American Express Centurion Lounges to Reopen

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American Express is gearing up to reopen its prestigious Centurion Lounges. The private spaces for Amex cardholders, which have remained shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen beginning October 5, 2020. The Philadelphia and Seattle lounges will be the first to open (on the 5th), with other locations following suit after that. As of now, there are no definitive opening dates for the other lounges.

Expansion Plans

The Centurion Lounge will also undergo an expansion in some locations. According to American Express, both the LaGuardia (New York) and McCarran (Las Vegas) locations will grow substantially.

The New York lounge will relocate to the new Terminal B at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport. This new location will allow the Centurion Lounge to double in size, with new features including:

  • Family room
  • Extra workspaces
  • Private telephone rooms
  • Views of the NYC skyline

The lounge at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will also expand, with an additional 9,000 sq. ft. of floor space. This expansion will include extra multipurpose areas, a newly designed reception area, and workspace areas.

What Is the American Express Centurion Lounge?

The Amex Centurion Lounge is the pinnacle of luxury for traveling American Express cardholders. Access to these exclusive spaces is only available to customers of the following American Express cards:

The Centurion Lounge provides first-class amenities, including world-class dining and cocktails, spacious rooms for work, family time, and relaxation, and more.

Centurion Lounge Locations

There are currently 11 Centurion Lounges within the American Express airport lounge network. These lounges are in the following U.S. airports:

  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Las Vegas, NV (LAS
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
  • Houston, TX (IAH)
  • Dallas, TX (DFW)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • New York, NY (LGA)

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