United opens Polaris lounge at Newark

New United Polaris facility debuts in Newark Liberty Int'l Airport as the carrier prepares to ramp up its operation from New Jersey.

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From tomorrow, customers travelling in United Polaris, the international premium cabin travel experience on United Airlines, will be able to relax and dine before their travels in the new United Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport.

In a nod to the city’s recognition for preeminence in the world of craft cocktails, the bar is the standout gem of this United Polaris lounge, both in terms of size and the array of cocktails offered. The cocktail list includes 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. A custom-designed a la carte dining menu blends international comfort foods, such as Moroccan-spiced braised lamb, with staples like the United Polaris Burger, which will be on the menu at all United Polaris lounges.

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© United – Runway views from United Polaris Newark Liberty Int’l Airport

A private dining area is included, with table service for up to 48 guests and featuring a menu developed by New York Chef John Glowacki which blends global trends and familiar comfort foods. 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.

The facility has the capacity for 455 seated guests, with 15 types of seats, 10 private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding, 10 shower suites featuring rainfall showers and Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa products, personal valet services including steaming garments, plus 570 power outlets and 450 USB ports.

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© United Polaris private bedding

A bistro-like buffet includes a do-it-yourself bagel bar plus sandwiches and wraps such as a curried salmon salad with cucumber raita and baby spinach on a pumpernickel roll as well as a charcuterie board and chicken parmesan.

“More United customers begin their journey in the New York/New Jersey region than in any other of our hub cities. From here, our route network reaches across the globe, and we are thrilled to now offer our customers travelling in United Polaris business class a best-in-class lounge experience,” said Jill Kaplan, President, New York/New Jersey for United Airlines.

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© United Polaris Shower Suites

“We continue to add new international destinations from Newark, including Porto, Portugal and Reykjavik, Iceland, which we launched this month. The addition of the United Polaris lounge for our customers traveling on long-haul flights strengthens our service offering in Newark for the most enjoyable experience.”

United Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport is located in Terminal C, following security screening, between Gates C102 and C120.

More images from the lounge can be viewed here.

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