Priority Pass is the the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,000 participating lounges around the world. Some of these are airline lounges, some are contract lounges, and lately they’ve gotten creative and have expanded beyond that.
For example, just a few weeks ago I went to Portland to review their ridiculously awesome Priority Pass lounge setup. As a Priority Pass member you can access the Alaska Lounge…
You can get a spirits flight of up to $28 per person at House Spirits Distillery…
You can eat and drink for up to $28 per person at Capers Cafe Le Bar…
And you can eat, drink, and/or shop for up to $28 per person at Capers Market.
Not bad, eh?
Recently a steakhouse at Denver Airport also joined Priority Pass, which is great news for those who frequent the airport, as it didn’t previously have a Priority Pass lounge.
Well, Priority Pass has just announced their newest location in the US. Corona Beach House in Miami Airport’s Concourse D is now a Priority Pass lounge. Priority Pass members can spend up to $30 each (which is $2 more than at other Priority Pass restaurants), so if you’re traveling with two others, $90 will be taken off your final tab.
Corona Beach House is located between gates D23 & D24. The D Concourse is where American flights leave from, so this will prove popular with American flyers.
The restaurant looks a bit small and doesn’t necessarily look totally up my alley (I can’t bring myself to drink beer), though I appreciate the concept. The restaurant is open daily from 6:30AM until 10PM, with them switching over from breakfast to lunch at 11AM.
You can find the menu for the restaurant here — as you can see, they mostly have sandwiches, burgers, salads, specialty cocktails, and beer.
If you want to have a meal and then visit a nearby lounge, keep in mind that the Amex Centurion Lounge Miami is near gate D12, so it’s just a short walk away. However, a Priority Pass membership won’t get you in — you’ll need The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express.
If you don’t have access to Priority Pass, here are some of the best cards that get you access, along with their guesting policies:
|Card||# Of Guests Who Get Free Access||Authorized User Access||Cost To Add Authorized User|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||2||Yes||$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That (Rates & Fees)|
|The Business Platinum® Card from American Express||2||Yes||$300 Per Person (Rates & Fees)|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||2||Yes||$75 Per Person|
|Citi Prestige® Credit Card||2||Yes||$50 Per Person. ($75 Per Person for Cardmember Anniversary dates after September 1, 2019)|
|Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card||2||No||$0|
|Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card||2||No||$0|
While Corona Beach House isn’t the first Priority Pass lounge at Miami Airport, it is the first one in American’s concourse. Also part of Priority Pass are Club America in Concourse F, the Avianca Lounge in Concourse J, and VIP Lounge Miami in Concourse J.
It’s great to see the Priority Pass restaurant concept expand. The US airports with Priority Pass restaurants now include Denver, Miami, and Portland, and I’m sure more are on the way soon.
Does anyone plan on checking out Corona Beach House at Miami Airport?
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees).