My impressions of the United Polaris Lounge in Chicago

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.

United Polaris Lounge

There were a variety of areas with places to sit and work.

United Polaris Lounge

The United Polaris Lounge also boasts shower rooms, which is a necessity for any world class lounge in my opinion.

United Polaris Lounge

Hallway of Bathrooms and Shower Rooms at the United Polaris Lounge.

There was also some self-serve food and beverage stations available (Some more plentiful on a Sunday night than others)

United Polaris Club

Perhaps the best part of the United Polaris Lounge was the bar, which was gorgeous. 

United Polaris Lounge

The bar at the United Polaris Lounge.

There was also a small area that was a self serve whiskey bar:

United Polaris Lounge

And the quality of beverages being served did not stop there. My wife enjoyed a wonderful glass of Laurent-Perrier Rose

United Polaris Lounge

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.

United Polaris Lounge

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?

3 thoughts on “My impressions of the United Polaris Lounge in Chicago

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  2. I’m very impressed with the new Polaris Lounge. Tried it out last month and will be heading there again in less than two weeks. You should definitely order off the menu next time! Great service!

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