Last year we learned that Chase would launch its own lounge network in conjunction with Airport Dimensions, which runs The Club lounges and shares a parent company with Priority Pass. Eight such lounges are reportedly under contract, but not all have been made public.
Contractor bid lists released last week by United Electric Supply and Shepherd Electric Supply show that construction work is pending for the new lounge, which the company refers to as Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club.
- The lounge will be 5200 square feet on the A concourse. That’s half the size of a standard Centurion lounge. The A concourse is also home to the Air France and Virgin Atlantic lounges, though all concourses are connected airside and the A concourse connected to the B side with the Lufthansa, Turkish, and British Airways lounges.
- It will include a 1,000 square foot bar/lounge, over 900 square foot dining room, 1,400 square-foot work area, family room, prayer room and kitchen. It will be two levels, seating 74 on the main level of the terminal and 44 upstairs.
Chase has plans for at least 9 airport lounges. In addition to Washington Dulles, these include:
- New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
- Boston Terminal B-C Connector
- San Diego Terminal 2 West
- Hong Kong Gate 40
- Phoenix Terminal 4 South
- Las Vegas Terminal C
We’re still waiting for the first Chase lounge to open in order to understand access rules and quality. Airport Dimensions isn’t known for high-end experiences, but Chase certainly won’t want to be outdone by American Express and Capital One. And even if there’s a Priority Pass tie-in, it’s certainly imaginable that this would exclude Priority Pass customers whose cards are issued by other banks.