New concept United Club lounge opens in San Francisco

By Chris Chamberlin , June 11 2014
New concept United Club lounge opens in San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport is home to a new concept United Club lounge, with the space now open to travellers.

At more than 5,000 square feet, the new San Francisco United Club is located on the airport’s mezzanine level near its ultra-modern Boarding Area E in Terminal 3.

The lounge takes a leaf from the modern designs in Chicago O’Hare and London Heathrow, which are distinct departure from the days of the Red Carpet Club.

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Vintage black-and-white United photos decorate the lounge walls, while bar and café areas offer complimentary snacks and beverages to all travellers.

“This new United Club is a stepping stone toward delivering an end-to-end experience at San Francisco International Airport that makes our customers’ travel enjoyable, relaxing and productive,” said Jimmy Samartzis, Vice President of Customer Experience at United.

Members may relax in any of more than 100 seats – ranging from lounge chairs to the signature Arne Jacobsen ‘Egg’ chair.

For business travellers, power outlets are abundant and Wi-Fi is on tap.

United’s existing lounges in San Francisco’s domestic Terminal 3 Boarding Area F and in the airport’s international terminal will continue to operate, and plans for a larger lounge in Boarding Area E see an extension opening in 2015.

A Global Services reception lobby for the airline’s VIP travellers is also coming to SFO and is set to open later this month.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.


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