United has announced the opening of the largest United Club in the United States.
The new United Club at Newark Liberty International Airport, spread across nearly 30,000 square feet, features modern design, enhanced amenities and culinary offerings, locally-sourced art and furniture pieces and views of the Manhattanskyline. The lounge is located in Terminal C3 near gate C123.
The new club features more than 480 seats across spaces for lounging, working, private dining and socializing. The club also features 6 spa-like shower suites, stocked with Sunday Riley products. Staffed by a barista ready to prepare their favorite hand-crafted drinks, passengers can get inspired at the full-service coffee bar, featuring illy signature blend of 100 percent Arabica beans, in addition to culinary offerings in all United Clubs, like complimentary beverages and snacks.
Passengers can enjoy “unmatched” views of the Manhattan skyline amidst locally-sourced furniture pieces and décor, as well as the new design and color scheme that will be rolled-out in future new and refurbished clubs. The space also includes modern amenities, like self-scan entry for quick access and free, high-speed Wi-Fi. As part of the airline’s sustainability commitment, the Club is designed with sustainable materials and features, such as WaterSense-rated fixtures, enhanced indoor air quality, green cleaning and more.
Aaron McMillan, Managing Director of Hospitality and Planning, United, said:
As more and more customers return to the skies, United is committed to delivering a superior customer experience on and off the plane, especially in increasingly crowded airports. Our new Newark Club location is carefully designed with the customer at the forefront with thoughtful touches like murals and décor that reflect the local community. This design theme and commitment to creating a locally-inspired experience will set the precedent for future club openings and renovations across our network.
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In collaboration with The Newark Museum of Art and Gallery Aferro, the new club location prominently features two murals created by local artists, Gilbert Hsiao and Dahlia Elsayed. Inspired by the musical legacy in the Newark area and United’s iconic history, Hsiao’s mural, located in the club’s entryway, is a deceptively simple, eye-catching piece featuring dots and circles to represent abstract beats in space as well as nod to the United globe. Elsayed’s artwork, situated in the club’s lounge, is an abstract and textural piece, referencing Arshile Gorky’s famous 1936-67 murals at EWR, with imagery inclusive of built and natural environments of the New York / New Jersey area.
Linda Harrison, Director and CEO, The Newark Museum of Art, said:
The Newark Museum of Art is honored to be a part of this remarkable tribute to our community and our city. May these tremendous artworks inspire and remind our residents and visitors of Newark’s role as a cultural hub for artistic excellence and community cultivation. We are so proud to contribute to this exciting unveiling and pay homage to our special city with these two extraordinary works of art.
Emma Wilcox, Co-Founder, Gallery Aferro, said:
Artists like Gilbert Hsiao and Dahlia Elsayedhave a gift, which is to make the world new for us over and over again. Gallery Aferro is thrilled to see these acclaimed alumni of our residency and fellowship program gain a new global audience of travelers with this project.
The Newark United Club location is the first of a series of United Club locations to open with the new club design and amenities. It’s part of United’s ongoing plan to renovate and introduce new United Club locations throughout its network.
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