b'48 DFW CONCESSIONSN oew L unge at Dallas Fort Worth IntlOffers Shower Suite and Gourmet Eats BY NICOLE NELSONFACTS&FIGURESThe new Capital One LoungeWith limp, plastic-covered salads in mind, Project: Premium Independent Passenger Loungethat opened at Dallas Fort WorthCapital One aimed to create the absolute Airport: Dallas Fort Worth IntlInternational Airport (DFW) inopposite by focusing on premium foods and Location: Terminal D, near Gate D22 November was inspired by an unappetizingbeverages. As a result, the new lounge in image: pre-packaged salads with wiltingDFWs international Terminal D has curated Size: 10,000-plus sq. ft. greens.menus, selections made from regionally Stakeholders: Capital One; Plaza Premium GroupJenn Scheurich, headsourced ingredients, craft cocktails and Food & Beverage Features: Menus created fromof Travel Experiences forcold beer on tap. Drinks with ties to local regionally sourced ingredients; craft cocktails & coldCapital One, explainsbusinesses include a custom-developed tapped beer; locally roasted coffee; frozen Irish coffee;that the phrase noairport pilsner from Three Nations Brewing, health-conscious options such as matcha bowls, farrospecialty coffee from Cultivar Roasting Co. salad & rainbow carrots with cashew crema; grab- sad salads became a and-go items in sustainable packagingrallying cry for changeand frozen Irish coffee from Nickel City. The Amenities: Cycling/yoga room; relaxation rooms;among the project teamproject team also made sure to include nursing rooms; shower suites with luxury baththat developed the newJENN SCHEURICH health-conscious choices such as matcha products 10,000+square-foot space. From much ofbowls, fresh farro salad and rainbow carrots Cost: Ranges from $0 to $65 based upon Capital Oneour research, we found that travelers werewith cashew crema. Scheurich notes that cardholder or guest statusnot impressed with the food and beveragemany of the options are grab-and-go Hours of Operation: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily offered in the typical lounge experience,selections in sustainable packaging that will explains Scheurich.make sad salads a thing of the past. Next Step: Similar lounges slated to open at Washington Dulles Intl & Denver Intl in 2022January | February 2022AirportImprovement.com'