January 11 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

Common Use VIP lounge opens at SJC

By Rick Lundstrom

Passengers pay US$35 for access to The Club at SJC


Airport Lounge Development (ALD) has opened its fifth “common use” airport VIP lounge, this one at Mineta San José International Airport in Terminal A, across from Gate A15.

“The Club at” brand of lounges sell a US$35 day pass at the reception desk for access.

“We’ve seen a real need for passengers to be able to get away from the crowded departure areas, and into a lounge where they can have ample comfortable seating, charging stations throughout the lounge, and in some lounges, shower facilities for those looking to freshen up after long international flights.” Said Graham Richards, Director of Operations for ALD. “We provide all of this at an affordable price, without the yearly membership fees.”

The Club at SJC offers complimentary snacks and beverages, including beer, wine and liquor. The club also has high speed Wi-Fi, workstations with PC’s and printers, newspapers, magazines, flight information display screens and shower facilities. The lounge at SJC has approximately 7,400 square feet and seating for 128 people.

The color palette is reminiscent of the natural areas that surround San José. The warm, neutral tones of the upholstery and carpets are complemented by as wood and stone for flooring, counters and architectural accents. The furniture builds on the theme of modern yet “beach cozy” by providing warm, comfort and colorful fabrics with wood shells.  With a mixture of delicate pendant lights and ample natural daylight, the lounge welcomes travelers with a breezy and casual mood. 

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