United Airlines will open a brand new Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport on June 4.
Customers flying in United’s Polaris business class will be able to make use of the new lounge to relax and dine before their flight.
Offering 455 seats, the lounge will exhibit distinct local flair throughout, including a vibrant lighting fixture created by Brooklyn-based art and design laboratory Richard Clarkson Studio that is meant to mimic the constellations of the 12 zodiac signs.
A highlight of the lounge will be a large bar that offers an impressive cocktail list, including the United Polaris Old Fashioned, a fresh take on the classic, complete with J. Rieger & Co. Kansas City Whiskey, a house simple syrup, Dale DeGroff bitters with a muddled orange wheel and Luxardo cherry.
In way of dining, a custom-designed a la carte menu will blend international comfort foods, such as Moroccan-spiced braised lamb, with staples like the United Polaris Burger.
Guests can dine in a private dining area with table service for up to 48 guests featuring a menu that blends global trends with familiar comfort foods, developed by New York Chef John Glowacki. Menu items include potato latkes, polenta fries, wild mushroom risotto with a balsamic reduction, and the “Brookie,” a playful combination of a brownie and cookie served with milk.
A bistro-like buffet will offer a do-it-yourself bagel bar where sandwiches and wraps are also available.
Other notable features of the new United Polaris Lounge at EWR include 10 private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding; 10 luxurious shower suites, featuring rainfall showers and Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa products; and personal valet services, including steaming garments.
The opening of the United Polaris lounge at New York/Newark closely follows the debut of the United Polaris lounge at San Francisco International Airport in April. The United Polaris lounge at George Bush Intercontinental in Houston will open this summer, followed by the lounge at Los Angeles International Airport this fall.
United Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport is conveniently located in Terminal C, following security screening, between Gates C102 and C120.