American Express unveiled plans to add two more locations to its Centurion airport lounge collection this year – including its first international one — and to expand an existing location.
The first Centurion Lounge outside the U.S. will be at Hong Kong International Airport. The 8,000-square-foot Hong Kong lounge will be in Terminal 1, but AmEx provided no other details except to say it will offer “a unique selection of premium amenities, food and beverages.” The company noted that Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most popular destinations for premium AmEx cardholders.
The other new lounge this year will be in Philadelphia International’s Terminal A West. That 6,300 square foot facility will have a complimentary premium bar and a food menu with “Philadelphia favorites,” as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrooms with a private shower suite, and free Wi-Fi.
AmEx did not give estimated opening dates for the new lounges. Centurion Lounges are available at no charge for AmEx Platinum Card holders with reservations for same-day travel; other AmEx cardholders can access the lounges with a day pass that costs $50, subject to capacity limits. Click here for details on the lounges.
Meanwhile, the company said it also will expand its Centurion Lounge in Seattle-Tacoma International’s Terminal B from the current 3,100 square feet to 4,500, adding a private shower suite, additional restrooms, extra seating, a full premium bar, and “spectacular views of Mount Rainier.” Work should be finished in the first half of this year, AmEx said.
I sure wish they’d find a way to expand the Centurion Lounge at SFO— nearly every time I go, the lounge is a mob scene and I turn around and leave.
Besides Seattle, existing Centurion Lounges are in Dallas/Ft. Worth International, Las Vegas McCarran, New York LaGuardia, San Francisco International, Miami International and Houston Bush Intercontinental.
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