Airport Lounge Development (ALD) has opened The Club CHS at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina, US.

The premium passenger lounge is located on the second level of the airport’s main concourse. It overlooks the airport’s central hall and marketplace.

The lounge spans 3,060ft² and has a seating capacity of 52. It will be expanded to 4,041ft² in the coming months to accommodate around 83 guests.

Featuring floor to ceiling windows, The Club CHS highlights the beauty of Charleston, with images from local photographer Nicholas Holzworth displayed across the lounge.

The Club CHS has been divided into six distinct zones that allow guests to relax and recharge.

These spaces include a productivity and privacy zone, a relax zone, a resting zone, a replenish zone, a refresh zone, and a cell-free zone.

The Aviation Authority executive director and CEO Paul G Campbell Jr said: “The Club CHS shows our commitment in providing our passengers with first-class amenities that will enhance their travel experience at Charleston International Airport.

“Thanks to our excellent partnership with ALD, we can now offer our passengers a premium service and space to utilise before their flight.”

ALD senior vice-president Nancy Knipp said: “The Club CHS brings an alternative place for Charleston travellers to relax and experience the true spirit that makes Charleston an award-winning city for business and leisure.”

According to ALD, The Club CHS is a completely plastic-free lounge where the use of all plastic drink stirrers and straws is prohibited. Instead, the facility uses natural bamboo and compostable options.

After the completion of the second phase of the lounge, The Club CHS will provide a full-service bar area equipped with crafted cocktails developed by ALD’s exclusive lounge partner and chef-mixologist, Kathy Casey.

In the coming months, ALD has plans to open new lounges at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Miami International Airport, and other locations across the US.