Now Open: New Amex Centurion Lounge New York LaGuardia (LGA)

Now Open: New Amex Centurion Lounge New York LaGuardia (LGA)

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The newest Amex Centurion Lounge has opened its doors as of today.

Basics of the new Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia

American Express first opened a Centurion Lounge at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) back in 2014. At around 5,000 square feet, it was one of the smaller lounges in the network, and was consistently crowded. For a while American Express has been working on opening a new Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia, and that lounge has opened as of today.

Here are some basic details of the new Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia:

  • The lounge is roughly 10,000 square feet, making it twice the size of the previous lounge
  • The lounge is located in Terminal B, which is LaGuardia’s gorgeous new terminal
  • The lounge is located past security on the fourth floor, one level up from the main concourse, and right before the Eastern Concourse pedestrian bridge; it’s pretty noteworthy that this lounge is after security, because the previous lounge was before security, which was a point of frustration for many
  • For now the lounge is open from 5AM until 6PM, except on Saturdays, when it closes at 5PM
  • Centurion Lounges can be accessed by those with the Amex Personal Platinum or Amex Business Platinum, as well as those with the Centurion Card; currently you can take two guests into the lounge for free, but that will change as of February 2023
  • This will be the second Centurion Lounge in the New York City area, as a Centurion Lounge has also opened at JFK
Entrance to the new Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia

Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia amenities

Thanks to the Centurion Lounge’s significantly increased size, you can also expect a variety of new amenities. Here are some of the highlights of the lounge, including the food & drink selection:

  • Amex has partnered with New York City independent bookstore McNally Jackson to design a study space, which is supposed to deliver a library-esque ambiance
  • The new lounge features custom design elements reminiscent of the Big Apple, including arched shapes in the dining area referencing downtown architecture and local bridges, and phone rooms with artistic murals
  • The Centurion Lounge has food from New York City chef Cédric Vongerichten, with menu items including signature favorites and several vegetarian and vegan options
  • The Centurion Lounge has signature cocktails developed my mixologist Jim Meehan; there are New York City themed cocktails, like the Lower East Cider and Grand Central Express
  • The Centurion Lounge has locally sourced beverage options, including coffee from Brooklyn Roasting, and beer from Coney Island Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Here’s a sample of the food menu in the lounge:

And here are some pictures American Express has shared of the new Centurion Lounge:

Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia seating
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia seating
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia bar
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia bar
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia dining
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia dining
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia dining
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia cocktails
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia cocktails
Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia cocktails

Bottom line

American Express has opened its new Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia Airport. Not only is this lounge double the size of the old one, but it’s also located past security, which is a change that many passengers will appreciate.

Ultimately the lounge looks great, though Amex continues to have major issues with lounge crowding, which is a reason that I usually avoid these lounges when traveling, and head to a quieter airline-run lounge.

What do you make of the new Amex Centurion Lounge LaGuardia?

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  1. Jimmy

    Martabak telor in LGA Centurion? I don't even get to sample those in Indonesian lounge. Lots of Indo items in the menu.. hmmm

  2. Guflyer

    As someone who frequently flies on late flights, it bothers me how early that Amex Centurion lounged are closing these days.

  3. pstm91

    It's funny, I always saw comments about how the LGA one was constantly overcrowded. I probably visited this lounged 50 times over the past 5 or so years and I can only think of one time that it was truly packed. Every other time I always had a seat at the bar or a table right next to it. Guess I was just lucky... but tons of those flights were at peak times. With all...

    It's funny, I always saw comments about how the LGA one was constantly overcrowded. I probably visited this lounged 50 times over the past 5 or so years and I can only think of one time that it was truly packed. Every other time I always had a seat at the bar or a table right next to it. Guess I was just lucky... but tons of those flights were at peak times. With all that said, I'm excited to see this new one. Looks like the bar is actually facing the windows now, which is nice.

    1. Eskimo

      LGA is overcrowded, but people in there are like most New Yorkers, they know how to behave in massive numbers. I still feel LGA is among the better locations.

      West coast lounges are the ones where overcrowded does feel overcrowded. Yes SEA and SFO are the worst. (until maybe a BOS location)

  4. David

    Great to see this open, without much fanfare. Hey Lufthansa and United, this is how you release a new product.

    1. UA-NYC

      United actually has an excellent lounge at LGA now...they just can't be bothered to re-open it

  5. P-LGA

    Menu looks so tasty. Though I can see the "absolutely zero spice" crowd complaining that there aren't any mains that suit them.

  6. DLPTATL

    Those with the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card (personal or business) are also eligible to visit The Centurion Lounge when flying on a same-day Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight.

  7. Steve

    Centurion LGA consistently has the best staff of all the amex lounges, feel like some the bartenders have been there since they opened. Im excited to see the new space.

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Jimmy

Martabak telor in LGA Centurion? I don't even get to sample those in Indonesian lounge. Lots of Indo items in the menu.. hmmm

Guflyer

As someone who frequently flies on late flights, it bothers me how early that Amex Centurion lounged are closing these days.

Eskimo

LGA is overcrowded, but people in there are like most New Yorkers, they know how to behave in massive numbers. I still feel LGA is among the better locations. West coast lounges are the ones where overcrowded does feel overcrowded. Yes SEA and SFO are the worst. (until maybe a BOS location)

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