One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (review) is access to Centurion Lounges. These lounges are at airports, and 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.
Current Amex Centurion Lounge Locations
Amex’s network of Centurion Lounges has grown significantly in the past few years. At this point, there are Centurion Lounges in Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Note that there are also some other Amex Lounges, especially at international airports, though these aren’t technically Centurion Lounges.
Amex Centurion Lounge Miami
New Amex Centurion Lounge Locations Coming
American Express has announced six new Centurion Lounge openings in the past several months. Amex is generally tight-lipped about when they’ll actually open these lounges. They usually announce the lounges in advance, but then don’t provide many details about the timeline until a particular lounge is close to opening.
As of now, Centurion Lounges are officially in the pipeline for the following airports:
- London Heathrow
- Los Angeles
- New York JFK
So, when should we expect these new lounges to open?
Amex Centurion Lounge Phoenix Opening Date
The Amex Centurion Lounge Phoenix is expected to open in November 2019. There will both be a Centurion Lounge and Escape Lounge, and they’ll be located in Terminal 4. The lounges will feature a combined total of 9,500 square feet.
Centurion Lounge Phoenix rendering
Amex Centurion Lounge London Heathrow Opening Date
The Amex Centurion Lounge London Heathrow is expected to open in the first half of 2020. The lounge will be located in Terminal 3, and is expected to be about 7,000 square feet, so it will be quite small.
Amex Centurion Lounge New York JFK Opening Date
The Amex Centurion Lounge New York JFK is expected to open in the first half of 2020 as well. The lounge will be located in Terminal 4, and will be two levels, with a total of about 15,000 square feet, making it one of Amex’s biggest Centurion Lounges.
Centurion Lounge JFK rendering
Amex Centurion Lounge Charlotte Opening Date
The Amex Centurion Lounge Charlotte is expected to open at some point in 2020, which makes me believe it will be closer to the end of the year. The lounge will be located between Concourses D & E, and it’s expected to be about 13,000 square feet.
Amex Centurion Lounge Los Angeles Opening Date
The Amex Centurion Lounge Los Angeles is expected to open at some point in 2020, which also makes me believe it will be closer to the end of the year. The lounge will be located in Tom Bradley International Terminal, and it’s expected to be nearly 14,000 square feet, and is also expected to have a spa.
Amex Centurion Lounge Denver Opening Date
The Amex Centurion Lounge Denver is expected to open at some point in 2020, which makes me believe it will be closer to the end of the year. The lounge will be located in Concourse C, and it’s expected to be nearly 15,000 square feet.
New Centurion Lounge Opening Summary
It’s great to see that by the end of the year we should see the portfolio of Centurion Lounges grow by over 50%. I’d note that further construction delays could very well happen. After all, most of these lounges were projected to open in 2019, but those dates slipped.
Still, we can at least expect the Centurion Lounge Phoenix by November, and then the London and New York Centurion Lounges in the first half of next year.
Which of these new Centurion Lounges are you most excited about? Where else would you most like to see Centurion Lounges?
(Tip of the hat to Zach Griff)