The new lounge at Washington Reagan National Airport’s (DCA) terminal E will open later this month as part of a revamp for the network of roughly 50 Admirals Club locations across the world. It brings with it a new appearance that will eventually decorate each Admirals Club of the airline.
The style of the lounge, created by Chicago-based DMAC Architecture & Interiors, displays a pretty stylish departure from the previous contemporary design of the majority of American-renovated clubs.
DMAC, which has previously prioritized projects in the hospitality industry, is working on its first aircraft lounge project. In order to accommodate various visitor interests, the redesign demonstrates noteworthy attention to detail and efficient use of space with a mix of residential and work areas.
The fact that many of the seats in the dining area have open spaces prevents food and trash from getting stuck in the creases and allows for easy sweeping away is another excellent design element. Nanotechnology is used in the fabrics selected to repel liquid stains. There are modest metal design borders on several of the lounge’s hard surfaces, including tables and side walls, to help prevent nicks and scrapes from passing bags.
This lounge’s VIP room, which is located directly beyond the front desk, is a distinctive feature. In this airport, officials, dignitaries, and perhaps the rare star are likely to use it since they need more privacy. The space is set up in a boardroom-style configuration with a TV and lounge furniture. For a modest charge, anyone can also rent it.
The Admirals Club at DCA, which will have a 14,500 square foot size and 236 seats, will be the airport’s largest lounge when the new design debuts. The two extra airport clubs will continue to operate and eventually change their appearance.
American’s Flagship Lounge, the premium lounge for international business and first class passengers, will not be included in this revamp because they are still a relatively new product, which sets them apart from the Admirals Club offering.