9 airports are getting Chase Sapphire Lounges, and you won’t necessarily need a Chase credit card to get in

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The entrance to the new Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club at Hong Kong airport with welcome desk and signage behind it.
The first-ever Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club is at Hong Kong International Airport.

  • Chase has begun opening new branded Chase Sapphire Lounges by The Club at select airports.
  • The first Chase Sapphire Lounge is at Hong Kong airport, Terminal 1, with others to follow in 2023.
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Priority Pass members will have access to the new lounges.
  • Read Insider’s guide to the best premium credit cards.

Chase announced plans to launch its own airport lounges when it made sweeping changes to the Chase Sapphire Reserve® card in 2021, and we’re finally seeing the first of them open. The Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club at Hong Kong airport (HKG) opens on October 25, and there are more to come in 2023.

In total, Chase has confirmed nine Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club locations, although two airports are yet to be revealed. For now, we know New York-LaGuardia (LGA) and Boston (BOS) are slated to open next, along with several other major US airports.

These lounges are opening in partnership with Airport Dimensions, a global lounge operator. And to get complimentary access, you’ll need a Chase Sapphire Reserve® card or Priority Pass membership. 

Here’s what to know if you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Chase Sapphire Lounges.

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Chase Sapphire airport lounges begin opening

While previously American Express led the way with its proprietary Centurion Lounges, credit card branded airport lounge options continue to grow. Capital One recently launched its own, with the first Capital One Lounge now open at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and more to follow at Denver (DEN) and Washington Dulles (IAD) airports.

With Chase entering the airport lounge space, cardholders will have more choices than ever if they’re looking for a stylish, comfortable spot to relax before a flight. There are now nine Chase Sapphire Lounges planned, with the following locations confirmed:

  • Hong Kong — Terminal 1 (open October 25, 2022)
  • New York-LaGuardia — Terminal B
  • Boston — Terminal B to C connector
  • San Diego (SAN) — Terminal 2 West
  • Phoenix (PHX) — Terminal 4 South 1
  • Las Vegas (LAS) — Terminal 1 C Gates
  • Washington Dulles — Terminal A

Chase Sapphire Lounges promise a premium experience, with amenities that include “access to exceptional, authentic, and regionally inspired food, drink, art, entertainment, and wellness.” Chase’s lounges will face stiff competition at some of these airports, because New York, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Hong Kong also have Centurion Lounges, which are regarded by many as among the most upscale in the world.

The Hong Kong Chase Sapphire Lounge boasts 11,948 square feet of space and is located on Level 7 near Gate 40 in the West Hall of the Terminal 1 International Departures area. It offers upscale amenities, including:

  • Locally curated menus and art
  • Spaces for relaxing and working
  • Fresh and seasonal dining options
  • Signature cocktails, local beer, and a curated wine list
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  • An in-lounge digital experience for food and beverage orders, as well as access to media and entertainment 
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options, and complimentary refreshments (soft drinks and alcoholic drinks)
  • Admission via a quick, contactless scan
Seating areas at the new Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club at Hong Kong airport.
One of the seating areas at the Chase Sapphire Lounge in Hong Kong.

Who can access Chase Sapphire Lounges?

As of now, Chase has said Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders and Priority Pass members will be able to access Chase Sapphire Lounges at no cost. It’s not yet known if other Chase credit cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, will allow access on a limited or discounted basis.

Considering there are nearly a dozen popular travel rewards credit cards that offer Priority Pass membership, it’s likely the new Chase Sapphire Lounges will be quite crowded with a less-exclusive feel than similar Centurion and Capital One lounge locations.

You can get unlimited complimentary Priority Pass** lounge visits with cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express (which also grants access to Centurion Lounges) or the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (which comes with Capital One airport lounge access). Because of this, there’s really not a huge incentive to open the Chase Sapphire Reserve® if Sapphire Lounge access is your main concern.

However, the Reserve is a great card for other reasons, including a bonus of Chase Sapphire Reserve®, up to $300 in travel credits each year, top-notch travel insurance, and high earning rates in popular categories.

Keep in mind the Chase Sapphire Reserve® comes with a Chase Sapphire Reserve® annual fee, so it’s not for everyone. If you’re looking for a card that offers Priority Pass membership (and eventual access to Sapphire Lounges) at a lower price point, be sure to look at the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card with an annual fee of Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card. Here’s our Capital One Venture X review for all the details.

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