One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is access to Centurion Lounges. These lounges are for the most part significantly better than what’s offered by US airlines, as the lounges have complimentary cocktails, hot food, and a couple of them even have spas.
As of now Amex’s US Centurion Lounge locations include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. American Express has already formally announced that a Centurion Lounge will be opening at New York JFK (specifically, in Terminal 4) in early 2019, and in Phoenix in late 2019.
We’ve heard all kinds of rumors about other airports that are in the running for a Centurion Lounge, though it looks like we now know the next airport where Amex is actively working on securing space and finalizing a contract. The Denver City Council is in the process of approving a 10-year lease for the construction of an Amex Centurion Lounge, to be located in the C Concourse of Denver International Airport.
Based on the presentation, here’s what we know about their plans:
- The 10 year lease would cost $20 million, and will include a capital investment of over $14 million
- The Amex Centurion Lounge Denver would be 14,650 square feet (which would make it the second largest Centurion Lounge, as the one at JFK will be 15,000 square feet)
Based on the presentation it looks like the lounge would include all the standard Centurion Lounge perks, and would even have a spa and wellness area (which otherwise only the Dallas and Miami locations have).
The lounge would be located in the C Concourse, towards the end of the concourse, which will be expanded over the coming years. All terminals at Denver Airport are connected airside. The C Concourse is used by airlines including Alaska, Allegiant, Southwest, and Spirit, so this isn’t the concourse United operates out of, though it can easily be accessed from there. This is also where Timberline Steaks & Grille is located, which is the Priority Pass restaurant at the airport.
It doesn’t look like a planned construction or opening date has been made public yet. Typically it takes less than a year for these lounges to be built, so if this gets approved smoothly and construction isn’t too complicated, I imagine the Centurion Lounge would be open by 2019.
What a cool development for Denver International Airport!
Anyone excited at the prospect of an Amex Centurion Lounge Denver?