Relax and Recharge at the Emerald Club Lounge

National Car Rental’s Pop-Up Emerald Club Lounges

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting National Car Rental’s Emerald Club Lounge at Denver International Airport (DIA). National developed the Emerald Club Lounge to provide a convenient place at the airport where travelers can relax and recharge. The pop-up lounge at DIA is located past security in Terminal B, across from gate 14.

Emerald Club Lounge Business Travel Life

The complimentary Emerald Club Lounge at DIA is a great amenity for business travelers. DIA is somewhat limited in lounge offerings and comfy seating. All three airline lounges located in DIA (Delta Sky Club, United Club, and American Airlines Admirals Club) charge a whopping $59 for a day pass.

Emerald Club Lounge Business Travel Life

Named after the company’s award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program, the lounges have some wonderful amenities for travelers, including free Wi-Fi, charging stations and comfy chairs. Travelers can also access tablets and TVs to check flight status and catch up on news, weather and sports.

Emerald Club Lounge Business Travel Life

Lounge visitors can also get information about the National app, watch National’s new TV commercials featuring actor Patrick Warburton and enroll in the Emerald Club, which expedites the rental process by offering counter bypass as well as access to National’s “Emerald Aisle,” an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car.

Emerald Club Lounge Business Travel Life

The lounges are open 24/7 with a National staff member on duty from 7 a.m. -7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Travelers who are waiting to board or would like to relax between connections will find the Emerald Club Lounges past the security checkpoint at the following U.S. airports this July:

  • Denver International Airport (DIA): Terminal B, Across from B14
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD): Terminal 3, Concourses G,H,K & L
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): Terminal C, Across from Gate C2
  • Louis Lambert International Airport (STL): Terminal 2, Concourse E, Southwest
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): Before security at 1 or 2 main entrances

All airport locations were selected based on the percentage of passengers who travel for business. Have you been to an Emerald Club Lounge?

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with National Car Rental. All opinions are my own.

Emerald Club Lounge Business Travel Life

Business Travel Life

Business Travel Life is an online resource supporting the road warrior lifestyle. We give business travelers the tools they need to maintain their wellness and productivity when traveling. The topics we cover include business travel tips, travel workouts, healthy travel hacks, travel products, general travel tips, and industry trends. Our goal is to make business travel a healthier experience – and to make healthy travel practices more accessible to all road warriors.

Kristina Portillo, CPT, MS

Kristina is the founder of Business Travel Life. Her love of fitness and travel unified to create a resource for business travelers and road warriors who want to take a healthier approach to business travel. She has traveled for business on and off for the past eight years. Kristina received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Marketing from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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