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Chase’s first U.S. airport lounge, announced nearly two years ago, is about to open in Boston. Opening day for the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club in Boston Logan’s Terminal B-C connector between gates B40 and B39 will be May 16.
This is a large space at 11,640 square feet – similar in size to many Centurion lounges, and larger than many The Club lounges, featuring:
- Boston chef Douglass Williams-curated made to order and pre-prepared foods along with a taproom featuring local craft beer (such as Downeast, Wormtown, and Castle Island), and coffee from local Atomic Coffee Roasters.
- Furniture arranged as “micro-living rooms” rather than institutional-style tables.
- Wellness rooms with nap pods; treatment rooms with massage chairs; family room; two shower rooms; ‘all-gender’ restroom with Apotheke products.
The lounge will be open 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. What’s especially unique is that they’ve now worked out lounge access rules and it’s a bit different than what we’ve expected.
- Chase Sapphire Reserve-issued Priority Pass cards get unlimited access with two guests, as usual.
- This is a Priority Pass lounge, it’s co-branded with The Club which is owned by the same company as Priority Pass’s parent, but doesn’t have standard Priority Pass access.
- Instead, those with a Priority Pass card other than via Sapphire Reserve can access a Sapphire Lounge by The Club location once per calendar year without a fee, and will be charged per-admittance after that. (And it’s once per year for all Sapphire Lounges once the rest open open, not once per lounge.) I have inquired whether other Priority Pass cards from Chase have access. Update: No surprise, I have confirmed that JP Morgan Reserve cardmembers receive access as well.
Chase has a space open in the Austin airport already but mostly an outdoor area with grab and go rather than a full lounge. And their first real airport lounge is in Hong Kong. But Boston is the first U.S. lounge.
As with Austin, where I received this tag, guests in the Boston lounge at opening will receive a custom luggage tag from Silvia López Chavez:
The artwork on the luggage tag is inspired by a map of Boston’s neighborhoods. The colorful patterns and textures depicted on the tag celebrate the diverse and rich backgrounds of the people living in Boston.
I can’t wait to check this out.