United Airlines has unveiled its new United Club lounge in Terminal 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
It is the first United Club lounge to feature a new design prototype that United Airlines will use when building and renovating lounges worldwide.
The 13,300-square-foot United Club in T2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport features a completely redesigned interior that reflects elements of flight and travel.
United has outfitted the club with a large bar and lounge area, dynamic lighting, redesigned furniture and additional workstations and power outlets. The new and improved furnishings are aimed at enabling customers to relax or work with greater ease and comfort.
“We are committed to improving the facilities our customers use every day,” says Kate Gebo, vice president of corporate real estate at United.
“In addition to redesigning our lounges, we are installing new jet bridges in Chicago, rebuilding the south concourse in Terminal B in Houston and building new maintenance hangars at Washington Dulles and Newark to improve efficiency and help us better serve our customers,” adds Gebo.
As with all United Club lounges, members have access to complimentary snacks, beverages and Wi-Fi.
United says it is spending more than $50 million in 2013 to renovate several of the airline’s 51 United Club locations.
The United Club renovations are in addition to the airline’s $550 million-plus investment in fleet-wide onboard improvements. According to United, these will include the world’s largest fleet of flat-bed seats, with more than 175 aircraft with 180-degree flat beds in premium cabins once the airline completes the installation in early 2013.
United also expects to begin offering satellite-based Wi-Fi this month on widebody aircraft operating international services, enabling customers to stay connected while traveling on long-haul overseas routes.