Las Vegas Is Next: A Comprehensive Guide to Capital One Airport Lounges

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with the latest information, including lounge access requirements.


We knew there would be more Capital One Lounges, but the locations remained under wraps. We now know that the fourth lounge will be located at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS).

The first Capital One Lounge opened at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in November 2021. TPG got its first look at the impressive 10,000-square-foot space.

Other upcoming lounge locations promise a variety of premium amenities, from restaurant-quality dining to walk-in shower suites, wellness rooms, and yes, even Peloton bikes. Unfortunately, the opening dates for other Capital One Lounge locations have been pushed back, and it looks like we won’t see the next lounge open its doors until early 2023.

For nearly a decade, Amex owned and operated Centurion Lounges have dominated the co-branded card airport lounge space. That is now rapidly changing. So here’s everything we know about Capital One’s lounge plans, including who has access and what to expect inside.

Capital One Lounge Arrives in Las Vegas

Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) will have a Capital One Lounge, although an opening date is not yet known. This information comes from public documents for the approval of the lease in early November 2022, and the details were confirmed by a Capital One spokesperson.

The hall will be 7,857 square feet in size and will be located on Concourse D near the rotunda. This will be Capital One’s fourth lounge and is the second attempt to secure a lounge in Las Vegas. Capital One’s earlier bid for space at the LAS airport did not work, as the space was awarded to the Chase Sapphire Lounge.

This location of the lounge “will offer premium amenities that will provide visitors with a superior travel experience from the moment they walk through the door,” according to the same spokesperson. “We will release more details about our new Capital One Lounge at LAS as we get closer to opening.”

Who has access to Capital One lounges?

The $395 per year Capital One Venture X Rewards credit card is the primary way most travelers can access the Capital One Lounge. However, this card is not the only way to gain access.

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Access

Venture X cardholders get unlimited access to Capital One Lounges for primary cardholders and their authorized users, plus complimentary admission for up to two guests per visit (children under two are free). Additional guests are $45 each. These guest policies are pretty generous, especially when you consider that Amex will start charging $50 for most Centurion Lounge guests who walk in with a cardholder starting in 2023.

Related: 6 Things To Do When You Get Capital One Venture X

You can also get unlimited access to Capital One Lounges with the Spark Travel Elite Card, which is a Capital One business card. It has an annual fee of $395 and provides the same access privileges as the Venture X above.

Spark Travel Elite card information has been compiled independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Not planning on getting the Venture X or Spark Travel Elite cards? Cardholders with a Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card either Capital One Spark Miles for Businesses – cards that have an annual fee of $95 ($0 introductory annual fee for the first year with the Spark Miles card): receive two complimentary visits per year and will have access to a special entrance fee of $45 per visit after that. Pricing for guests of Venture and Spark Miles cardholders is also $45 per visit.

Finally, Capital One Lounge will also be open to any travelers outside of those groups who want to pay a higher entry fee of $65 per person.

other rules

All visitors to the Capital One Lounge must present a boarding pass for a departing flight. This includes access up to three hours before flight departure or a connecting flight the same day. Guests may not enter with boarding passes for arriving flights that do not have a onward connection.

Capital One Lounge Dallas (DFW)

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Location

Capital One goes head-to-head with American Express’ Centurion Lounge with its approximately 10,000-square-foot DFW location in Terminal D near Gate 22. In fact, it’s in the same terminal, just steps from the Amex lounge. .

Related: A full first look at the first Capital One Lounge in Dallas (DFW)

Design

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Capital One promises a design and guest experience that celebrates the Dallas-Fort Worth region, including partnerships with area artists, breweries, coffee roasters and cocktail bars.

When creating her first salon, the focus was on eco-friendly materials, unique textures, and eye-catching effects like curved surfaces. That includes more than 55 original works of art by local artists curated by the Tappan Collective. A wide range of original works are on display, with diverse perspectives and media. Capital One says the show will “give travelers the opportunity to experience the region through its art.”

Where are Capital One lounges located?

While Dallas-Fort Worth is the only location currently open, there are three other Capital One Lounge locations in the pipeline.

Capital One originally had salons scheduled to open in 2022 in Denver (DEN) and Washington-Dulles (IAD). However, this page on the issuer’s website indicates that these two Capital One Lounge locations are now pushed back to 2023.

Related: Living up to the hype: Our review of the world’s first Capital One Lounge at DFW

More announcements are expected in the future as Capital One gets serious about its salon ambitions. As more salon locations become known, we will update the list and expected opening dates.

A rendering of the DEN bar area. COURTESY OF CAPITAL ONE.

Denver Hall (early 2023)

Denver’s Capital One Lounge (DEN) will be approximately 11,200 square feet and will be located in Concourse A on the Mezzanine. This location should open in the first half of 2023.

Washington-Dulles Hall (early 2023)

Washington Dulles (IAD) Capital One Lounge will be just past the TSA PreCheck security line in the main terminal. The Dulles salon should open in the first half of 2023.

Las Vegas Salon (date unknown)

Capital One Lounge Las Vegas (LAS) will be located on Concourse D. It will wrap around the rotunda and occupy 7,857 square feet. As of now, there is no estimated opening date for this location.

What is the food and drink like at Capital One Lounges?

All Capital One ballrooms will offer a premium dining experience in the ballroom with seasonal menus and regionally sourced ingredients.

At a lounge preview event in DFW, every dish we tried was top notch. The highlight was a bowl of beef bibimbap that had the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Speaking of sweet, the cannolis were deliciously crisp on the outside and sweet and decadent on the inside.

A ready-to-eat food station offers grab-and-go snacks including salads, fresh fruit, juice shots and rotating hot selections like breakfast sandwiches in the morning or cookies fresh from the oven in the afternoon.

For those who get a chance to sit back and relax before their flight, other catering highlights include craft cocktails on tap, local beers and regional wines, dining stations (with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options), and full service. of coffee. and La Colombe espresso bar.

Related: The best credit cards to access the VIP lounge at the airport

What wellness features are there at Capital One Lounges?

Wellness is a vital part of Capital One’s lounge strategy and differentiation. In fact, you can even get a full workout before your flight with Peloton bikes and a yoga room. Shower suites with luxury toiletries will also be available in each lounge.

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If something zen is more up your alley, there will be relaxation rooms, and these won’t just be comfortable chairs to sit on. There are state-of-the-art nap pods that have built-in audio for meditation and other conveniences. such as blankets, eye masks, and ear plugs.

Parents will appreciate the private nursing rooms, equipped with armchairs and footstools, bottle warmers and mini-fridges stocked with beverages, and extra counter space for diaper changing.

Capital One Landings: a different take on VIP lounges

While not actually Capital One Lounges, the new concept of Capital One Landings is worth mentioning. These will largely focus on delivering a superior dining experience.

Capital One Landings will partner with the highly acclaimed José Andrés Group to curate the food and beverage options at each location. Staying true to its culinary heritage, Landings locations will serve Spanish-style tapas.

Related: Capital One Unveils a New Airport Lounge Concept in NYC, DC

The first two landings will be located at two of the busiest airports in the northeastern US: New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia.

Bottom line

In recent years, American Express has transformed the lounge landscape with the launch of its own Centurion Lounges. Now Capital One is playing in this space, too, and Chase Sapphire salons are working to join the conversation. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Amex will have some stiff competition.

This is great news for all cardholders, especially those who value the benefits of travel. While Amex Centurion Lounges are exclusively accessible to select cardholders, such as The American Express Platinum Card® Y The American Express Business Platinum Card® — Capital One will give travelers more options to access its lounges, including the general public.

The primary vehicle to enter Capital One Lounges is the Adventure X, a card with an annual fee of $395. A business card with the same annual fee also gives access: Spark Travel Elite. In addition, cardholders with a Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card either Capital One Spark Miles for Businesses – cards that have an annual fee of $95 ($0 introductory annual fee for the first year with the Spark Miles card) – you receive two free visits per year. Walk-ins are also welcome, subject to availability, at $65 per visit.

Official link of the application: Capital One Venture X.
Official link of the application: Capital One Venture.
Official link of the application: Capital One Spark Miles for businesses.

Additional reporting by Ryan Smith.

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