For the longest time, American Express as a credit issuer has dominated the airport lounge experience for its cardholders via its Amex Centurion Lounges, and recently we received word that Capital One would be launching 3 airport lounges of its own for its cardholders.
Now, Chase is following suit by announcing 4 of the first airport locations for its own Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club network. Here is everything we know so far!
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Locations
So far, 4 upcoming Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club locations have been announced, with 3 locations in the U.S., and 1 in Hong Kong:
Here is what we know about the 4 lounge locations so far:
For the lounge at BOS, according to Massport board meeting documents, Chase was awarded a 12-year lease at BOS, and the lounge will have a $20.4 million capital investment with an expected build-out date in the first quarter of 2022. The 12,000 square foot lounge is expected to offer amenities like showers, a family room, a business lounge, and wellness areas.
The SAN lounge has an anticipated opening date of November 2023 and will be located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 2 between Gates 46 and 47. The 11,000-square-foot lounge will feature locally-inspired cuisine, but there is no word yet as to what amenities the lounge will offer.
Details for the lounge coming to HKG are sparse, but we do know that it is expected to open sometime in 2022, and will be located near Gate 40 in the West Hall of the International Departures area.
At this point, we do not have any details about the lounge in LGA, nor have we received word for when it is slated to open.
Who Will Have Access?
Chase is launching its Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club network in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, the group behind The Club family of lounges that Priority Pass members have access to. Further, we now know that any person with a Priority Pass membership will have access to Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club.
This is certainly the opposite approach to what American Express has taken by limiting access to its Centurion Lounges to those who hold The Platinum Card® from American Express. In this case, any person with a credit card that offers a Priority Pass membership upon enrollment will be able to access these lounges, including those with the following cards:
Ultimately, it is great to see that Chase is launching its own lounge network in order to stay competitive with the likes of American Express and Capital One. However, it does seem odd that they’ve chosen to offer access to all Priority Pass members, even those who might not even have a Chase credit card.
As for how nice these lounges will be, or details on when the other locations plan to open and what amenities they will offer, we will just have to wait and see!
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