2020 is an exciting year for Amex Centurion Lounges, as a total of six new lounges are expected to join Amex’s network.
Amex Centurion Lounge Los Angeles
In this post I wanted to specifically talk about the Amex Centurion Lounge Los Angeles, which will be opening in just a few days.
Centurion Lounge opens Monday
While this lounge was first announced back in 2018, it will finally become a reality shortly.
The Amex Centurion Lounge LAX will be opening as of Monday, March 9, 2020. This will be the 12th Centurion Lounge to join Amex’s network.
LAX is among the busiest airports in the world, with over 88 million passengers per year, so it’s a logical place for Amex to expand to.
Centurion Lounge LAX size
The Centurion Lounge LAX will be nearly 14,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Centurion Lounges to date. It will have seating for over 200 people.
Centurion Lounge LAX location
The Centurion Lounge will be located in Tom Bradley International Terminal. It appears the lounge will be located on the 4th floor (directly underneath the Qantas First Lounge).
This is between the international arrivals and immigration area, and the international baggage claim area. Below are some pictures Tiffany snapped of the area a few weeks ago, when the lounge was still under construction.
TBIT is connected airside to Terminals 4, 5, 6, and 7 — it’s only about a five minute walk from Terminal 4 (which is American’s primary terminal), and then expect it to take an extra five minutes per terminal, give or take.
In other words, to get there from Terminal 7 you’d take the underground walkway to Terminal 6, then the underground walkway to Terminal 5, then the underground walkway to Terminal 4, and then the connector to TBIT from there. It’s quite a trek.
Centurion Lounge LAX hours
The Centurion Lounge will be open daily from 6:30AM until 11PM.
I don’t want to go so far as to say those hours are limited, though that doesn’t nearly cover all departures from the airport:
- There are all kinds of flights leaving prior to 6:30AM, though primarily from terminals other than TBIT (so perhaps they assume people wouldn’t make the trek anyway)
- The 11PM closing time seems early for TBIT, given that there are plenty of flights leaving at 1AM, or even later
Still, I recognize they need to strike a balance, and this does cover a vast majority of flight departures.
Centurion Lounge LAX food & drinks
The Centurion Lounge’s executive chef will be Nancy Silverton, and the menu is expected to include mozza meatballs, roasted beets with horseradish vinaigrette, farro salad with fresh herbs and feta, Butterscotch budino, and more.
There will also be a full bar with a wine selection curated by Anthony Giglio and specialty cocktails by Jim Meehan. On top of that, there will be coffee from City Bean Roasters.
Centurion Lounge LAX spa & wellness area
The Centurion Lounge will also have spa and wellness amenities:
- The lounge will have sunrise and moonrise tranquility rooms, offering brightly and dimly lit quiet spaces to relax
- The lounge will have an Exhale spa, with services centered around energy and light, like Light Therapy, Reiki, and ear reflexology
Centurion Lounge LAX pictures
Here are some pictures American Express has shared of the new Centurion Lounge LAX:
Centurion Lounge LAX entrance
Centurion Lounge LAX bar area
Centurion Lounge LAX seating
Centurion Lounge LAX seating
Centurion Lounge LAX relaxation area
Centurion Lounge LAX access
There are a few ways to access Amex Centurion Lounges:
- Those with The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (review) can access Centurion Lounges with two guests when departing on any airline
- Those with the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card (review) and Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card can access Centurion Lounges when departing on Delta
In all cases, Centurion Lounge access is limited to three hours before departure. The exception is if you’re connecting, in which case you can access the lounge earlier (should your connection be more than three hours).
On top of that, those with the Amex Centurion Card can access Centurion Lounges, and they can use the lounges on departure or arrival, with no time limit.
Centurion Lounge Los Angeles bottom line
It’s exciting to see that Los Angeles is finally getting a Centurion Lounge. The location in TBIT won’t be convenient for everyone, but at least it can be accessed airside from many terminals.
The lounge will be quite large, and will also have a spa, which is cool.
Anyone excited to check out the Centurion Lounge LAX?