The Air France lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport has finally reopened after an extensive renovation. The lounge, located near Gate A20, is ideally located between the Air France and KLM departure areas. The Air France Lounge is open to both Air France and KLM First and Business Class passengers as well as Flying Blue Elite Plus members who are traveling on an international flight.

The lounge has been brightened up and now boasts a beautiful, modern aesthetic. It offers large windows and more soft lighting has been added to the space to make it cheerful while still retaining an air of sophistication. The colors used throughout the lounge include blues, reds, and grays, which may not sound like they would flow together, but they actually do.

The most significant change to the Air France lounge is that it will now offer pre-flight gourmet dinner for passengers departing Washington Dulles on the 9:10pm Air France flight to Paris. This is the second Air France lounge to provide this service in the United States. The first Air France lounge in New York JFK was the first to offer this service.

The lounge now has a newly remodeled self-serve food bar that features cold and hot foods. There is a new bar area with a full-time bartender, and for the first time, the option for cold draught beers.

Air France has been remodeling and reinventing its lounges around the world. The French carrier begun this endeavor with the New York JFK lounge followed by its Washington Dulles lounge. The airline has not announced which of its lounges will be next in line to be reinvented for a heightened passenger experience.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at GET.com based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: adam.luehrs@get.com.