American Express Announces Centurion Lounge Reopening & Expansion Plans


Update 12/7/20: Las Vegas opening today.

Update 11/23/20: Phoenix opening today.

Update 11/2/20: Los Angeles opening today.

Update 10/26/20: Miami reopens today.

Update 10/19/20: Houston now open as well, Dallas-Fort Worth opening in the coming days.

Update 10/12/20: CLT and SFO now open as well.

Update: SEA and PHL locations are currently open. The new Centurion Lounge at JFK will open in the coming days. The Centurion Lounges at CLT, SFO, IAH, and DFW will reopen later this month. Hat tip to reader Tony

Original post: American Express has announced plans for reopening and expanding centurion lounges as well as introducing the ‘The Centurion Lounge Commitment’ (health and safety protocols for COVID-19).

Reopening Plans

Centurion lounges will begin to reopen on October 5, 2020. To start with both the Philadelphia and Seattle lounges will reopen with other lounges to follow (no firm dates given for the other lounges).

Lounge Commitment

This is just American Express’ fancy way of saying health and safety changes due to COVID. The changes will be as follows: socially distanced seating, reduced capacity, increased cleaning frequency, requirements to wear a face covering when entering the lounge, served food instead of buffets, and more.

Expansion Plans

These expansion plans will be completed in 2021, no firm dates given.

  • LGA lounge will double in size and relocate to the brand new Terminal B. This will include a family room, additional workspaces, private telephone rooms and views of the NYC skyline.
  • LAS lounge will increase by nearly 9,000 square feet to a total of 13,400 square feet. This will include additional multi purpose areas, new telephone rooms and newly newly designed reception and workspace areas

They also said they are still working towards opening new lounge locations in New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, London’s Heathrow Airport and Denver International Airport (previously announced but delayed).

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