Capital One The Ned
The Ned at NoMad, part of the Capital One Premier Collection

I’m pretty impressed with the direction Capital One is going lately. I still haven’t see their DFW lounge, but I only hear phenomenal things.

Today, they announced two new products, mostly aimed at Venture X cardmembers.

Capital One Premier Collection

The first is a very set of premium hotels with premium benefits only for Venture X cardholders booking via Capital One Travel. If you are familiar with Amex’s FHR / Hotel Collection offering, you’ll have a good idea of what this is. Like Amex, you need Capital One’s highest end card (though with a MUCH lower annual fee) to take advantage and the benefits are good, not to mention this is an even better way to use that $300 annual travel credit on the Venture X. The new offering, which has not yet launched, is called The Premier Collection.

The add-ons you’ll get when booking the Premier Collection are listed as:

  • A $100 USD experience credit (or the local equivalent) to use on dining, spa, and other activities during their stay
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Additional premium benefits when available, including early check-in, late checkout, a room upgrade, and more

This should be a great addition to the Travel Portal.

Capital One Landing

Next, they are announcing the launch of Capital One Landing, a new part of the Capital One airport lounge network.

I’ll copy and paste from their press release as I don’t have a better way to describe it and I haven’t seen it: “a completely new alternative to the traditional airport lounge focused on bringing elevated dining to metropolitan airports where shorter stays are the norm. To help bring this concept to life, we are partnering with the award-winning José Andrés Group to help develop a culinary-focused concept that offers amazing food and beverage for travelers in the heart of the terminal. Capital One Landing will be initially debuting at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B (LGA).”

Chef Jose Andres
Chef Jose Andres

With LGA as one of my home airports, I’ll certainly be on the look out for this! Sounds great.

You’ll be able to access this with your Venture X, of course, including two guests.

Otherwise, Capital One Venture & Capital One Spark Miles for Business cardholders receive 2 complimentary visits towards their account per calendar year, with additional visits priced at $45. If you want a guest, you’d be using both of the two complimentary visits.

Capital One Venture X
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