United unveils Heathrow T2 lounges
Published: 10/04/2014 - Filed under: News »
United Airlines today unveiled its two lounges for premium customers at London Heathrow Terminal 2.
The United Global First Lounge and the United Club occupy a combined 2,043 sqm of space and are located near the airline's gates in T2's satellite concourse.
Both facilities feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the airfield, luxurious decor and vintage aviation-themed artwork. Both will offer complimentary food, drinks — including alcohol — and wifi.
The following five images are of the United Global First Lounge:
Seating areas and furnishings are conducive to either relaxing or getting work done, with abundant power outlets.
The United Global First Lounge is for first class passengers travelling with any Star Alliance carrier.
Features include an oversized Big Ben-style clock in its tea lounge section, a buffet area, a wine room, private phone booths and a quiet zone with sofas and privacy drapes.
The United Club lounge is for Star Alliance passengers travelling in business class and is the first facility outside the US to feature the new United Club design.
It has an open layout and can seat more than 280 guests. Its features include a 25-seat full service bar, the longest bar at Heathrow, two buffet areas, a TV lounge and seven private phone booths.
These images are of the adjacent United Club lounge:
Next to the United Club are eight shower suites for the use of customers using either the Global First Lounge or the United Club, offering complimentary toiletries and valet service with garment pressing and steaming.
Jake Cefolia, United's vice president of Atlantic & Pacific sales, said: "We're very excited about our move to Terminal 2 and these extensive and sophisticated lounges reflect the importance of Heathrow to United's global route network.
"We operate more flights to and from Heathrow than any other US airline, and many of our most valued customers travel regularly on the 17 daily flights that link London with six of our US hubs.
"These lounges will enable us to provide these customers with the best levels of service on the ground as well as in the air."
United will be the first airline to operate a flight into the new T2 Queen's Terminal on June 4. The carrier will have sole operation in the terminal for two weeks until fellow Star Alliance carrier Air Canada joins it on June 18 (see news, November 6).
libertyscott - 10/04/2014 16:10
Puts all of United's other lounges to shame, albeit that isn't very difficult.
Wonder what the buffet offering will be like in each lounge. Similar to the current Star Alliance lounges at T1?
GregCook - 10/04/2014 16:44
RussShaw6 - 17/04/2014 09:43
Looks great! A big step forward. The Star Alliance Lounges, both First and Business, in T1 are very 'tired'...and UA customers flying to EWR and IAH will no longer have to use the dreadful SkyTeam Lounge in T4...This shows a good competitive step forward by UA at LHR. Long overdue!
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