United Club and KLM Crown Lounges at Houston (IAH)

With quite a lot of time to kill before my flight out of Houston, I decided to check out two lounges in addition to the American Express Centurion Lounge which I had reviewed recently.

Located in Concourse C, the United Club only opened in the Spring of 2017, so it was fairly new. You will be able to spot the glass entrance tinted in United blue from a distance.


My first impression is that United has put in a tremendous effort to upgrade its existing lounges. Right by the entrance was a beautiful seating area with comfortable chairs, and hanging lights that remind me of the Epcot in Orlando.


Entry into the lounge was seamless. As I was travelling on Business Class with Singapore Airlines, I was entitled to the lounge access, which by the way is also accessible to KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members.


The lounge was fairly spacious, and since it was facing the tarmac, allowed for lots of natural light to stream in. Of course, given the sheer number of flights in and out of Houston, the lounge was moderately packed during my visit.


Still, it was great to have pockets of empty space within the lounge so that the lounge wouldn’t seem too densely packed. There were also various seating options available, from the traditional sofas to armchairs, and even bar stools too.


Feel free to grab a drink or two from the bar. Once again, don’t you just love the little Epcots hanging from the ceiling?


Unfortunately, the lounge didn’t have lots of food to choose from. Thankfully I wasn’t hungry so it didn’t bother me that much.


You should note that United has since opened a Polaris Lounge in Concourse E at Houston, so be sure to check that out.

With more time to spare, I decided to use my Priority Pass to access KLM’s Crown Lounge. You won’t miss the lovely crew cut-out all dressed in the signature royal blue standing at the entrance.


The lounge was quite basic, and it was quite packed just because space was very limited.


For food and beverages, the options were also fairly limited. But if you’re just looking for some coffee or tea, and maybe a sandwich or two, you’ll be fine.


After visiting three lounges including The Centurion Lounge, I was all set for my long flight across the Atlantic.