Alaska Airlines unveiled a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport, boasting views of the city and runway and Bay Area-inspired amenities across its 9,200 square feet.
“After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to give our guests a place to work, relax, unwind and enjoy some of the best of what the Golden City has to offer when they travel through SFO on Alaska or a oneworld partner,” said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience, Alaska Airlines. “Hands down Alaska offers the single best value of any airport lounge membership in the country. Our eight lounges redefine the guest experience and offer a calm oasis for every type of traveler including kid-friendly spaces, peaceful nooks, local wine or beer and tasty, locally sourced bites.”
A number of welcoming experiences await travelers in the new lounge, like a full bar with complimentary Bay Area craft brews on tap, wines from local vineyards and a staffed espresso bar. A candy bar, including Ghirardelli chocolates, Jelly Belly jelly beans and travel-themed cookies from Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory, will satisfy travelers with a sweet tooth. Fresh meals at the bistro and a sourdough toast cart, with San Francisco’s famous sourdough from The Acme Bread Co., are just a few more of the culinary offerings.
A children’s play area is decked out with San Francisco Giants art, including the mascot Lou Seal. Other art in the lounge, like a gallery wall featuring art designed by local artists and curated by San Francisco-based Mint, evokes the Bay Area. “Offshore,” in the main space, is a reflection on climate change and water by American painter and printmaker Anne Neely, honoring Alaska Airlines’ commitment to environmental responsibility. The lounge was designed in partnership with William Duff Architects.
Centrally located in Terminal 2, the lounge also offers easy access to more than 18 other dining and retail outlets. Lounge access includes lounge members, those flying first class with Alaska Airlines or those purchasing a day pass. Membership is around 60 percent less than other airline lounge programs. Beginning Oct. 1, standard membership will start at $350 for elites and $450 for non-elites. Travelers receive 50 percent off a lounge day pass when paying with an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card.
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