LUFTHANSA has opened a new Senator and Business Class Lounge near the airline’s gates in Terminal B at Newark (EWR), across from the SAS lounge.   The lounges provide approximately 5000 square feet of space for passengers traveling on one of the many flights operated by Lufthansa and Swiss from Newark.  Lufthansa now operates 62 lounges world-wide with a combined space of 387,500 square feet for passengers.

According to the LH press release, passengers traveling in First Class and Business Class will have the ability to utilize EWR’s Fast Lane screening option as well.

To have access to the Senator Lounge, passengers need to be flying in First Class, be a Lufthansa HON or Senator, or have Star Alliance Gold membership with an alliance airline.    The Business Class Lounge is available to anyone traveling in Business Class who does not have any other Star Alliance or Miles & More credentials.   Be mindful that the lounge attendant will typically require you to show your Star Alliance Gold card if you are not seated in First Class or are not an LH Senator or HON.   Your boarding pass is typically not enough to gain entry, but your mileage may vary.   In the past I’ve been told by lounge attendants that they need to swipe your card to log your entry.