Definition: A space used for rest and relaxation that is restricted to a specific group of people, unit, or area.
Description: A lounge facility is typically equipped with upholstered furniture, draperies, and carpeting, and may include vending machines. A non-public lounge differs from an office area or break room (see Office Service-315) by virtue of its rest and relaxation function. Such a space may have vending machines even though the primary use of the space is rest, relaxation, or informal socializing, not eating.
Limitations: A lounge facility is distinguished from a Conference Room (350) and a Meeting Room (680), both of which are intended for formal meetings, by its more informal function of rest, relaxation, or casual interaction.