American Express to add new Centurion Lounges to its portfolio

It’s already 10 years ago that American Express opened its first Centurion Lounge. Travelers in Las Vegas were the lucky ones to visit this exclusive spot at the airport. The recently renovated lounge is still very popular. In the years that followed, American Express opened many more Centurion Lounges. And that’s not all. The credit card company plans to open several new Centurion lounges in the coming period. You can read the latest in this article.

American Express Centurion Lounges

The Centurion Lounges are considered one of the better places to stay at the airport. American Express even states that a visit to a Centurion Lounges is a worthwhile trip in itself. The lounges are generally very good indeed, but of course there are always things to improve. Our recent experience with the Centurion Lounge at Mexico City airport left much to be desired unfortunately. While the experience in Las Vegas is super solid! 

American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas

Anyhow, American Express lounges remain very popular. At the moment you can find them on the following 13 US airports:

  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (LGA and JFK)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)

Luckily, there are also Centurion Lounges outside of the US. You can find them on the following 11 airports:

  • Hong Kong (HKG)
  • London (LHR)
  • Stockholm (ARN)
  • Bombay (BOM)
  • New Delhi (DEL)
  • Buenos Aires (EZE)
  • Sao Paulo (GRU)
  • Melbourne (MEL)
  • Mexico City (MEX)
  • Monterrey (MTY)
  • Sydney (SYD)

New Centurion Lounges

American Express announced that new Centurion Lounges will join its portfolio soon. For example, there will be a Centurion Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) for the first time. This lounge will however not open until 2026. We can expect new Centurion Lounges in Washington D.C. and Atlanta a little sooner. There will be a new Centurion lounge at both Reagon National Airport (DCA) and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL).

American Express has already announced that the menus of the new lounges will be inspired by local cuisine. Exclusive wines and cocktails have also been considered. In addition to good quality food and drinks, Amex also thinks about the well-being of its guests. Various spa treatments will also be available in the new lounges.

Access to American Express Centurion Lounges

International travelers with an eligible American Express Platinum Card will generally have access to Centurion Lounges. Most co-branded card are excluded from access. Check the Amex website before visiting to make sure you have access. You can’t buy access to Centurion Lounges if you don’t have an eligible card. American Express does offer the possibility to bring guests into the lounge, but expect to pay a fee for that.

Source pictures: InsideFlyer – Christian. This news article is translated from the original version on