American Airlines has just opened its new Admirals Club at Denver Airport (DEN), and it’s only the third lounge to feature the carrier’s new design motif.
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Basics of the new American Admirals Club Denver
As of October 18, 2023, American Airlines has opened its brand new Admirals Club at Denver Airport. The 6,000-square foot lounge has a seating capacity for 114 guests, and is located on the upper mezzanine level of Concourse C, between gates C30 and C32. The lounge is open daily from 4:30AM until 11:30PM. There’s complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lounge, with all seats having access to AC and USB outlets.
American describes the lounge’s ambiance as drawing inspiration from the outdoors. The lounge has an accent ceiling and a fireplace, which the airline claims creates an experience like a night under the stars by an outdoor bonfire (perhaps a bit of a stretch, but…). The lounge also uses lots of natural elements, like wood, stone, metal, and biophilic accents.
For context, in late 2022, American revealed a new Admirals Club design concept. This debuted at the Admirals Club Washington National (DCA), and then the Admirals Club Newark (EWR) became the second airport to get this design. Now a third lounge has been upgraded.
- New food options include pancakes served with fruit and cashew-hempseed granola, chipotle chicken tacos served on Raquelita’s tortillas, Marco’s tomato and poblano salsa with Raquelita’s tortilla chips, and desserts, including Rocky Road brownies
- New drink options include a regional signature cocktail Colorado Bulldog and locally inspired Bloody Mary cocktail, and Michelada served with a locally-sourced bison stick; you can also expect popular local beer, including local craft beer Cerveceria Colorado Mi Vida IPA
- The lounge will also have grab & go options, including Bobo’s Apple Pie Oat Bites and Boulder Canyon Sea alt Kettle Chips
Below you can see some of the pictures of the new Admirals Club Denver, which American has shared.
How to access American Admirals Clubs
There are a variety of ways to access American Admirals Clubs, ranging from buying an Admirals Club membership, to having elite status and being on an eligible itinerary.
Personally I access Admirals Clubs using the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® (review), which is one of my all around favorite airline credit cards. The card has a $595 annual fee, and offers an Admirals Club membership for the primary cardmember. In and of itself that represents cost savings compared to a membership, as the cheapest cost for an Admirals Club membership is higher than that.
This Admirals Club also follows standard oneworld lounge access rules, so if you’re on an eligible oneworld itinerary, you’d get access to this lounge as well.
American has opened its new Admirals Club at Denver Airport, which is only the third lounge to feature the carrier’s new design concept. This Admirals Club looks great, and is a solid option for those traveling out of United’s hub on American. It’s probably not a coincidence that the two latest Admirals Clubs to open with the new design are both at United hubs.
What do you make of the new American Admirals Club Denver?