Delta’s global expansion in Seattle has been huge – we’ve seen the airline add many domestic and international flights out of the city within the past few years. Seattle is Delta’s Global Hub. With over 130 departures daily, Delta currently operates flights out of concourses A, B, and S at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the media preview event at Delta’s new, $24-million Sky Club which is officially open as of today to passengers. The even lasted from 14:00 until 18:00, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony being around 15:30. The wonderful event included tastings from Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, award-winning chef Ethan Stowell, Starbucks baristas, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, live music, complimentary spa treatments, and much more.
At 21k sq. ft., Delta’s new Seattle Sky Club is one of the largest Sky Clubs that Delta has ever created – and it’s simply stunning. The lounge features a very international-inspired design, while maintaining key icons from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The new Sky Club is conveniently located between Concourse A and B, features floor-to-ceiling windows (with features similar to those of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner), and provides passengers gorgeous views of the tarmac and Mount Rainier.
Some of the many amenities of the new lounge include a spa, showers, multiple art galleries, personalised flight assistance, complimentary food items from local chefs, freshly prepared Starbucks coffee, and a bar with a wide selection of alcohol (both local and international).
I invited a friend along for the event and we both had a blast. We were able to speak to multiple people, including those directly associated with Delta Air Lines, such as Anthony Black. Everyone was buzzing about the new lounge because it is simply stunningly gorgeous. The upper level features seating areas for many passengers and an art gallery. The lower level is huge and includes most of the main amenities – a food buffet, bar, spa, showers, bathrooms, and of course different types of seating areas. The lounge can accommodate a bit over 400 passengers at a time.
I’m very excited to have been one of the first to see Delta’s latest creation. The lounge is spectacular and I can definitely see myself enjoying the amenities it provides before my flight. I plan to access the lounge using my American Express Platinum Card (when flying Delta), though I would consider purchasing a Delta Sky Club membership to be able to access the lounge anytime, regardless of the airline I’m flying with.
While I realise I probably won’t be able to write a full review until I experience the lounge as a “passenger”, here are a few photos from the event, which I hope you enjoy:
Did you see any substantial protein in the regular buffet offerings? Or is it just mac and cheese plus the veggies / salads?
And did you figure out what the complimentary wines are?
The food selection is better than your average Sky Club, in my opinion. Hot soups and other warm food items are available. I think the wine they had at the event was different and of higher quality than the wine they will be serving.