Looking for the lounge? It's pretty hard to miss with its wide, welcoming entryway, but just look out the windows to find United 747s parked at gates, and the lounge will be close by. Entering it, you find the standard desk and United staff to answer any immediate questions. Beyond that, you'll be pointed to either the main level (Business Class) or to the elevators for upstairs (First Class).
The design is quite niceobviously Japanese-influenced with large exotic floral arrangements and light wood throughout. The lounge is spacious, with many long rows of seats, dining areas and sets of leather chairs with outlets conveniently between them. Our only complaint? All the chairs are so boring, so very office-y, like they bought all the furniture from some generic furniture warehouse and then threw it into this space which was so carefully designed, with the exception of the tables and chairs. Also, they aren't that comfortable.
Amenities: We hung out in the lounge from late morning through afternoon, so we can't speak for any dinner food, but the lunch snacking wasn't bad at all. Grab a bowl of Edamame, pour some sake and go sit in the corner of the windows looking out towards the tarmac. Don't forget to charge your phone at the chair outlets, andjoy of joysmake the most of the free and fast WiFi.
If you've got the time, the lounge is also equipped with shower rooms. We didn't have a chance to check them out, but you better believe we'll be stripping down for shampoo and scrub next time through the lounge.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]