In an airport dominated by American Airlines and its four lounges, it’s easy to forget that there’s another upscale oasis available: The American Express Centurion Lounge. Located upstairs from Dylan’s Candy Bar and across from gate D-17, the DFW Centurion Lounge is typical of the American Express product.
DFW Centurion Lounge Location
The lounge is a bit easy to miss, given its second-level location and some confusing signage. We walked by it a couple of times before noticing the sign pointing us up the escalator.
Inside The Lounge
Once upstairs, you’ll see the entrance to the lounge and living wall directly ahead of you. The woman at the desk was very friendly, gave us a short introduction to the club and advised us to come earlier next time so we could use the spa. Don’t have to ask me twice.
The lounge was well-lit and had hallways that almost formed a square, giving it some design panache. There were working areas to both sides of the front desk, but if you want to get work done, turn right upon entry. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the masses attacking the food. Naturally, they had the funky green chairs that are somewhat of a signature for the lounges.
The DFW Centurion Lounge spiced things up a bit with “local” foods. Choices included smoked pecan crusted chicken thighs, Texas spiced meatloaf and Corn Pablano chowder (Somebody else will have to judge whether these are actually local dishes.). If you do not want the hot stuff, there are plenty of other choices, including a reasonably good salad bar. The menu is one of the main areas in which the Centurion Lounges attempt to differentiate themselves, and they do a reasonably good job, at least in terms of variety.
There is plenty available for the business traveler. In addition to ample seating, there were computers and good Wi-Fi, there are a couple of showers available.