Delta Sky Club at LAX

The first phase of the Delta Sky Way at LAX is now open—nearly 18 months ahead of schedule. When LAX customers visit the new Delta terminal, they’ll have more than just a streamlined check-in experience to look forward to. The new Delta Sky Club at LAX is located on the departures level between T2 and T3 and features premium design and awe-inspiring views along with an unparalleled lounge experience for customers with Club access.

As part of Delta Air Lines’ $2.3 billion expansion at LAX, this bright, modern, and arguably ultimate location allows up to 500 Delta Sky Club members to relax at a time before and between their flights from Los Angeles. At 30,000 square feet of space, this is the largest Sky Club to date and is part of the airline’s $2.3 billion expansion at LAX. The LAX Sky Club’s design touches include curved ceiling details that represent the Pacific Ocean and beautifully curated, gallery-quality art from local Los Angeles-based artists. The lounge also has its own Sky Deck, an outdoor terrace with a full bar, plenty of seating options, and some of the best views at LAX. During the many good weather days in Southern California, travelers can soak up the sunshine al fresco style and plane watch while enjoying food and drinks. The retractable roof extends to keep travelers dry in case it rains. Need a little freshening up on a long layover? Enjoy the use of one of the eight individual showers, which are cleaned in between each use. 

Giroux Glass’ part in this venture started when we began planning with GC, Hensel Phelps. Our scope consisted of decorative glass in the men’s and women’s showers by SICIS Gem Glass. This glass was made in Italy and cut to size by SICIS in Bronx NY. There were a total of eight lites in three different patterns of gem glass. Coordination with other trades was critical for Giroux to get the final dimensions to place the order with enough time to meet the schedule. This oversized glass was typically 47″ X 110″. Another unique feature was the restroom corridor bronze mirror. Giroux Glass installed 25 lites of ¼” 249 bronze silver mirrors along the restroom corridor. These mirrors varied from 11″ X 102″ to 59″ X 102”. To meet the schedule, this mirror was ordered off control lines for the ceiling and the top of the baseboard. We were able to accomplish this without any remakes, allowing the schedule to remain unchanged. The installation of 23 restroom mirrors was also part of our scope. The unique feature of these mirrors is the polished aluminum channel we installed around the perimeter. Because polished aluminum is not a common finish, it took a little time to source a correct finish to match the architectural request exactly. Another keen feature was the ½” Starphire we installed in the showers. Each shower had two sidelites of ½” Starphire set inside a U-channel with a brushed stainless steel finish. Additionally, we also installed ½” Starphire in a smoke baffle at the entrance to the escalator. For the wainscoting glass at the East and West buffet, McGrory glass was used. The majority of the decorative glass used in this project was provided by suppliers from the East Coast.

The type of glass/glass makeup of the project: Interior scope of work only: ¼” clear temp – door lites, ½” Low Iron temp heat soaked, ½” clear tempered, McGrory ¼” GSCO-49 back painted tempered glass, Pulp Studio ¼” 249 bronze silver mirrored glass, ¼” clear mirror, SICIS “Cliff” decorative tempered glass, SICIS “Reef” decorative tempered glass, SICIS “Lagoon” decorative tempered glass.

One big challenge was getting the material on-site to meet the schedule during the pandemic and working with East Coast vendors as well as the stringent badging requirements for LAX. To overcome these issues we used our national connections to source and order materials allowing lead times and anticipating deliveries. Coordination was critical when trying to order tempered glass for a tiled opening 16 weeks in advance. Premier Tile was responsible for the tile in the showers. Meticulous coordination was required to establish the finished opening sizes for the glass and meet deadlines. 

Delta’s newest Sky Club at LAX is one of its best—Sky Clubs and can almost feel like a destination by itself. And they’re not done yet. Phase 3C for Giroux Glass is set to start in October 2022. If you’re interested in getting into this new Sky Club on your next trip to, from, or through LAX, you can ensure you have access by visiting the Delta Membership page on their website.