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.