Delta opens new boutique Sky Club at its Detroit hub
Delta's Sky Club network continues to grow.
This time, it's the airline's Detroit (DTW) hub that's receiving some love, with the much-anticipated opening of the airport's fifth Sky Club on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
The new club, located in Concourse A across from Gate A43, is on the small side. At just 4,600 square feet, it seats up to 100 travelers — a tiny fraction of the many Delta flyers who have access to the lounge each day that pass through Detroit.
Based on the photos that Delta shared in its press release, the lounge was built with the airline's latest Sky Club design, including plenty of local artwork, upgraded furnishings and a redesigned bar area. The bar features plenty of premium buy-up offerings, ranging from sommelier-curated wines to specialty cocktails.
“The opening of a fifth Delta Sky Club in Detroit demonstrates our investment in the city and our customers’ demand for Club experiences,” said Claude Roussel, managing director of Delta Sky Clubs in a statement. “We've put care into every detail — from the local artwork to the Club design – to create an elevated experience for guests and provide a space that allows them to rest easy this holiday season," he added.
Delta's new Sky Club is open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Travelers who pass through Detroit often might recall that this space used to be a Lufthansa lounge before Delta took it over.
A Detroit-based TPG reader went to the lounge opening on Tuesday and shared some observations about the new space. It got "packed" just minutes after it opened, but the crowds fizzled out later in the morning. Travelers reappeared in droves around the 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, the reader added.
The "decor and restrooms are really nice," according to the reader. Travelers passing through the lounge on day one received a small Tumi-branded pouch, filled with some Detroit-themed giveaways including a postcard and Sanders chocolates. These swag bags were gone by 4:30 p.m.
The new Detroit outpost is Delta's newest club and joins recently opened lounges in Salt Lake City and Fort Lauderdale. The Atlanta-based airline is promising more exciting openings next year at Los Angeles (poised to be the airline's largest club), along with New York LaGuardia and "other key markets."