United Airlines will unveil its fifth Polaris Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday.
The new 12,122-square-foot facility is the fifth dedicated Polaris Lounge that the carrier has debuted.
Chicago’s O’Hare Airport got the first Polaris Lounge in late 2016. Subsequently Polaris lounges have opened at Newark Liberty International Airport, George W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
The new Polaris Lounge at LAX will be available to passengers traveling internationally in United Polaris international business class cabin and to passengers traveling in first or business class on Star Alliance partner carriers.
The design of the LAX Polaris Lounge and the food and beverage offerings emphasize a Southern California touch.
The food menu, under the direction of Los Angeles chef Tritia Gestuvo will feature local specialties such as sandwiches on La Brea Bakery bread, street tacos and house-made cinnamon churros.
On the cocktail front, the LAX Polaris Lounge will serve up a health-conscious Let’s Rumble, an organic drink including spiced rum, fresh lemon, prickly pair puree and house-made simple syrup.
Another cocktail, On Sunset, is a playful take on a tequila sunrise.
The 140-seat LAX lounge also includes design features that have become hallmarks of all United’s Polaris lounges, including private daybeds with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and shower suites with rainfall shower heads and Soho House & Co. Cowshed spa products and ample workspaces and power outlets.
The new Polaris Lounge at LAX is located between gates 73 and 75A in Terminal 7. The Polaris Lounge joins a newly remodeled United Club at LAX.
Additionally, United Airlines recently completed a $573 million renovation of its hub in Terminal 7.
Increasingly United has put more focus on establishing LAX as a hub for travel to Asia and the South Pacific. San Francisco International Airport also has long served as one of United’s most important hubs for trans-Pacific travel.
Noted Janet Lamkin, United’s California president: “Los Angeles is one of United’s most important gateways, particular to Asia and Australia and this lounge provides our customers with a best-in-class experience before they board their flights, especially for those customers with late-night departures and early-morning arrivals.”
United Airlines is a unit of United Continental Holdings (NASDQA: UAL)
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News