Delta’s New Sky Lounge

Exclusive first look at Delta’s largest, brand-new Sky Club in Salt Lake City


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Delta flyers passing through Salt Lake City may not want to leave the airport.

The Salt Lake City airport (SLC), along with Delta, opened a brand-new canyon-inspired terminal todaythat’s sure to mesmerize passengers. And while the terminal is itself is a massive improvement compared to the one it replaces, perhaps the most impressive transformation can be seen at the new Sky Club.

In fact, with today’s grand opening, the more-than 28,000 square foot Salt Lake City Sky Club instantly becomes Delta’s flagship lounge and its largest. Boasting sweeping views of the airfield and the nearby Wasatch Range — and featuring bespoke furnishings — there’s so much to love about the new space.

Delta’s senior vice president of airport customer service and cargo, Eric Phillips said it best. “The club can be a destination in and of itself. That was the vision: to make Delta Sky Clubs a reason to fly Delta,” Phillips told TPG in an exclusive interview.

Indeed, with the one-of-a-kind SLC Sky Club, Delta created a destination inside the new airport. TPG got an exclusive preview of the new space. Read on for our take on why you may not want to leave the airport.

Location

A flagship lounge deserves prime placement at the airport. And that’s exactly where you’ll find the new SLC Sky Club.

As you clear security, you’ll pass through the massive hallway dubbed “The Canyon.” This is the terminal’s main artery, and it’ll be right in the middle of Concourse A once the second half of the redevelopment project is complete — possibly as soon as 2022.

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As you pass through “The Canyon,” you’ll catch a first glimpse of the upper-level of the Sky Club. Once you turn right, you’ll immediately see signs for the Sky Club.

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The entrance is hard to miss. Once you enter, there are two receptionists to help check you in.

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However, to reduce touchpoints and increase efficiency, there are also four self-serve kiosks to scan your barcode and then enter the lounge.

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The lobby level is also where you’ll first notice pieces from the lounge’s thoughtful artwork collection.

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But don’t snap pics just yet, it only gets better once you ascend the escalator.

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Layout

Once you reach the upper level, you’ll find the help desk staffed by four representatives, along with some reading materials and flight information boards.

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As you turn left, you’ll enter into the lounge itself. (Cue the ooh and ah.)

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The first thing you’ll notice is the first of two marble-clad bars with backlit lighting.

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To your right is one of the lounge’s many seating areas.

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In total, there’s seating for more than 340 during the pandemic. That will grow to more than 600 in a post-social distancing era, hopefully helping to alleviate overcrowding once travel demand returns following the pandemic.

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As you continue walking towards the bar, the lounge splits into two sections. To the left of the bar is the main cafe and dining area, as well as a buffet and beverage station.

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There are plenty of seating options here — ranging from high-tops to benches to individual tables.

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Once you hit the end of the lounge, the space splits into three distinct relaxation areas. All offer sweeping views of the brand-new terminal.

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The first section houses the lounge’s 360-degree fireplace.

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It’s double-paned with an air vent in between the two panels, designed to ensure the exterior never gets too hot.

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You’ll find plenty of seating here, all designed to match the natural hues of the nearby mountain ranges.

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The middle section is dedicated to a coworking table and some standalone chairs.

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The third section has a mixture of workstations and recliners.

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You’ll even find individual desks with sliding tables and footrests. These desks first debuted in the Seattle Sky Club and “after listening to guest feedback, we’ll see them in other clubs moving forward too,” Claude Roussel, managing director of Sky Clubs, told TPG during our tour.

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As you return to the lounge entrance, you’ll find plenty more seating arranged in a plethora of configurations.

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Then, you’ll pass through the lounge’s second bar, along with the second buffet before getting to the second main seating area.

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There are a bunch of two-top tables here, as well as more traditional seating, individual workstations and coworking tables.

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