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One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee) and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN ($450 annual fee) 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.
As of now Amex’s US Centurion Lounge locations include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. American Express also intends to open Centurion Lounges in Denver, Los Angeles, and New York JFK.
We’ve known for a while that Amex is in the process of opening a new Centurion Lounge at DFW. They closed their previous Centurion Lounge on July 24, and they’re opening a new one that’s a bit larger, given that the previous lounge was constantly at capacity.
There’s some great news on that front — the new Amex Centurion Lounge DFW is now open. The new lounge is located near gate D12 (so it’s not far from the old lounge), and is 12,500 square feet, meaning it’s about 3,000 square feet larger than the previous space.
The new lounge has additional benefits like three shower suites, private telephone rooms, and a mother’s room.
That’s in addition to the following benefits, which the previous lounge already had:
- Full premium bar with specialty cocktails developed by Centurion lounge mixologist Jim Meehan, and wines handpicked by Centurion Lounge wine director Anthony Giglio, including seasonal wine flights
- Fresh, locally-inspired cuisine designed by James Beard Award-winning chef Dean Fearing
- Complimentary spa therapies from Exhale
- Semi-private, and dedicated work area with high-speed Wi-Fi
- Member services desk
- Conference space
- Family room
- Computer bar
- Large flat-screen TVs
American Express has also shared some pictures of the lounge space (so photo credit for all pictures goes to them):
The lounge space looks great, and I can’t wait to check it out myself. I’m not sure a 3,000 square foot increase will make a huge difference in terms of crowding, though it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
So, who’s going to be the first to check out the new Centurion Lounge?