United Airlines has opened its refurbished C74 club in Newark, thus completing its EWR lounge project with three new lounges in the last 18 months. Let’s explore the details of the new lounge.
United Club C74 Newark Open Once Again
After closing for refurbishment in May 2022, United has reopened its Untied Club at C74 this morning. It is open daily from 5:00 am to 10:30 pm and is spread over 18,000 square feet. Historically, this was the most-visited United Club in the system.
Here’s how United describes its new lounge:
- Custom artwork and Manhattan-inspired design: Travelers can experience a sense of place that is reflective of the iconic spaces in midtown Manhattan. The club features a custom ceiling art piece designed by local architect and designer turned-artist Ron Norsworthy. Located in the club entryway, the ceiling art piece is blue with vibrant gold detailing and is inspired by Grand Central Station.
- Abundant seating: The club features more than 400 seats, giving visitors plenty of room to relax, work, dine and socialize.
- Modern amenities: For easy entry and quick access, members can self-scan to enter the space. The club also includes free high-speed Wi-Fi and a wellness room.
- Premium refreshments: Visitors can stop by the full buffet and premium bar for complimentary food and beverage offerings. The seasonally rotating menu offers a range of choices including local touches like apples from the Hudson Valley to snack on as well as the official New Jersey state sandwich: Taylor ham, egg and cheese.
With the opening of this lounge, the the pop-up United Club located in Terminal C, near Gate C93, has now closed.
Earlier this year, United opened a 15,000 square-foot United Club location near gate A27 and last year United opened a 30,000 square-foot United Club location near gate C123 (review here). The move marked a total transformation of the lounge amenities at Newark Airport, which also include a spacious Polaris Lounge.
United is on a roll with its lounges. I recently checked out the A27 lounge in Newark and the two new lounges in Denver, which I will review in detail in the comings days. Now I have another lounge to visit, which should greatly reduce the crowding that the United Clubs in Newark have historically experienced.
I am sure I am not the only frequent United flyer who remembers how tired and overrun this lounge was in the past. Based on the pictures above, it looks like C74 now represents a huge improvement.