American Express Announces New Centurion Lounge and Expansions

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New Centurion Lounge

American Express Announces New Centurion Lounge and Expansions

Update: American Express has confirmed the rumors and has provided the following information about the new lounge, and expansions.

  • The Centurion Lounge at Washington, D.C.’s, Reagan National Airport – With floor to ceiling windows, airfield views and one-of-a-kind design elements inspired by the city’s history, the new Centurion Lounge at DCA will span more than 11,500-square-feet. The upcoming lounge in DCA is estimated to open in late 2022, following the airport’s completion of Project Journey, a $1 billion capital improvement project. Built from the ground up, the entrance will be located in National Hall near Terminal B, after security. In addition to special local touches, the lounge will feature signature Centurion Lounge amenities such as a complimentary custom bar and food menu, premium restrooms and shower suites, access to high-speed Wi-Fi, noise-buffering workspaces, and more.
  • The Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – As the first location to open in the Pacific Northwest in 2015, The Centurion Lounge at SEA will soon triple in size to over 13,800 square ft and relocate to the mezzanine level of the Central Terminal. With a spacious entrance opening to the Central Terminal, the lounge will feature new seating areas that capitalize on the open-air atrium location. This expanded lounge will welcome Card Members with views of the airfield and Olympic Mountains, additional restrooms, private phone rooms and noise-buffering workspaces, cozy nooks, and more.
  • The Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International Airport – Located in Terminal 3, the Centurion Lounge at SFO will nearly double in size, increasing its footprint to almost 16,000 square feet. It will also introduce a new seasonal menu from Liholiho Yacht Club Executive Chef Ravi Kapur, offering clean, vibrant, and restorative dishes celebrating local purveyors from the Bay Area. New amenities include a second bar and café area, additional restrooms, private phone rooms and even more private workspaces.

DCA rendering, courtesy of American Express

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American Express has been reopening its popular Centurion Lounges after they were closed last year during the pandemic. As part of the reopening, American Express also announced the Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of new health and safety protocols and practices. You can read more about the reopening process here.

Now there’s a rumor that a brand new lounge could be added. The information comes from FlyerTalk, and it says that American Express will be building out a new Centurion lounge at Washington’s National airport.

The exact location of this lounge in not clear, but it is possible that it will be built at the current Admirals Club, on the center pier of the B/C terminal. We reached out for comment from Amex, and were told that “American Express is constantly exploring ways to enhance, expand and improve its Centurion Lounge network offerings, however we do not have further details to share at this time.” They added that for now, the company is just looking forward to opening new lounges at DEN and LHR soon.

The same user on FlyerTalk also reports also significant improvement at the Seattle location. The lounge will reportedly move from the current 4500 square foot space to a new 13,700 square foot space on the upper level of the Central Terminal, above the central food court. American Express will sign a 10 year lease with 5 year option.

This is in addition of the planned expansion for the Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International Airport that was announced in November. It includes almost doubling the footprint to almost 16,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Centurion Lounge locations.

Centurion Lounges

Access to the Centurion Lounges is a benefit for both The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express. You can also access it if you have the invitation-only Amex Centurion cards.

  • Charlotte
  • Dallas
  • Denver (coming soon)
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • London (coming soon)
  • Los Angeles
  • New York – LaGuardia
  • New York – JFK (coming soon)
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Miami
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco

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  1. For the life of me I can’t figure out why there is no Centurion Lounge at ORD or ATL. ORD, in particular, seems like a great addition. Anyone have any insight on this?

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