Time Well Spent: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Whether you have a client meeting in Houston or you're simply passing through for a connection, you have the opportunity to refresh, refuel and get some work done at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Check out the lists below for a terminal-by-terminal guide of what to do with some spare time at IAH:
Admirals Club: Located near Gate A25, this lounge provides complimentary snacks, made-to-order dishes, specialty drinks, showers, a business center and personal travel assistance. Take some time to refresh yourself after a long day of meetings in Houston or get some work done before it's time to take off again.
Massage Chairs: Massage chairs are available throughout George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and they offer an excellent way to soothe away any aches and pains that come with a stressful business trip.
KPRC 2 Travel Store: Pick up some snacks for the next trip, grab a replacement neck pillow to arrive well-rested for a day of work, or grab some reading material so you can keep sharp even if you’re sans inflight WiFi.
Hubcap Grill and Beer Yard: While there are plenty of chain restaurants available in Terminal A, one of the benefits of business travel through George Bush Intercontinental Airport is enjoying a taste of Texas.
United Club Lounge: United Airlines passengers can get some reprieve from the hectic main terminal by relaxing in this lounge. You can get some food, connect to free WiFi, enjoy a drink and print out important work files.
Currency Exchange: Are you traveling out of the country for business? Get some cash on hand before you go, so you don't have to worry about hunting down an ATM as soon as you land.
Rapid Charger Machines: Get your smartphones, tablets and external batteries charged up before you set off on a long-haul international flight so that you can stay productive at 40,000 ft.
CIBO Express Gourmet Market: Don't have time to enjoy one of the full-service restaurants before your business trip to Houston begins? This quick stop shop gives you access to high-quality snacks, prepackaged and ready to go.
Barcuterie: Get American-style bar food and charcuterie at this full-service local restaurant location. It's a casual location that's great to discuss business plans with coworkers.
Water Bottle Filling Stations: Forget paying a premium for post-security water bottles. Bring your own and keep it topped off at these convenient stations. You want to be properly hydrated for your business trip.
MADE: Texas: This unique airport gift store features pieces made by local Texas artisans, alongside vintage products that adhere to the overall Texan feel of the shop. You'll find something perfect for your office desk and kill some time during a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Vida Taqueria: Don't leave Texas until you've had some Tex-Mex cuisine. This taqueria also features vegetarian options if you have special requirements for your business travel.
Tax Rebates: Are you an international traveler visiting the United States for business? You can receive tax rebates on eligible purchases at this station so you can keep your expense report down.
Best Buy Express Automated Kiosk: Sometimes your electronics fail you at the worst possible moment on a business trip. Pick up common accessories and gadgets at this business-friendly automated kiosk so you won't fall behind on your projects.
Tony's Wine Cellar and Bistro: Enjoy this casual sit-down Italian dining experience, with comforting pasta dishes and a range of wines that offer a great way to reward yourself for getting through a tough meeting.
Mailsafe Express: If you want to mail your belongings rather than carry them on a flight, you can get everything handled before you even head through security. That's one less thing to worry about during your business travel at IAH.
Eddie Bauer: Travel accessories, clothes and luggage are available in abundance at this store. If you forgot something on the plane or at home, don't interrupt your business trip to replace it.
Cat Cora's Kitchen: Cat Cora, of Food Network fame, offers a variety of healthy meals to help you stick with a diet during business travel with a long layover in Houston.
The Best Resource
Looking for more recommendations? Check out the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Map and find the right in-airport activity for you.
At George Bush Intercontinental and need a ride? Check out how Uber works at IAH.
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