American Express announced its 13th Centurion Lounge location, as well as confirmed rumors of its 14th location in Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The former, at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, will be the first Centurion Lounge in Europe and the second outside of the United States.
“Both in business and their personal lives, our Platinum Card Members are living more globally, and we are committed to meeting them wherever they go. London has long been a top destination for our Platinum Card members, so it makes perfect sense to bring our first Centurion Lounge in Europe to Heathrow,” said Chris Cracchiolo, SVP, Global Loyalty & Benefits, American Express, in a statement.
The London location opens in 2019, at 7,000 square feet and including all the amenities cardholders have come to expect from the Centurion Lounges. In addition, it will offer special amenities themed around London’s own style, culinary scene and history.
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You can expect:
- Concierge services
- Fresh and seasonal cuisine created in partner with local chefs
- Signature cocktails and premium spirits and wines
- Private workspaces
- Business amenities, such as printers
- Spa services
- Conference rooms
- Shower suites
- Family rooms
- Luggage lockers
Pop-Up Lounge in London, Dec. 13–16
In honor of the lounge’s opening, Platinum Card and Centurion members can visit a pop-up Centurion Lounge in London’s Covent Garden, Dec. 13–16. The pop-up lounge is located at Unit 6, Langley Street and is open 11 a.m.–6 p.m. every day. Visitors will enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers, gift wrapping services, charging stations and family amenities. Members can bring up to two guests to the pop-up.
How to Get Access to the New London Lounge
Centurion Lounge access is complimentary and exclusive for Centurion members and Platinum card holders (learn more), including the Business Platinum card (read more). Platinum card holders can bring along up to two travel companions.
Don’t have an AmEx card? Here are a few other places you can get lounge access, but unfortunately, AmEx has done a stellar job of keeping the Centurion Lounge exclusive to its members.
Interested in accessing one of the biggest lounge networks in the world, Priority Pass Select? You can do so with…
- The Platinum Card from American Express and Business Platinum (learn more)
- The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
- Citi Prestige Card
- Hilton Honors Ascend Card (learn more)