Further Details On Amex’s Centurion Lounge Miami Expansion

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American Express sure is making improvements to their network of Centurion Lounges, which are their lounges available to those with The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express. In addition to opening Centurion Lounges in Hong Kong and Philadelphia this month, Amex is also expanding some of their existing Centurion Lounges. We’ve known that Amex is planning on expanding their Centurion Lounges at DFW and Miami, and we now have more details of one of those expansions.


The new Centurion Lounge Hong Kong

Yesterday the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved the expansion of the Amex Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport. The Centurion Lounge Miami expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, though construction delays at airports are common, so I wouldn’t necessarily count on that. Here’s what Amex says about the expansion of the Centurion Lounge, and what we can expect:

The expansion of The Centurion lounge at MIA (Concourse D, near Gate D12 on the 4th floor) is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Card Members can look forward to enjoying:

  • More than 4,000 square feet of additional space
  • Additional food buffet and beverage area
  • Wine bar
  • Additional restrooms
  • Additional tranquility area
  • More lounge seating
  • Two private telephone rooms

The Centurion Lounge at MIA will continue to offer the features and amenities Card Members have come to know and love at the existing location, including:

  • Complimentary spa therapies from Exhale
  • Full premium bar with specialty cocktails developed by Centurion lounge mixologist Jim Meehan, and wines handpicked by Centurion lounge wine director Anthony Giglio
  • Fresh, locally-inspired cuisine designed by James Beard Award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein
  • Semi-private, and dedicated work area with high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Member services desk
  • Conference space
  • Family room
  • Computer bar
  • Large flat-screen TVs


The Centurion Lounge Miami

I’m a big fan of the additional restrooms, as Centurion Lounges seem to consistently not have enough. The wine bar is also intriguing, and hopefully will take some congestion away from the main bar area.

Given that the expansion is happening to the existing lounge, I expect there will be quite a bit of noise from construction over the coming year. Meanwhile the expanded Centurion Lounge in Dallas shouldn’t cause any disruptions in the interim, given that they’re building a new lounge altogether.

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Comments

  1. MIA centurion is 100 times better now that the guest policy changed and families of 10 aren’t allowed.

  2. I was there recently on a Sunday around 530P and it was ridiculously crowded but cleared up as the South America flights were leaving. I have to say that given the mass of humanity in that tiny space, the staff did a great job. Drinks were easy to get, food was constantly refreshed and they did their best to remove used glasses and plates. Finding a place to sit was another story.

  3. This weekend I asked the agents in DFW about the expansion. They said they didn’t know any details and hadn’t received any official announcement.

  4. I’d love to see the cost-benefit analysis at AmEx on deciding between

    1. Expanding existing lounges and/or opening second lounges, and
    2. Further limiting club admittance to *JUST* the cardholders for Plat. and Centurion cards with no free guests, or just 1 or 2 guests at $50 each…or something akin to that.

    I’m all about Option 2.

  5. No free guests is non-competitive and will result in them losing material business. The limits they introduced are the right balance.

  6. The Amex lounge is a decent option. But the Brady Bunch rascals need to stay in the teen area , somewhere else.

    And please stop screaming: “Little Johnny what do you want from the menuuuu?”. TSA agents are already in clear violation of human ear and noise capacity!

  7. @AdamR I think card holders should be limited to 1 or 2 guests but not more. Personally I’d be happy with it just being good for two people. I think its a bit harsh to make it just for the card holder since couples often travel together, but we certainly don’t need the brady bunch in the lounges.

  8. Friday Oct 6: Not sure if it was a lull in traffic, but was in the lounge today (12:30pm to 2pm) …..1.5 hours and I could see a good amount of empty-ness. I saw about (10) empty seats, including barstools- for the FIRST time ever. Normally, for last 2 years its been SRO. So, maybe the restrictions are working? After flight was delayed, went to AA Lounge , and it was even more spacious as its about 4 times as large.

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