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Travel to the Biggest Little City is gonna get an upgrade this winter with the opening of the first-ever passenger lounge at Reno/Tahoe airport. The contract for the 1,700 square foot space was awarded to MAG USA who will invest more than $1 million to open an Escape lounge.

The same company runs a few other Escape lounges across the country, located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Oakland, and Hartford. The network is relatively new to the U.S., but it is definitely a popular one among travelers. Many were sad to hear the Escape Lounge at MSP is leaving the Priority Pass network.

The Escape Lounge Reno will feature both hot and cold food options with dishes inspired with “regional flavors” by a local chef. There will be a complimentary bar as well, including local wines and craft beers. Seating will be in a contemporary environment that will feature plenty of power outlets and free high-speed WiFi to allow both business and leisure travelers to stay connected.

The new lounge will be located post-security between concourses B and C. Airport officials stated that the lounge will be reminiscent of the Tahoe area.

Accessing the lounge

The Escape Lounge in Reno will cost walk-up passengers $45 for a pass to enjoy the time before their flight. If booked ahead of time, you can get a pass for $40.

However, if you have an American Express Platinum Card, you will be able to access the new Escape Lounge in reno for free! The lounge will be part of the global network of lounges available to Platinum cardholders. Cardholders will also be able to bring 2 guests into the lounge free of charge.

Travelers flying to Tahoe to ski this winter will certainly appreciate this welcome addition to the airport!

Featured image courtesy of the US Dept. of Ag. under CC 2.0 license

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