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- Review: Lufthansa Lounge Detroit Airport (DTW)
- Review: Lufthansa Business Class 787 (DTW-FRA)
- Review: Lufthansa Welcome Lounge Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
- Review: Hilton Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
- Review: Condor Business Class A330-900neo (FRA-SEA)
- Are Condor’s “Prime” Business Class Seats Worth It?
- Review: Marriott Seattle Airport (SEA)
- Review: Alaska Lounge Seattle Airport (SEA)
- Review: Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle Airport (SEA)
- Review: Alaska Airlines 737-900ER First Class (SEA-MIA)
Prior to the final sector of my quick review trip to Germany, I visited a couple of lounges at SeaTac Airport. In the previous installment I reviewed the Alaska Lounge Seattle, and in this post I wanted to review the Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle.
Amex opened an expanded Centurion Lounge in Seattle in February 2023, so I was excited to check this out. After visiting, I can say that this is probably my favorite location in the Centurion Lounge network, as it has some new features and a somewhat different design than the other lounges in the network.
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Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle location
The Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle has a convenient location, whether you’re originating in Seattle or connecting. It’s located in the Central Terminal, on the mezzanine level above the food court. So when you clear security, just look for the food court, which won’t be too far away (it’s either left or right, depending on which checkpoint you go through).
When you’re facing the food court, head toward the back left, and there you’ll see the elevator leading up to the Centurion Lounge.
The reception desk is located at the top of the elevator. There I was welcomed by Jennifer, who wouldn’t have been nicer or more welcoming.
Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle hours
The Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle is currently open daily from 5AM until 10PM, covering a majority of departures from the airport. The airport does have some late night redeyes, so the lounge will close prior to some of those flights.
Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle entry requirements
This Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle has the same entry requirements as all the other lounges in the network. Amex Centurion Lounges can be accessed by those who have any of the following cards:
- The Platinum Card® from American Express (review)
- The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (review)
- Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card (review)
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card (review)
- Amex Centurion Card
When it comes to accessing Amex Centurion Lounges, there are some terms to be aware of:
- You need a same day boarding pass to access Centurion Lounges, and in the case of Delta Reserve cardmembers, the boarding pass needs to be for travel on Delta
- You can access Centurion Lounges up to three hours before departure, unless you’re connecting, in which case you can access earlier
- You can’t access Centurion Lounges on arrival, or with a standby or non-revenue standby ticket
- If you’re guesting people into Centurion Lounges, you need to stay with them the entire time they’re in the lounge
Note that guesting policies differ based on the card you have and how much you spend on it, and you can read more about that here.
Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle layout & seating
The newly expanded Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle is 14,000 square feet, so it’s more than three times as big as the previous lounge, which was only 4,500 square feet. It has seating for roughly 400 guests.
When you enter the lounge, you’ll first see some seating to the left, which is reserved for those with the Amex Centurion Card.
If this seating is intended to be premium, I find the placement a bit odd, since it’s the least private and most exposed area of the lounge (everyone who enters walks past), and it’s also farthest from the buffet. But I guess perhaps being seen by everyone might just be the goal? I dunno… 😉
Across from this and to the right is the bar area, which is visually pretty beautiful. This area has some high-top seating at the bar, booths, over a dozen dining tables, and then also a couple of communal tables. Since I visited in the morning, this area was pretty quiet, since most people preferred to sit in the dining area.
Next up is the lounge’s wellness cafe and barista coffee station, which I’ll talk more about below.
There are a few more dining tables across from this space.
Also in this area are a few couches, as well as a phone room and a multi-purpose room (which I guess is intended to be a more flexible version of a family room).
This space then leads into the dining area, which once again has a cool design that I find much more interesting than the typical Centurion Lounge decor. This space has dining tables along a very long booth.
After you walk through the dining room, you’ll find yourself in the final room of the lounge, which has much more typical Centurion Lounge decor. The one thing that stands out is the art from Harold Caudio, featuring a 40 square foot mural of the Seattle skyline that’s made of coffee beans.
All-in-all, I quite like the lounge’s decor, and appreciate that it’s not just a cookie cutter Centurion Lounge. It’s nice to see the design concept evolving. As far as the lounge’s views go, much of the lounge opens up into the terminal, and has a view of the food court. However, the very back of the lounge also has views of the airfield, and of the Olympic mountains, at least on a clear day.
Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle food & drinks
I visited the Centurion Lounge in the morning, when breakfast was being served. You can find the Centurion Lounge Seattle’s menu below.
The buffet in the lounge is located in the dining area, and I have to say, this was one of my favorite Centurion Lounge breakfast spreads I’ve seen anywhere (mainly because I’m personally not a fan of meat at breakfast, and I find most Centurion Lounges have a heavy emphasis on that).
Breakfast options included fruit, yogurt, granola, muffins, energy shots, an egg scramble with cured salmon, sweet potato frittata, peach cobbler french toast, and oatmeal.
Across from the food was a self-serve drink station, with an espresso machine, drip coffee, Twinnings tea, some syrups, and orange juice.
While I didn’t have any alcohol, you can find the Centurion Lounge’s cocktail list below.
One awesome new feature of the Centurion Lounge Seattle is that it has a wellness cafe, which is the first time that we’ve seen a concept like this at a Centurion Lounge.
Most exciting (at least to me) is that there’s now barista coffee available. I had a cappuccino, which was smooth and delicious.
The wellness cafe also has small bites, including blueberry pastries, fruit and cheese skewers, and power bowls in the morning, and sandwiches, crispy kale chips, and more, in the afternoon. Smoothies are also available later in the day. Unfortunately prior to 7AM, only barista coffee is available, so I wasn’t able to try anything else. Still, I love this concept.
Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle bathrooms & showers
The Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle’s bathrooms are near the center of the lounge. The men’s room was a decent size, and had L’Occitane amenities.
The Centurion Lounge also has showers, though I didn’t have enough time to check those out, unfortunately.
The Centurion Lounge Seattle is the newest location in Amex’s network, and the lounge impressed me. This lounge has some cool design features that you won’t find in other Centurion Lounges, and also has a wellness cafe concept with barista made coffee and smoothies. Personally I also liked the food selection more than in other Centurion Lounges.
This is a great lounge option in Seattle, and such a huge improvement over the old Centurion Lounge.
What do you make of the Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle?