American Express’s Centurion Lounge sprouted a mini-me version: the “Centurion Studio” in Seattle this week.
The small space has similar design elements as the popular lounges that you’ve seen on TravelSkills or in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dallas, Miami and New York LaGuardia.
The Studio is located inside in Sea-Tac’s main terminal Concourse B, opposite gate B3- near Virgin America, Southwest and Frontier gates. It’s open from 5 am until 10 pm daily.
In addition to its smaller size there are some things about the studio that make it different.
First, to control crowding, access is limited to Platinum and Centurion card holders + one guest ONLY. No $50 one-day passes for non-platinum Amex card members. Rules here. Crowding has been a big problem at other lounges, so these measures should help.
Second, there’s only beer and wine— no booze. And there’s only one red and one white wine from Columbia Valley and three local craft brews. (Compared to the full-on wine tasting experience you get at the San Francisco lounge.)
While Centurion Lounges are now famous for celebrity chef inspired full-meal buffets, the studio will only offer “lite bites” such as granola/yogurt parfaits for breakfast and grilled veggies or crudite later in the day.
Our first look: Centurion Lounge at SFO
Related: Centurion Lounge Miami
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