Continental Airlines has
been honored this year as the Priority Pass North America Lounge of the Year
with the award of top airline lounge going to the Presidents Club at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.
This award is not unexpected with the Presidents Club at Houston Bush
Intercontinental Airport winning this award in all six years since it has been running,
in addition to taking out the Global Lounge Award in 2005, 2006 & 2008.
The full media release from Continental Airlines can be read below:
Continental Airlines’ Presidents Club Wins Priority
Pass North America Lounge of the Year Award
Sixth consecutive year that the Presidents Club is honored
Airlines today announced that for the sixth consecutive year, Continental
Presidents Clubs have received top honors in the Priority Pass Lounge of the
Year awards. This year’s North America Lounge of the Year honor went to
the Presidents Club located in Terminal E at Continental’s Houston hub at Bush
Intercontinental Airport. This particular club has been recognized all
six years that the Priority Pass Lounge of the Year has been awarded, including
capturing the highest honor, Global Lounge of the Year, in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
the Presidents Club lounges located in Terminal C at the carrier’s New York hub
at Newark Liberty International Airport and at Tocumen Panama International
Airport in Panama City each received a Highly Commended award.
award-winning Houston lounge in Terminal E is the largest of Continental’s
Presidents Clubs, measuring 26,000 square feet and spanning three stories with expansive
views of airport operations from floor-to-ceiling windows. The lounge
features free WiFi Internet access, private workstations and five conference
rooms for conducting business, and four showers for customers’ use. A
premium selection of top-rated wines and spirits are offered for purchase in
addition to the complimentary beverages, snacks, and house wines and spirits.
Presidents Club members have at their service dedicated agents who
provide personalized reservation and ticketing assistance.
“This award demonstrates that we are
accomplishing our goal of providing a better travel experience from start to
finish,” said Mark Bergsrud, Continental’s senior
vice president of marketing programs and distribution. “We strive for Continental’s Presidents Club to make
traveling more relaxing, productive and enjoyable for our customers.”
Priority Pass asks its members to vote for the Lounge of the Year, rating each
airport lounge for its quality of facilities, amenities, welcoming staff and
general ambience, among other factors. Continental’s Presidents Club competed
with more than 600 airport lounges worldwide in the Priority Pass program.
This award is especially meaningful because Priority Pass members are
discerning, frequent international travelers.
Pass Lounge of the Year Award was launched in 2005 to recognize outstanding
service and facilities in this increasingly important area of business travel.
Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with
Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,500 daily
departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 133 domestic and
135 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance,
which overall offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries
through its 26 member airlines. With more than 41,000 employees,
Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and
together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million
passengers per year.
consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its
corporate culture. For nine consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has
ranked Continental as the top U.S. airline on its “World’s Most Admired
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