The folks who brought you the Escape lounge at Oakland International Airport will soon open another one at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
MAG USA, which also operates pay-per-use passenger lounges at Minneapolis-St. Paul International and Connecticut’s Bradley International, was picked by the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority to build and operate a $1 million, 1,700-square-foot lounge – the airport’s first — but with with vague opening date of just “this winter.”
The company is expected to charge a walk-up fee of $45 for use of the lounge, or $40 if the visit is booked online (www.escapelounges.com). Like the Oakland Escape lounge, the Reno lounge will offer free access to American Express Platinum Card members and up to two companions.
The company’s Escape lounges offer free hot and cold food and beverages, abundant power outlets, free high-speed Wi-Fi and flight information screens. “In addition, premium food and beverage options are available for a fee,” a spokesperson said.
Oakland’s Escape lounge made its debut last fall. Here’s a slideshow we posted not long after it opened.
The facility will be located at the connector between the B and C concourses, just past the airport’s security checkpoint, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
“Common-use airport lounges are still a relatively new concept in North America and we look forward to working with more airports as they improve their passenger amenities,” said MAG USA CEO Rosemarie Andolino.
Reno-Tahoe Airport, which primarily serves Nevada and Northern California, is the second busiest airport in Nevada and has seen impressive passenger growth with passenger numbers up 10 percent on 2016; this was also the highest year-over-year annual growth since 2004 for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.