO, Alvin Brown was on hand for the celebration. In a statement he said, “One year ago, our company embarked on an exciting journey, opening the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Escape Lounge. Looking back at the past year, our success in exceeding projections serves as a testament to our collective efforts. With a continued dedication to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction, we are confident in our ability to achieve even greater milestones in the years to come.”

General Manager Laurie Perotti said, “Who ever said, big businesses start small, we exceeded expectations on day one and continue to grow and nurture our team and passengers every day. We are extremely grateful for all the support and enthusiasm from our partners. From being nominated Lounge of the year in 2023 to serving over 340,000 passengers. In 2024 our ceiling and visibility is unlimited. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity."

GTMS manages Escape Lounges at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Palm Beach International, Syracuse Hancock International, and John Glenn Columbus International airports. Escape Lounges are owned by CAVU.

GTMS operates airport lounges at 11 locations in 8 domestic U.S. airports including Dallas Fort Worth International, Orlando International, Las Vegas International and Fort Lauderdale International Airports and has earned eight prestigious aviation awards for exceptional customer service since 2014.


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