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Reagan National unveils trendy new bar

The sound of champagne corks popping could be heard at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this week as the gateway opened its newest bar.

Called District, the sleek new addition to the airport's watering holes is located pre-security in Terminal A.

Its opening, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, MarketPlace Development and OTG is part of an ongoing transformation of the terminal.

“We are thrilled to bring travellers this new pre-security experience," says OTG's CEO, Rick Blatstein.

"The modern space offers a great place for guests to spend time with family and friends before flight and also serves as a wonderful first impression upon arriving to the terminal.

"Fresh food, sleek design, and the latest tech create a sense that something new and exciting is taking place.”

Overseen by a D.C. native, Terminal A executive chef Billy McCormick’s menu features seasonal items with a focus on fresh, local ingredients from area farms including Kreider and Esbenshade Farms.

Specialties include the Mediterranean Plate consisting of sundried tomato hummus, grape leaves and marinated olives, a Kale Caesar salad, Maine Lobster Roll, Vegan Quinoa Burger, 10-ounce New York Strip and more. 

District iPad

Award-winning design firm ICRAVE conceptualised District’s noticeably modern design.

The 690-square-foot venue profiles red lacquered walls and walnut wood bands interwoven with accent lighting strips, while tufted Ferrari-inspired leather bar stools seat guests.

Each seat also features a charging station and OTG’s award-winning iPad platform, flo(tm), which keep guests at ease by connecting them to real-time flight information, language support, and complimentary Internet. 

"This is just beginning,” stated Paul McGinn, president of MarketPlace Development.

“Over the next few months we look forward to a complete transformation of the passenger experience in Reagan National’s Terminal A." 


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