Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders and Priority Pass members are in for a treat. The first Chase Sapphire Lounge opened end of October at the Hong Kong airport. And the new lounge is one of the many benefits Chase cardholders can experience on their travels.
The First Chase Airport Lounge Opens
Last year Chase announced their plans to open branded airport lounges, and now, the first one is finally in business. The Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club opened at the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 on October 25, 2022. The recently opened Chase Sapphire Lounge is the first of its kind. However, Chase has confirmed its plans for nine branded lounges in total. Most of which will launch next year in 2023, and only seven have confirmed locations:
- Hong Kong — Terminal 1 (open October 25, 2022)
- New York-LaGuardia — Terminal B
- Boston — Terminal B to C connector
- San Diego (SAN) — Terminal 2 West
- Phoenix (PHX) — Terminal 4 South 1
- Las Vegas (LAS) — Terminal 1 C Gates
- Washington Dulles — Terminal A
The Chase Sapphire Lounge amenities include craft cocktails, seasonal dining, and comfortable spaces for resting and working. The lounges promise authentic, regionally inspired food and drinks, art, entertainment, and wellness. The Hong Kong Chase Sapphire Lounge is a perfect example demonstrating its upscale amenities, such as the following:
|Chase Sapphire Lounge Amenities|
|Locally curated menus and art||Spaces for relaxing and working||Fresh and seasonal dining options||Signature cocktails, local beer, and a curated wine list|
|Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi||An in-lounge digital experience for food and beverage orders, as well as access to media and entertainment||Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options and complimentary refreshments (soft drinks and alcoholic drinks)||Admission via a quick, contactless scan|
The Hong Kong lounge location is 11,948 square feet and accessible through Terminal 1 in the West Hall of International Departures. However, if you’re departing from the East Hall, you can access the lounge by shuttle or a 10-to-15-minute walk. The lounge hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, with a promise for longer hours on a future date.
Who Gets Access To The Chase Sapphire Lounges?
Access to the Chase Sapphire Lounges is not limited to Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders, although it is an exciting new benefit in addition to Priority Pass™ Select access. Priority Pass members will also have access to Chase Sapphire Lounges. Priority Pass membership is offered, by other well-known travel credit cards, such as the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express. In addition to the Chase Sapphire Lounge access, the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card has other benefits and features. Cardholders also get access to Priority Pass™ Select, a $300 annual travel credit, various travel insurances, and more – all for a $550 annual fee.
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