The first exclusive Delta One Lounge set to open at JFK

ByAndrea Thompson

June 27, 2024

Delta is ready to welcome guests to its newest and most exclusive destination: The Delta One Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Located between Concourses A and B in Terminal 4, adjacent to the main security checkpoint, the sweeping 39,000-plus-square-foot Delta One Lounge – the first of its kind, and larger than any Delta Sky Club – offers a variety of experiences and amenities for the premium traveller, from fine dining to spa-like wellness treatments to valet services and more. Delta One ticketholders can curate their own one-of-a-kind Lounge experience, based on what their travel day is calling for.

It’s a new standard of elevated service – one that complements Delta’s most premium onboard offering and is brought to life by the signature hospitality for which Delta is known.

“Our teams have spared no detail to ensure Delta One Lounge guests receive a truly memorable experience,” said Claude Roussel, Vice President – Delta Sky Clubs and Lounge Experience. “It’s a new era for Delta – this Lounge is raising the bar across the board, from the amenities to the food and beverage offerings to the level of personalized service. We want our guests to feel the difference here; moreover, we want them to feel welcomed and valued from the moment they step through the door.”

What’s inside?

The Delta One Lounge atmosphere is true to the magic of Manhattan – step inside and you’ll forget you’re in an airport.

As New York City’s hottest new destination, the Lounge features nods to other noted locations throughout the Big Apple, with thoughtfully curated surprises for New Yorkers and design enthusiasts alike.

The upscale bar offers sophisticated versions of classic cocktails, highlighted by an Art Deco-inspired lighting centrepiece. The bar lounge’s ceiling and fluted glass pay homage to the gilded ceiling and chandeliers of Radio City Music Hall. Meanwhile, the dining room’s suspended lighting fixture draws its design cues from the iconic interlacing cables of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Step back in time at the Market and Bakery, where the white-marble counter echoes the charm of vintage delicatessen food counters. The fan-shaped marble mosaic tiles in the dining area nod to the iconic New York brasseries, while the penny-round ceiling above the food counter salutes the original JFK terminal, a masterpiece by the renowned architect Eero Saarinen.

Much like JFK serves as a gateway to the world, the Delta One Lounge showcases artwork that mirrors the airport’s international connections. Wander through the gallery within the Lounge, where you’ll encounter pieces by artists from Europe, South Africa, India, Japan, Cuba, and beyond.

As we reported Delta recently announced onboard partnership with Missoni is also reflected in the Lounge, with design touches like accent pillows, vases and coffee table books bearing the signature zigzag design of the Italian fashion house.

This new partnership with Missoni elevates Delta One like never before, weaving superior craftsmanship and high-end design into the finest details of your journey – both in flight and on the ground, with a host of opportunities ahead for the brands to continue this collaboration.

Whether you’re looking to dine in style, relax before your flight, or take care of business, the Delta One Lounge has something for everyone.

Foodies, take note: The Lounge features a 140-seat Brasserie restaurant delivering a three-course meal service. Restaurant Associates and Union Square Events (a Danny Meyer concept) have collaborated to elevate the culinary experience in the Delta One Lounge or take charge of your dining experience with The Market and Bakery, featuring seasonal culinary offerings plated for walk-up service.

Beverage cart service allows you to enjoy premium hospitality without leaving your seat. Let the Lounge servers meet you where you are for a guest experience similar to what you would expect onboard.

A designated wellness area, equipped with nine reservable relaxation pods with full-body massage chairs and nap chairs, treatments from Grown-Alchemist certified therapists.   Adjacent to the wellness area, is the Serenity Lounge provides a quiet, tranquil space designed for pre-flight peace of mind.

Drink to your health at the Rejuvenation Bar, featuring refreshing, non-alcoholic beverages and fruit and herb-infused waters and juices.

Just landed and feeling the length of that transatlantic haul? Freshen up at one of eight well-appointed shower suites, featuring towels, bathrobes and slippers, Grown Alchemist products, and more. Clothes and shoes need a glow-up, too? Leave your items inside the suite closet; a valet attendant will steam and/or shine them and return them while you shower.

For those who need to work, there are eight individual soundproof booths located in the Lounge, or borrow a second monitor to complete any last-minute work or just enjoy views of the airfield from the Terrace, with a retractable roof is designed to stimulate the senses (while calming the nervous system) which you can enjoy all year round.

The Delta One Lounge cements Delta’s commitment to delivering an end-to-end premium experience, from curb to claim.

The journey starts at check-in: Located on the right-hand side of the main arrivals level on Terminal 4, Delta One customers will be greeted by a team of Elite Service agents providing white-glove service, with warm towels and light refreshments on offer.  Later this year there will be a check-in area and will  feature a private TSA screening lane for added exclusivity.

While the JFK Delta One Lounge is the first of its kind, others will be joining soon: Delta One Lounges at LAX and Boston Logan International will open later this year, expanding the end-to-end premium experience to more customers in more hubs.

Though the Delta One Lounge is a destination unto itself, JFK customers are well-positioned to journey across the globe with Delta.