American Express Plans Centurion Lounge Expansions And Reopening

American Express has today shared that it will start to reopen its Centurion Lounges from October. Additionally, with this move, it will expand two of the lounges while introducing a series of health and safety measures.

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The lounges at Seattle-Tacoma and Philadelphia International are set to reopen on October 5th. Photo: American Express

Change of scene

According to a statement today, the lounge at New York’s LaGuardia Airport will be moved to another location in the hub’s Terminal B. This new area is larger, and the lounge will be twice the size of the existing facility.

be found past the security check and is set to boast a family room, extra workspaces, and private telephone rooms. Notably, visitors will be able to enjoy the views of the famous skyline of New York City.

This switch complements the planned transition at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Here, the Centurion Lounge will go through an overhaul. The area only opened at the airport seven years ago. However, it is already going through a significant change.

The lounge will cover over 13,400 square feet, which is a considerable increase from 9,000 square feet. Nonetheless, it’s not only about space, as it will feature an array of revised offerings. Multi-purpose areas, new private telephone rooms, and workspace areas will be behind a redesigned reception.

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There are changes happening at Las Vegas Airport. Photo: Getty Images

Safety first

Alexander Lee, American Express’ vice president of Travel Experiences & Benefits, spoke about the reopening and expansions of the firm’s signature lounges. Above all, his company prioritizes the health and safety of its customers and colleagues amid these processes.

“The health, safety and comfort of our Card Members and colleagues remains our top priority as we look to expand and reopen our iconic Centurion Lounges around the world,” Lee said, as per the press release.

“We believe travel is core to our Card Members’ lifestyles, and like them, we look forward to the day when we can travel the world again – we’re excited to welcome them back into our Centurion Lounges soon.”

The Centurion Lounge Commitment will support the health and safety of visitors amid the global health crisis. There will be socially distanced seating, reduced capacity, and increased cleaning frequency.

Additionally, those entering will be required to wear a face mask or covering. Food will also be served instead of buffet options. The company also highlights the implementation of a contactless check-in, using the American Express® App.

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The company is looking to provide a safe yet comforting experience. Photo: American Express

Back on track

Overall, these announcements are just the beginning of the revival of the American Express Centurion Lounge program. The business is also looking to open it’s newest lounge locations before the year is over. New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, London’s Heathrow Airport, and Denver International Airport will all see new additions.

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Undoubtedly, the experience at airport lounges is generally different from previous times. However, companies are still finding ways to provide a premium experience during these challenging times.

What are your thoughts about American Express plans for its Centurion Lounges? Will you be visiting any of the lounges soon? Let us know what you think of them in the comment section.