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Streetsense Hospitality Consulting Recognized In Partnership with Capital One for Lounge Opening at Dulles International Airport

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by The Streetsense Collective

Long-term Streetsense partner Capital One recently debuted a new Capital One Lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), garnering widespread media attention for its best-in-class food and beverage program.  


Building on almost four years of partnership, the Streetsense hospitality consulting team partnered with Capital One to develop the food and beverage vision, guest experience, and branding, as well as provide operational strategy and support. Our efforts focused on differentiating the airport lounge experience through regionalized menus and grab-and-go programs that are earning attention from media outlets nationwide. Said CNN Underscored: “The food and beverage offerings are some of the best I’ve seen in any airport lounge, and the focus on locally sourced ingredients makes for an interesting suite of libations.” 


Following the lounge in the Dallas Forth-Worth International Airport (DFW), Dulles is the second Capital One Lounge location and the first one in the DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) region—home to headquarters for both Capital One and Streetsense. 


“We’re so excited to see the latest Capital One Lounge come to life. We look forward to continuing our partnership with this inspiring team to redefine the airport lounge experience with every new opening, solidifying Capital One Lounges as the best experience in traveling,” said Ed Viita, Managing Director, Hospitality at Streetsense. 


“The Capital One Lounge at Dulles Airport has been developed with the goal of providing a differentiated airport lounge experience. To us, this means meeting the evolving needs of the modern traveler while at the same time incorporating authentically local touches throughout,” says Jenn Scheurich, Vice President and Head of Capital One Travel. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Capital One teams as well as partners like Streetsense, we are thrilled to bring this unique lounge experience to IAD as part of our ongoing effort to set a new standard for the modern lounge experience and provide a better end to end travel journey for our customers.” 


The Capital One Lounge at IAD opening earned recognition in top-tier media outlets such as Travel and Leisure, The Points Guy, Forbes Advisor, CNBC Select, CNN Underscored, AFAR, Eater DC, Axios DC, and the Washington Business Journal. This builds on the success of Capital One’s DFW Lounge, which was included in top airport lounge lists in both One Mile at A Time and The Points Guy. 


We are proud to partner with an innovative leader like Capital One, and are excited for future Lounge openings in the years to come. 


Learn more about Capital One Lounges. 




At Capital One we’re on a mission for our customers–bringing them great products, rewards, service, and access to unique and unforgettable experiences they are passionate about. Capital One is a diversified bank that offers products and services to individuals, small businesses and commercial clients. We use technology, innovation and interaction to provide consumers with products and services to meet their needs. Learn more at capitalone.com. 



The Streetsense Hospitality Consulting team brings together strategy, design, and operational know-how to create one-of-a-kind guest experiences around the globe by delivering thoughtful market analysis, compelling conceptual visions, and turn-key solutions for hospitality offerings big and small. 


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