After arriving at Detroit on my way back to Japan after my March Miami spotting trip, I had about one hour to transfer. Luckily, my connecting gate was close to my arrival gate, and also close to one of the Sky Clubs at the airport.
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That allowed me to have a quick look inside and also to have a quick bite before boarding the trans-Pacific flight.
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The lounge reception is on the departures level. After entering through the entrance, I was quite impressed with how nicely the reception area was designed. The nice design continued throughout the lounge.
After checking in, I took an escalator up into the actual lounge.
Right at the end of it, there was another counter. Here, I would guess, one can make changes to reservation, and so on.
Behind the counter was an oval seating area. This area featured some individual sofa chairs as well as sets of sofa chairs and coffee tables. The part of that area that caught my attention the most was a stock price display near the ceiling. Most certainly a gimmick that gets no use, but it was still a nice decoration.
On both sides of the oval area were more seating areas. Some were more open than others. There was even a fireplace in one of them.
The main buffet was to the right of the oval area. There were also separate coffee & snack areas in a couple of spots throughout the lounge.
Other facilities included a work room with a couple of cubicles in the very back of the lounge, printers in one of the seating areas, some magazine racks, and a couple of showers rooms.
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Food & Drinks Selection
Perhaps the biggest weakness of this lounge was the food selection.
There were some snacks including popcorn, nuts, and so on. There were also some vegetables, and cut chicken pieces.
No “real” hot meal was offered, though. While there was a pot for hot meal, but at the time of my visit it was empty. The closest alternative were cup noodles.
As for drinks, there was the – for Delta – usual Starbucks coffee machine. There were also canned soft drinks.
Design-wise, I was quite impressed – starting with the nicely designed reception and continuing all the way to the decor of the lounge itself.
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Overall, however, it would have been a nice place to spend an hour or two relaxing at between flights.