Last updated: 05:00 PM ET, Thu April 02 2015

Seattle Airport Welcomes New Shared-Use Lounges

Airlines & Airports | Patrick Clarke | April 02, 2015

Seattle Airport Welcomes New Shared-Use Lounges

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The Emerald City just got a little more comfortable. 

Airport Lounge Development has unveiled its two newest "The Club" lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this week, the company announced

Opened on Wednesday in Concourse A and in the south satellite next to Gate S9, the two lounges, which each boast more than 4,000 square feet of space, are open to any and all paying customers for roughly eight hours a day. 

Priority Pass, Priority Pass Select and Lounge Club members can enter via their existing memberships, while non-members can purchase a day pass either online or in the club.

"We are excited to partner with ALD to bring their network and experience with lounge management at airports across the U.S. to serve and accommodate our airport's growing passenger levels," said Susan Goodspeed, passenger experience program manager at Sea-Tac Airport. 

"Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for both leisure and business travelers." 

ALD senior vice president Nancy Knipp elaborated on Goodspeed's statement, pointing out that "Seattle-Tacoma International airport experienced its fourth straight year seeing a record number of passengers. With more than 37 million passengers flying to and through SEA-TAC annually, it is an ideal location for ALD to expand our network of airport lounges."

"International airlines with limited flights to an airport generally are not in a position to invest in building their own lounge," added Knipp. "ALD's shared-use clubs will provide a tailored lounge product for these airlines to offer a sanctuary from the concourse to their valued premium and elite customers."

With access to many existing airline lounges being tied to membership status and class of service, The Club brand is designed to make it easier for air travelers to relax or get work done while they await their next flight.

Access to The Club at Sea-Tac starts at just $35 and provides passengers with a variety of amenities.

"We price our day passes at a very reasonable level that has appeal to a broad audience of travelers," said Knipp via USA Today. "A traveler who purchases a day pass to The Club at SEA, or any of our Club network, has access to a variety of free snacks and beverages, including premium brand beer, wine and spirits, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, business and work areas, quiet areas, and a variety of social setting areas."

The two new lounges at Sea-Tac join more than half of a dozen exisiting ALD clubs in Cincinnati, Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, San Jose, Atlanta and Phoenix. 

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