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Capital One already has a place for anyone to relax and recharge - Capital One Cafes. And now the company decided to move forward and open its first airport lounge next year.
Frequent travelers already know and love American Express' Centurion Lounges. The lounges are known for being a premium peaceful place for cardholders to relax in before flights at airports across the country (plus one in Hong Kong).
However, the American Express monopoly of being the only card issuer operating airport lounges won't last long. Capital One is ready to step in and open its first-ever airport lounge at Dulles Airport (IAD) in Washington D.C. next year.
There is not much information so far, but here's what we know. It's reported that the lounge is expected to occupy 9,100 square feet space right after the TSA security area. The features may include, which are not confirmed, premium liquors and wines, dining, quiet rooms, a gym, a conference room, spa services, and children's playroom.
There's no information on which Capital One credit cards will give access to the lounge. But if we are to compare with the way access is provided to Amex Centurion Lounges, there's a chance that consumers with Capital One travel cards may have access. It is also possible that the annual fees of Capital One travel rewards credit cards may change accordingly.