We’ve known for some time that Chase has plans for a network of Sapphire lounges, called the “Chase Sapphire Lounge” by The Club network of lounges. Those will also be part of Priority Pass.
However, they’ve just unveiled a new Sapphire Terrace concept, open only to Chase Sapphire Reserve card members. And I’m happy to see them move in that direction.
“The Terrace will be open exclusively to Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers and up to two guests, who can access the space by showing their Chase Sapphire Reserve card at the entrance. The Terrace will be open to Sapphire Reserve cardmembers starting at 10:30 a.m. CT on Monday, March 20. Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Sapphire Terrace will be an indoor-outdoor space in the airport that will provide travelers a place to relax, recharge and fuel up before flights with complimentary local beverages (like cider from Austin Eastciders and beer from (512) Brewing Company as well as non-alcoholic beverages), convenient grab-and-go bites, shuffleboard, a giveaway, and more. The Sapphire Terrace will also feature artwork from Austin artist and muralist Rex Hamilton that’s inspired by the vibrant colors and native flowers of Texas.”
Before this, they have also had Sapphire Reserve lounges at specific events, like at EEEEEATSCON in NY, but those were for a few days.
This new Terrace concept is different. As Chase specifically responded to my direct inquiry: “The Sapphire Terrace a multiyear experience available to Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers and up to two guests, without cost. It is not part of the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club network.“
I’d have loved to have checked it out during SXSW, but alas I will not be there this year.
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