Continental wins Lounge of the Year

Continental Airlines has announced that for the second consecutive year the Presidents Club at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal E has been named the Priority Pass Lounge of the Year.The award-winning Terminal E Presidents Club is the largest private airport lounge in the Continental system; with three levels, the club measures 25,000 square feet. The Presidents Club has expansive views of airport operations from its floor-to-ceiling windows, 60 private carrels for business, and showers for customers arriving from international destinations.

Each year, Priority Pass asks its members to vote for the Lounge of the Year, rating each airport lounge for its quality of facilities, welcoming staff and general ambience, among other factors. Continental’s Presidents Club competed with over 500 airport lounges worldwide in the Priority Pass program. This award is especially meaningful because Priority Pass members are discerning, frequent international travelers.

“It is an honor to receive this award from Priority Pass. We’re very proud of our Presidents Club product and our more than 200 dedicated Presidents Club representatives that provide our best customers with the service they come to expect from us,” said Mark Bergsrud, Continental’s vice president of Marketing Programs and Distribution.

With a choice of 27 private airport clubroom locations, Continental’s Presidents Club offers the busy traveler personalized service and a relaxing oasis. The comfort and privacy of these clubrooms allow travelers to take care of business, conduct a meeting, make phone calls or just relax between flights in pleasant surroundings.

Presidents Club lounges offer a wide range of amenities, many of which are complimentary, such as high-speed wireless Internet access, local phone calls, use of photocopy machines, in addition to complimentary beverages, light snacks and bar service.


The Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards were launched in 2005 to recognize outstanding service and facilities in this increasingly important area of business travel.