New Chase Sapphire Lounge Coming To Washington Dulles

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.

The latest lounge to be disclosed is at Washington Dulles where Capital One is also building a lounge.

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.

Key details:

  • 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.

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  1. The Cap1 lounge will be 9100 square feet.

    All these lounges are in A/B which is all well and good (IAD must have one of the largest locations for Priority Pass lounge) but the main operator at Dulles is United which is in the crappy C/D terminals. And even their operations in Terminal A are far off in the commuter part of the terminal.

  2. More choice is better. Small changes, one brick at a time. Maybe in ten years they’ll cover all the bases.

  3. Good if you are flying out of A/B or have lots of time, though there are already PP lounges there. C/D is the problem with United flying out of there and crowded UCs, unless you are in international J, as the Polaris lounge is fantastic.

    I see the construction signs up in DCA for both a Centurion and a new, larger Admirals club. Look forward to those.

  4. Another lounge-heavy airport getting another lounge. The C1 lounge is planned for there as well as mentioned above.

    I will do unspeakable things just to get one non-airline lounge at ORD.

  5. I can’t imagine where it is going to go in A unless one of the existing lounges is going to be closed.

  6. Is that the old Etihad lounge space, maybe? I recall it being smallish but on two levels, as described here. Might also explain the inclusion of a prayer room. The EY lounge hasn’t been open for years afaik.

  7. Just another overcrowded experience waiting to happen. And I have four Chase cards and big fan of their products. But lounges are so passé. Experienced travelers like me (+6MM BIS miles) prefer to find a (relatively) quiet spot at a non-active gate rather than bump elbows fighting over the hard boiled eggs and oatmeal in a lounge.

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