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.
Over the past several months, Amex has temporarily closed a few of their lounges, including in Dallas, Las Vegas, and Miami. They’ve done this both to perform necessary maintenance, and also in some cases to expand the space.
Just over a week ago we learned that the Centurion Lounge Seattle would be the next one to close. The lounge temporarily closed on March 11, 2019, so they could “renovate and improve” the space.
Well, I’ve just received word from American Express that the Centurion Lounge Seattle reopened this morning at 5AM, so it was only closed for about a week.
I suspect what they did to the lounge was mostly necessary maintenance and maybe some minor changes to the furnishings, so I doubt you’ll notice many differences. Amex already expanded this space in 2017, and even so it’s almost always at capacity.
While you can go back to using the Centurion Lounge, keep in mind that the Amex Platinum comes with a Priority Pass membership, so you have some other lounge options as well, in case the Amex Centurion Lounge gets crowded:
- If you have a Priority Pass membership through the Amex Platinum, you can use either of The Club at SEA locations
- Temporarily Priority Pass added a restaurant at the airport, though it seems like it has been removed from the network for now; many reported still being allowed to get the credit there, though in the past several days reports suggest they’ve stopped accepting Priority Pass
- If you’re flying Delta same day, you can access the awesome Delta SkyClub at SeaTac using your Amex Platinum Card
Delta SkyClub Seattle
If anyone checks out the Centurion Lounge Seattle over the coming days, please report back on any differences you may notice!