Alaska Airlines reopens renovated D Concourse Lounge in Seattle as part of an overall $30 million investment in upgrading their Lounges.
Alaska Airlines keeps showing their Lounges lots of love. Alaska Airlines has substantially increased the footprint of its Lounges and invested $30 million in improvements in the past five years. They remain focused on fresh upgrades and new amenities to make the spaces bigger and better than ever.
What’s New At The Concourse D Lounge
At their hometown airport in Seattle, their historically most popular D Concourse Lounge is set to reopen after a massive makeover lasting more than five months – the site’s first full renovation in nearly 20 years. It’s now on par with its newer N Concourse and C Concourse Lounges. It’s sure to receive rave reviews when service resumes on Wednesday, June 21:
- The newly revamped space has 50% more seating including our popular loungers on the mezzanine level for sitting back, relaxing and taking in terrific views.
- A new barista station is conveniently located on the first level so members and guests can grab a quick, hand-crafted espresso beverage or brewed coffee to go (a big request by travelers on their way to their gate), or they can simply hang out for a bit.
- There’s a better layout that’s easier to move through with a proper bar space to order complimentary craft brews, and West Coast wines and spirits.
- They’re also expanding our hot food options that are served throughout the day.
- The redesigned Lounge features artwork by influential Coast Salish artist and renowned advocate for cultural artists, Louie Gong (Nooksack). His unique style merges traditional Coast Salish art with influences from his mixed heritage and urban environment to create work that resonates widely across communities and cultures.
“We take tremendous pride in making sure each of our Lounges is a relaxed, calm escape for our members and guests – an oasis of good food and drink presented with the care we’re known for along with amazing views,” said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience at Alaska Airlines. “The revamped D Concourse Lounge in Seattle will be a huge hit with all those travelers who visit. We added thoughtful touches – from being able to quickly grab a delicious hand-crafted espresso beverage to more comfy chairs to relax in.”
More Lounge Improvements Are Coming
In addition to making substantial improvements at the D Concourse Lounge, Alaska also expanded its C Concourse Lounge in Seattle by 3,000 square feet and added 60 more seats. In Portland, they opened a new patio space at Concourse C Lounge along with an ‘express lounge’ at the newly renovated Concourse B. That’s a 60% increase in Lounge seating at both airports.There’s still more for Alaska to do in the years ahead. In San Francisco, they’re finalizing plans for a new lounge at Harvey Milk Terminal 1 as they move our operations to that part of the airport in 2024. The all-new Flagship Lounge for Portland – in the spirit of our award-winning Flagship Lounge at the N Concourse in Seattle – is currently scheduled to open in the 2025-26 timeframe with more than 10,000 square feet of space.
The lounge at Concourse D has certainly shown its age. This lounge was suffering from serious overcrowding so the additional seating spaces will deliver some welcome relief. At my home airport at PDX, there has been major airport construction that will continue for another two years. When it opens the new Alaska Lounge will be a flagship lounge of more than 10,000 square feet. Alaska Airlines Lounge and Lounge+ membership fees still remain lower than their competitors.