Capital One Plans To Open Lounges at 3 Airports [DFW, DEN & IAD]

Capital One Lounge DFW Reception

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Airport lounge access is easily one of the most enjoyed credit card perks for points and miles enthusiasts. While there are many airport lounge networks like Priority Pass, or airline-specific lounge networks like Delta Sky Club, to date only 1 credit card issuer has created its own lounge network. We’re, of course, referring to American Express and its Centurion Lounge network offered to specific cardholders, like those who have The Platinum Card® from American Express.

Now, Capital One is looking to change that by offering 3 new lounge locations of its own, with all 3 slated to open by mid-2022.

New Capital One Lounges

Thus far, Capital One has announced plans to open 3 of its first airport lounges locations. Here is what we know so far:

Capital One Lounge Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Capital One Lounge DFW Cafe Rendering
Rendering of Capital One Lounge cafe at DFW. Image Credit: Capital One

Capital One’s DFW lounge is expected to be the credit issuers’ first lounge location and should be open by fall 2021. The lounge will be located in DFW’s Terminal D, and it will be 10,000 square feet. Capital One says the lounge will feature amenities like a restaurant-quality in-lounge dining experience, a coffee bar, a cycling and yoga room, relaxation rooms, and a shower suite.

Capital One Lounge Denver International Airport (DEN)

Capital One Lounge DEN Bar and Lounge
Denver Capital One Lounge bar area. Image Credit: Capital One

The Denver Capital One Lounge is expected to open at some point in 2022. The lounge will be located in Concourse A and will be Capital One’s largest lounge at 11,200 square feet. The lounge should largely offer the same amenities as the DFW location, including the restaurant-quality dining and shower suites.

Capital One Lounge Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Lastly, the Capital One Lounge at IAD is expected to open in the summer of 2022 and will be 9,100 square feet in size. Amenity-wise, the IAD Capital One Lounge should offer similar amenities to both the DFW and DEN lounges.

How To Access Capital One Lounges

So the lounges sound fantastic from an amenities perspective, and the renderings certainly look quite nice, but the big question here is: how does one get access to these Capital One lounges?

Unfortunately, at this point, we do not know for certain as Capital One has yet to announced what the entry requirements will be. Some expect that cardholders of Capital One cards like the Capital One® Venture® Rewards card will receive access to these lounges, while others have postulated that Capital One will launch its own ultra-premium credit card offering to compete with the likes of the Amex Platinum card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. But this is all just speculation at this point, so we will just have to wait and see.

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Final Thoughts

Overall, the forthcoming Capital One lounges look and sound pretty impressive! It will be interesting to see how things develop as the lounges are being completed over the next 3 to 12 months in terms of whether or not Capital One will announce any other new lounge locations, along with what the requirements for entry will be.

The information regarding the Capital One® Venture® Rewards card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

Jarrod West

About Jarrod West

Jarrod first became fascinated with the world of points and miles as the perfect way to visit dream destinations without breaking the bank. On his first major award trip, he spent 3 months traveling through Europe, financed nearly entirely with points; while flying in premium cabins and staying in 5-star hotels along the way. Now, he is on a mission to help others realize their travel goals and upgrade their travel experiences. Jarrod has been writing about credit cards and travel loyalty programs for 4 years, and his work has been featured by Travel and Leisure, Matador Network, Yahoo Finance, and U.S. News.

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