The Sapphire Lounge LGA is Chase’s largest to date, spanning over 21,000 square feet across two extravagantly decorated floors and with a capacity of 269 people. It’s conveniently located in Terminal B, just past security on the fourth floor, right before the Eastern Concourse pedestrian bridge. If you see the American Express Centurion Lounge, go down one door more and you’ll find the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club.
Operating hours for the main lounge are from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
LGA Terminal B serves: Air Canada, American, JetBlue, Southwest and United airlines. Note that you can’t move between terminals at LGA without clearing security at the new terminal you want to visit, however there is a complimentary bus that runs about every 10 minutes and can shuttle you between terminals quickly.
The first floor features an expansive, open concept space with varied seating and power throughout. This area is anchored by a large round bar at the center of the room where bartenders serve up drinks from all sides.
To the right just after you enter is a small family room with seating for children inside and more seating outside a set of sliding glass doors.
Go further past a curtain into a small retro game room that includes a photo booth, shuffleboard, a jukebox and a vintage pinball machine.
Continuing around the first floor there is a library-like room with more mixed seating and a faux fireplace. It’s essentially all smoke and lights but it’s so realistic that it made me do a double take.
Up the staircase to the second floor is the Perch. It has the feel of a luxury treehouse with two massive columns resembling tree trunks and greenery scattered throughout the seating areas. Such greenery, along with warm lighting, ground the senses while you’re in the lounge and compensate for its lack of windows.
Past the top of the staircase is where the Chase Sapphire Lounge takes things to a different level with private suites, but more on that later.