American Airlines is redesigning its Admirals Club lounges across the US.
The new design will debut at Ronald Reagan Washington National airport this autumn, with lounges at Newark, Austin-Bergstrom and Denver airports “currently in the works” to feature the reimagined design.
The lounges will be redesigned by Chicago-based firm DMAC Architecture and Interiors, featuring references from the local landscapes and landmarks “that tell the story of each city”. On the sustainability side, there will be branded elements made of renewable American walnut in every lounge.
There is no timeframe as of yet for the entire US lounge network, but the airline says that it is a “multiyear project”.
Renderings of the design have been released, and customers can also experience it online via a virtual walkthrough.
Clarissa Sebastian, managing director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products, commented:
“The new Admirals Club interior design is inspired by our customers, who tell us that their favourite aspect of visiting our lounges is feeling like they’re coming home.
“This design is the culmination of a partnership between American and an award-winning architectural firm well known for their designs in the hospitality space. Each element was thoughtfully developed to create an environment of calm, with natural woods and open spaces, so our customers can relax and feel their best as they prepare for their flight.”
Dwayne MacEwen, founder and principal of DMAC Architecture and Interiors, added:
“Our focus in working with American is to create a meaningful environment for guests to experience the airline’s inspirational brand and airport lounge in a fresh, new way.
“Lounges will include a collection of thoughtfully designed memorable spaces, with opportunities for guests to engage, retreat and rejuvenate. The new design of the Admirals Club lounges offers a bespoke hospitality experience in which every detail is curated for guests to feel cared for at each touch point during their visit.”
American Airlines has approximately 50 Admirals Club lounges worldwide, including one at London Heathrow.
Customers can access the Admirals Club lounges through a membership, AAdvantage status or select cobranded credit card, or itinerary (the class of travel and airline partners). For more information on access, visit the website.