Friday 29th June will see the launch of United’s latest Polaris lounge, joining Chicago, San Francisco and Newark’s recent openings. Passengers travelling in the airline’s Polaris business class, available on the carrier’s international routes will have access to this premium lounge.
As with all the Polaris lounges, there will be a focus on locally sourced menus and zoned seating areas with a variety of different seats including an a la carte sit down restaurant.
“As we continue to increase momentum of the roll-out of United Polaris, we’re thrilled to bring this industry-leading lounge concept to Houston, where the lounge décor, food and drink are all a reflection of the city,” said Mark Krolick, United’s Vice President of Marketing. “We specifically designed this United Polaris lounge location to feel like a boutique hotel, with dedicated spaces for relaxation, refreshing and dining and we’re confident that our Houston customers and those connecting through this award-winning airport will enjoy a best-in-class lounge experience.”
Although opening in a few days time, it already houses locally sourced pieces of art from two Houstonian artists – Shane Tolbert and Terrell James.
Food highlights include a Texas breakfast skillet, Cajun andouille sausage and chicken étouffée, Argentinean roasted chimichurri chicken, tres leches bites and the now famous United Polaris Burger.
The cocktail menu includes the Caliente on the Rocks, which combines Casamigos® Tequila, orange juice and a homemade sour mix, garnished with a jalapeño for an extra kick and caipirinhas, the traditional Brazilian cocktail made from muddled lime, sugar and cachaça (one of our favourite drinks). The lounge also serves house-made star anise-infused vodka and oolong tea-steeped bourbon.
If we look at the lounge by the numbers, we could 191 seats, 324 power outlets and 264 USB ports. There are also two private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding, six luxurious shower suites, featuring rainfall showers and Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa products, 11 pieces of art, a private dining area with table service for up to 28 guests and personal valet services, including steaming garments.