They need a door in each social area that allows you to go to the Captain's Table. That way you can travel from ESD to DS9 or New Romulus without travelling through sector space or using your transwarp power. Also, it is consistent with how the Captain's Table is supposed to work.
I've said that to myself several times. Seems like a nice perk to give to us lifers without any "unfair" advantage to the others.