It didn’t take long for the operators of The Club Pittsburgh International to recognise the need for more room.

“From 2017 to 2018, the original lounge space experienced a 50 per cent increase in guests. Each month we welcomed over 7,000 guests, a number that exceeded our expectations,” said Nancy Knipp, senior vice president of Airport Lounge Development (ALD), which runs independent, shared-use lounges accessible by Priority Pass members and others.

The recently reopened lounge has more than 100 seats and more floor space for ALD’s signature “zones” for relaxation and productivity. The latter includes community work space, ergonomic task chairs, and ample power and USB ports. The lounge also will have a privacy zone and a cellphone-free area.

The all-inclusive hot and cold buffet is the work of local chef Kate Romane, and the “Replenish Zone” will feature premium beer, wine, and spirits for mixing specialty cocktails.

“As we continue to see the demand for The Club lounge experience rise, we are excited to provide a larger, more enhanced location for Pittsburgh International Airport visitors looking to work or relax,” said Knipp.

ALD has recently opened other Club lounges at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport, with others planned for Charleston International Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Miami International Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and a second location at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.