Delta Sky Club

Overlooking the Sea-Tac Airport tarmac at the juncture of the A and B concourses is Delta Air Lines’ glistening new $24 million Sky Club. The 23,000-square-foot Sky Club features a two-story lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views of Mount Rainier. ​​
The new club offers guests an escape from the
airport crowds and panoramic views of the tarmac.

The interior design pays tribute to the natural beauty
of the Pacific Northwest. 

A Luxe Experience

The new club, sitting above an existing baggage-handling facility and transit tunnel, offers guests amenities such as a spa, six shower stations, a large buffet with dishes from local chef Ethan Stowell, full bar, local art, and plenty of room to relax and refresh. The interior design of the club pays tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, featuring luxurious hardwood tables, curvy wood-paneled walls and ceilings, and colorful glass in shapes that highlight the movement of water. The lounge is designed with the long-haul international traveler in mind, as some of Delta’s nonstop flights are almost 14 hours long.

The 30-foot-high window wall offers passengers a panoramic view of the tarmac through View Dynamic Glass, which automatically adjusts its tint depending on sunlight and energy use. As the libations and Starbucks coffee flow abundantly from inside the lounge, those wary of airplanes and airport crowds are also offered the chance to recharge at the Asanda Spa inside the club, which offers massages, facial treatments, and a guided meditation experience designed by Deepak Chopra.

Remaining Fully Operational

The project team faced the challenge of completing the Club while keeping the baggage claim facility, located below the Club, fully operational during construction. During construction, which included strengthening the existing structure with steel columns and adding space below the Club, the baggage-handling facility and transit tunnel below remained in operation 24 hours a day. The team worked in a complex space with constant tug traffic in and out of the baggage facility, along with active boarding gates on either side. When planes were docked at the gates, their wing tips were often within 25 feet of the new addition.

“PCL’s specialized team focuses on delivering for our clients successful projects that demand speed and innovation,” said Kaz Robertson, manager of PCL’s Special Projects division. “We have been serving clients in the Seattle area for over 20 years and look forward to our continued work at Sea-Tac Airport.”

PCL’s Special Projects division is continuing to work at Sea-Tac on the South Satellite Interior Renovation and the Central Terminal Stairs Addition for the Port of Seattle. They are also preparing to build a new passenger lounge for Alaska Airlines as well as completing several renovations for Delta Air Lines throughout Sea-Tac Airport. ​​​​

 

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