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Lufthansa Senator Lounge Review Newark – EWR

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Review Newark – EWR

Visiting a business class club at an airport is always a treat – and always extra special if it’s a Lufthansa Senator Lounge!

Lufthansa has facilities at two airports in New York City.  The one at JFK is a flagship style lounge (it’s grand!) - but the one at Newark does a fabulous job as well.

Here’s a review of my recent visit

Access 

 Entrance - Lufthansa Senator Lounge - Newark  Photo: Calvin Wood

Entrance - Lufthansa Senator Lounge - Newark Photo: Calvin Wood

Lufthansa’s club at Newark is divided into two parts:  The Senator Lounge and the Business Class Lounge.  The Senator Lounge is the superior of the two.  You need to have top tier frequent flyer status (HON Circle, Senator, or Star Alliance Gold) – or be flying First Class to gain access to the Senator part of the club (flying business class won’t cut it).

I was in First Class – and they actually had a section of the dining tables reserved exclusively for passengers in that cabin.  It seemed a bit odd at the beginning...however, as the club filled up, I totally appreciated it.   The place was packed – and the rest of the patrons respected the reserved signs – making the “First” part of the lounge feel more relaxed.

 Reserved Tables for First Class Passengers - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    PhotoL Calvin Wood

Reserved Tables for First Class Passengers - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   PhotoL Calvin Wood

 First Class Tables- Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

First Class Tables- Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

Atmosphere

 Dining Area - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

Dining Area - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

This lounge is compact – but still feels roomy.  Part of that might have to do with the fact that there’s a large lighted mural of a forest on one of its walls (Lufthansa has similar greenery walls in many of it’s lounges worldwide).  I know it’s not real – but it always makes me feel like I’m dining on a patio!

 Almost Feels Like You Are Outside!  Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

Almost Feels Like You Are Outside!  Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

The lounge showcases a number of mod leather seating options – that seem to reference the inside of their upgraded business and first class cabins. They place definitely feels like a cool international airline club!

 Work Stations - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

Work Stations - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

Beverages

 A Wide Selection Of Spirits!   Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

A Wide Selection Of Spirits!   Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

There were a LOT of beverage options in this lounge. 

Of course, there was German beer on tap and other selections in bottles.   But the showstopper was the extensive selection of spirits – and I mean extensive.  The only thing missing for me (if I were to be ridiculously picky) was Drambuie...an odd liquor I admit – but one that I have found in many other Senator Lounges.

 Premium Bottle Water - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

Premium Bottle Water - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

On top of this there were a lot of alcohol free options – including juices and premium bottled waters (San Pellegrino).

 Self Serve Draft Beer - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

Self Serve Draft Beer - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

 WMF Coffee Machine - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

WMF Coffee Machine - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark  Photo: Calvin Wood

Food

 Chilled Snacks - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

Chilled Snacks - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

Lufthansa always has a great spread in their Senator Lounges!

On the regular buffet, they had a selection of salads, veggies, sandwiches, hummus, two soups (one of them Moroccan!), fruit, and sweets. 

There was also a hot table that (oddly) feature a number of different scrumptious Chinese dumplings  (I have a feeling they have theme nights and I was there on the Asian one).

 Hot Soups - Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

Hot Soups - Senator Lounge Newark  Photo: Calvin Wood

 Chinese Dumplings    Photo: Calvin Wood

Chinese Dumplings   Photo: Calvin Wood

Showers

The Senator Lounge in Newark does not have showers – there simply isn’t enough room for that in this facility.

My Verdict

 Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark    Photo: Calvin Wood

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark   Photo: Calvin Wood

The Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Newark is a great place to refuel, recharge, and catch up on emails before a transatlantic flight.  I was impressed with the wide selection of drinks – and their hot and cold buffet.  A great introduction to Lufthansa’s slick premium service!

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