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Lufthansa’s Senator Lounge in Washington-Dulles is located above the Lufthansa Business Lounge; both lounges share the same entrance. While Lufthansa’s Business Lounge is meant for Star Alliance Business Class passengers and Miles & More Frequent Travellers, the Lufthansa Senator Lounge welcomes Star Alliance First Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold members. The Lufthansa Senator Lounge Washington Dulles is located in the Midfield Terminal, Concourse B, near the Lufthansa departure gates B49 – B51 and is open Tuesday – Friday and Sunday 08:20 – 21:30; Monday and Saturday 08:20 – 17:30. The Senator Lounge features the following amenities:

  • Non smoking lounge
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Office units
  • Wireless network
  • TV
  • Local magazines and newspapers
  • International magazines and newspapers
  • German magazines and newspapers

The amenities are virtually identical to the Business Lounge, however the Business Lounge has showers and the Senator Lounge does not. So those wishing to use the shower rooms, must make their way down to the Business Lounge.

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Washington

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Washington

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Washington

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Washington

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Washington

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Washington

Lufthansa’s Senator Lounge features more comfortable seating areas than the Business Lounge and the Senator Lounge’s design and overall look is significantly nicer than the older Business Lounge. While this lounge isn’t up to the standards of Frankfurt’s Senator Lounges, it still overall is a nice lounge that provides a variety of different food options and amenities to passengers.

The Senator Lounge bar consists of more or less the same alcoholic drinks as found in the Business Lounge. However the Senator Lounge features less seating areas than the Business Lounge – most notably, doesn’t feature the same “restaurant-style” seating. A separate area for Lufthansa First Class passengers and HON Circle Members is available, just to make you feel extra special. A variety of catalogues in German and English are available as well.

The Senator Lounge furniture is a slight upgrade over the Business Lounge, but still not the most modern in the world. While the Business Lounge is starting to show its age, the Senator Lounge is still holding up well and is overall very well maintained and clean. The lounge features a large seating area with plenty of comfortable chairs and then another area in the front with the food buffet, bar, and drink area. The special First Class section is also located near the front of the lounge.

LH Senator Lounge IAD Seating

LH Senator Lounge IAD Seating

LH Senator Lounge IAD Seating

LH Senator Lounge IAD Seating

The food buffet consists of more warm food choices than the Business Lounge, while the cold food items are very similar. The food consists of sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, salads, bread, snacks, and more. Warm food choices include soup, pasta, meat, vegetables, etc. Drinks include water, juice, soda, tea, coffee, etc. Alcoholic drinks found at the bar consist of beer, wine, champagne, and other spirits.

LH Senator Lounge IAD Food Area

LH Senator Lounge IAD Food Area

LH Senator Lounge IAD Food Area

LH Senator Lounge IAD Food Area

LH Senator Lounge IAD Bathroom

LH Senator Lounge IAD Bathroom

Lufthansa’s Senator Lounge in Washington-Dulles is overall a nice relaxing area for travellers and they’re able to relax, work, eat, and drink. The Senator Lounge is definitely nicer than the Business Lounge and features upgraded furniture and more food choices – otherwise both lounges are similar. The Senator Lounge’s main advantage is the amount of natural light due to the large windows which overlook the tarmac. Because Lufthansa’s gates are visible from the lounge, chances are you’ll spot a Lufthansa aircraft during peak hours.

All in all, the two Lufthansa lounges are definitely a plus because they’re accessible by all premium Star Alliance passengers – even those travelling domestically. The lounges feature comfortable seating, good food options, drinks, showers, and more. An added plus is that the staff are super friendly and very welcoming, something you necessarily wouldn’t see at the United Clubs. If you have a longer layover in Dulles, it is definitely worth visiting the Lufthansa lounges.


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