The Lufthansa Senator Lounge in New York for Star Alliance Gold members feels like you are in a Lufthansa hub. It’s a great lounge to wait for your flight in an otherwise chaotic terminal.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Location + Hours + Access
The lounge is located in Terminal 1, just past the security. Keep an eye out for it or you will miss it. It is open daily from 7:30AM to 1:35AM, serving not only Lufthansa passengers, but other Star Alliance passengers operating out of T1.
The lounge is actually three-in-one. The first floor is a Lufthansa Business Lounge for business class passengers. The second level is a Senator Lounge (this review) with enhanced amenities intended for Star Alliance Gold members. And the top level is a first class “wining and dining” area reserved for Lufthansa First Class passengers.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Seating
The Senator Lounge, located on the middle floor, includes a large seating area, buffet, dining area, and bar. As you can see, it is fairly quiet in the late evening. Chairs are identical to what you’ll find in most Lufthansa lounges and power ports are readily available, though internet is quite slow.
Newspapers and magazines are available:
Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Buffet
A buffet includes salads, sandwiches, soup, hot dishes, breads, and desserts. In other words, you can enjoy a substantial meal here if you wish to eat before your flight and then sleep onboard.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Bar
On the opposite end of the lounge, a bar offers a fair selection of beer, wine, and spirits. Cocktails are available upon request, though I did not see a bar menu.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Restrooms + Showers
Restrooms and a shower suite are available and were clean.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Service
I did not encounter any staff during my visit (seriously) so I cannot comment on service…
I’m impressed that Lufthansa has constructed such a nice lounge at an outstation. While it doesn’t have all the amenities as a Frankfurt or Munich lounge (like barista-made coffee, sleeping rooms, or a smoking area), it is quite nice for Lufthansa and certainly an above-average U.S. lounge.