Airport Lounge Development (ALD) has opened its new shared-use lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Terminal D, near gate 25.
The premium lounge is available to members of Priority Pass. The 2,528ft² (235m²) Club DFW is divided into five zones, including a privacy zone, where guests can conduct private conference calls or Skype friends or family in the privacy room or in one of ALD’s privacy chairs.
There will also be a replenish zone that features comfortable seating, a hot and cold buffet, all-day snack items and complimentary cocktails; a productivity zone with power points, computers and printers; and a relax zone with ultra-comfortable seating. There is also a refresh zone that includes a restroom, private shower facility, and soaps and lotions.
Nancy Knipp, senior vice president of ALD, said, “We are delighted to continue to support DFW in its vision to transform the travel experience for customers traveling through the airport. The traveler demand for a shared-use lounge experience continues to grow.
“The dedicated Club DFW lounge will be a welcome addition for the increasing number of travelers who seek our shared-use lounge experience, and we look forward to working with DFW to further expand its lounge offering.”
The Club DFW features the designs of local architect Greg Ibanez and professional photographs by Dallas locals Jeff Auvenshine and Holland Gross. In addition, ALD’s new beverage program offers cocktails and a local beers list developed by ALD’s exclusive lounge partner Kathy Casey, and a hydration station offers non-alcoholic drinks.
ALD also actively engages in a ‘give back’ program that supports local and global community charitable organizations. The Club coffee and tea program contributes 5-10 cents per pound purchased to the Sodexo Foundation, a non-profit organization helping some of the 36 million people at risk of hunger in the USA. The ‘Pinot with a Purpose – Chardonnay for a Cause’ wine program benefits organizations that range from educating women on the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer to providing meals to children in need.
The Club DFW also gives back to the environment with a 100% no plastic bar, which removes all plastic drink stirrers and straws, replacing them with natural bamboo and compostable products.
Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW Airport, commented, “DFW values our longstanding partnership with ALD to offer travelers world-class amenities to enjoy during their time at the airport with the options they need and want. Priority Pass members will be excited to have a dedicated space to rest, relax or connect before their flight.”
The Club DFW is open daily from 4am to 10:30pm and serves all Skylink passengers who have cleared TSA access in any terminal. Passengers can visit the lounge by purchasing a day pass online or at the lounge for US$40. The Club DFW also welcomes members of Priority Pass, LoungeKey, Lounge Club, Diners Club International and AAA Members Discount Program.