A few weeks ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit the United Polaris Lounge in Chicago. We were flying on an award ticket from Liberia, Costa Rica, and weren’t quite sure if we could get in, but figured that we’d try none-the-less. It was a bit out of the way, but it was well worth the extra steps.
There were a variety of areas with places to sit and work.
The United Polaris Lounge also boasts shower rooms, which is a necessity for any world class lounge in my opinion.
There was also some self-serve food and beverage stations available (Some more plentiful on a Sunday night than others)
Perhaps the best part of the United Polaris Lounge was the bar, which was gorgeous.
There was also a small area that was a self serve whiskey bar:
And the quality of beverages being served did not stop there. My wife enjoyed a wonderful glass of Laurent-Perrier Rose
It even had a special wall of lockers for the elite of the elite–I think Global Services, but I’m not sure if its even more exclusive than that–housing their preferred beverage.
Final Thoughts of the United Polaris Lounge
I have to admit, I was impressed. United has definitely set a new standard with respect to premium lounges. I really hope to see more of these lounges, maybe even one at my quasi-home airport of Washington-Dulles; which I hear is planned, just not sure whether we’ll see it before or after true United Polaris Business class seats fly to and from Washington-Dulles.
Have you had the chance to visit the United Polaris Lounge? What did you think?