New EWR C123 UC has opened - 19 May 2022

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United Opens Its Largest Club in the Country
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New, 30,000 sq.-ft. United ClubSM at Newark Liberty International Airport offers more modern United brand experience with views of the Manhattan skyline, close to 500 seats, spa-like shower suites and a barista-staffed coffee shop

Opening comes just before Memorial Day, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year

CHICAGO, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the opening of its new, nearly 30,000 square-foot United Club location at Newark Liberty International Airport, offering travelers a modern design, enhanced amenities and culinary offerings, locally-sourced art and furniture pieces and views of the Manhattan skyline. Located in Terminal C3 near gate C123, this club is the largest club in United's network, and is opening just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, which the airline expects will be one of its busiest travel weekends so far this year.



"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," said Aaron McMillan, United's managing director of hospitality and planning. "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."

The Newark United Club location features a new design and reflects a modern take on the United Club experience. It showcases many firsts for the club, as well as existing premium offering, including the following:
  • The largest club in our network: The club features more than 480 seats across spaces for lounging, working, private dining and socializing.
  • Spa-like showers: Members can freshen-up in one of the six, spa-like shower suites at Newark, stocked with Sunday Riley products.
  • Coffee shop experience: Staffed by a barista ready to prepare their favorite hand-crafted drinks, flyers 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.
  • Modern, Newark-inspired design: Flyers 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.
  • Sustainable, green materials: 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.
Additionally, 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.

"The Newark Museum of Art is honored to be a part of this remarkable tribute to our community and our city," said Linda Harrison, The Newark Museum of Art's director and CEO. "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."

"Artists like Gilbert Hsiao and Dahlia Elsayed have a gift, which is to make the world new for us over and over again," said Emma Wilcox, Gallery Aferro's co-founder. "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 commitment to renovate and introduce new United Club locations throughout its network and provide a more modern United brand experience. For more information on United Club locations, visit united.com/unitedclub.
UC EWR Hours, Mezzanine level, near gate C123 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily

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Old May 12, 22, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by itripreport View Post
GUYS GUYS GUYS, FEAR NOT, the Jimmy Johns sandwiches have safely made their way into the new lounge!
And I was beginning to worry that we'd have seen the last of them.
Ok, fess up, who is taking whole tomatoes?
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Old May 12, 22, 11:23 pm
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Ok, fess up, who is taking whole tomatoes?
And Avocados!
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Looks great - can't wait to use it on my next trip (EWR is home base)! My only comment is that I hope that bathrooms are designed better. Using the redone LAX UC (and the Boston UC) as a template, I have found that UA makes their bathrooms nice but also ends up including too few facilities for the size of the actual UC. Same criticism goes for the redone UC in A2 at EWR.
Amen. One reason I hope UA never messes with the SF rotunda club.
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Old May 13, 22, 5:37 am
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Thanks for sharing all these pics!

Love many of the design touches -- the brick wall, the subway-station-style tiling behind the buffet, the wide variation in seating (especially Polaris-style work cubicles), the generous use of plants (reminds me of a CX lounge), the negative aspect globe logo in the tiles on the floor. But also agreed that it looks much more like the new AS lounges in SEA (those brown lounge chairs near the windows are exactly the same I think?) than anything else that UA currently offers. Curious to see if this is the design language we'll see in the big new ORD and DEN clubs too.

Re: food/drinks -- can we PLEASE at least have fast, working espresso machines, if not a coffee bar??!!

Will be there on June 5th for the first time -- truly looking forward to it! Curious to see what it's like in practice with bags and people sprawled out all over. Agreed with others that the family-style dining tables with 10 seats seem unnecessary, and also in some of the pics right now the furniture does seem like a mish-mash, but those are probably minor points in the grand scheme of things.
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Old May 13, 22, 7:38 am
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Great pics, thanks.

Flying out of EWR tomorrow. Wonder if I could sneak in for a look? Maybe if I show them my old yellow FlyerTalk luggage tag they'd let me in.
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Old May 13, 22, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Great pics, thanks.

Flying out of EWR tomorrow. Wonder if I could sneak in for a look? Maybe if I show them my old yellow FlyerTalk luggage tag they'd let me in.
it is 50-50 chance. 😜
Please snap a few pictures from outside and post them here.
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Old May 13, 22, 8:36 am
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looks on par with lhr club

no sit down dining but everything else it seems
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Old May 13, 22, 8:51 am
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Agreed with others that the family-style dining tables with 10 seats seem unnecessary..
I thought those tables look more like open laptop space, outlets under the table every couple chairs? The chairs look more uncomfortable, not as padded as others, which is a horrible way to make oneself sit with better posture-but tends to work for short durations
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More reporting and pictures from TPG: https://thepointsguy.com/news/united...w-club-newark/

According to the article, 6 showers in the new UC. This will be a competitive product for those who arrive on a transcon redeye. Granted, there might be a long wait, but at least an option is available.

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Re: food/drinks -- can we PLEASE at least have fast, working espresso machines, if not a coffee bar??!!
According to TPG, yes on both - a barista coffee bar and illy machines.
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Old May 13, 22, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by kevflyer View Post
Wow I hope the buffet with hot food isn't just there for the preview only
Looks like the taco bar at LAX UC, so most likely it will be perm.
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Old May 13, 22, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Great pics, thanks.

Flying out of EWR tomorrow. Wonder if I could sneak in for a look? Maybe if I show them my old yellow FlyerTalk luggage tag they'd let me in.
I think you have a better chance with the old United yellow priority luggage handle
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Wow, now I'm curious what the currently under construction UC Denver East is going to look like. I was expecting a new space with the same furnitures at every other club for the new EWR location but United managed to impress me here.
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Old May 13, 22, 10:30 am
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It looks like a true premium product, a direction we all want UA to start getting back to. Can't wait to see it for myself.
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Did someone confirm a 5/18 opening? I've seen other sources saying a 5/19 opening.
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