Updated on February 22, 2016
The honeymoon Trip Report has started!
Although I got somewhat nervous about our flight from DCA (as it was delayed for about an hour), I had left us plenty of time with the earlier flight – so no worries.
After the quick flight up from DCA, we arrived at JFK terminal 8 and took the JFK SkyTrain over to terminal 4. Since we were connecting on a separate ticket, we had to go to the Singapore Airlines check in counters and get our golden tickets (Suites Class, that is)!
With our golden tickets in hand, we were expedited through security by the woman who checked us in. This was great but in reality completely unnecessary. Nice gesture though!
The quick security line behind us, it was time to head straight to the Clubhouse! It works out pretty well that it’s far down the terminal and close to the departing gate.
The entrance to the Clubhouse is pretty fancy, and I immediately knew that this place was going to live up to all the expectations and high praise I had read about! We were warmly welcomed at the reception desk and brought around the corner and given a brief rundown of what the lounge had to offer.
First impression of the lounge: WOW. It was simply fantastic. I’ll let the pictures do the talking for a little bit and get back with you for a rundown afterwards!
Food: The food we had in this lounge was the best I had ever had in a lounge up to that point (The Pier was later in the trip – Hint: it was the best EVER).
You can see the menu online here.
We pretty much ordered off the “Light Bites” and “Flatbreads”. Since we knew that we had the Lobster Thermidor coming up in our Suites Class flight, we just stuck to the smaller foods and they worked just fine!
Drinks: The drink menu can be found in the same place as the food menu, here. They have a full bar and have pretty much any alcohol you could want…except for the beers I wanted. Unfortunately, their “New York State Craft Beers” from the menu were apparently all out…all four of them. I was annoyed by that, until I realized they had everything else I would ever want….I got over it pretty quickly.
Service: Our entire time in the lounge we received great service. Considering our waitress had what seemed to be 10 or so tables, she did a stellar job. Most of the items she couldn’t get herself, so she was basically waiting on the bar and kitchen the entire time.
Amenities: Besides the pool table, awesome bar, and delicious food and drinks, the Clubhouse had even more! The lounge had multiple nice, large shower rooms and the Clubhouse Spa where you could get a complimentary spa treatment, with one small caveat – you have to be flying in Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to get the complimentary treatment, Singapore Suites passengers have to pay for it.
Overall Conclusion: This has to be one of my favorite lounges – probably second only to The Pier in Hong Kong (that review is coming up). It’s a very well-appointed lounge and I loved the design of it. One of the common reviews I’ve read of the lounge is that it has a great vibe and is just an overall fun place to hangout before a flight; I couldn’t agree more. It can’t be overstated how much I enjoyed the lounge and thought the atmosphere was superb. Even with one of the best flights in the world coming up, I still didn’t want to leave the lounge!
Have you been to The Clubhouse? What’s your favorite part of this awesome lounge?