AMEX Centurion Lounge: Everything You Need To Know


American Express is know for having some of the best credit card benefits and amenities in the market. Which makes it no surprise that they also have their own branded airport lounges that will make any layover you have a far cry from finding a corner in your terminal and laying on the floor to get some shut eye. And this network of American Express Centurion airport lounges continues to grow, along with the amenities they offer. To gain complementary access to these “layover sanctuaries”  you need to have a Platinum Card from American Express, Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, or the American Express Centurion Card. All other American Express Cardholders can gain access for $50, but you will have to concede access if the lounge is at capacity. All you need to do upon entering is present your AMEX Card along with a boarding pass for for a flight taking place that day.

American Express Centurion Lounge


Centurion Lounge Amenities

With all the hype and a name like the “Centurion Lounge” you would expect high end amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. And this collection of American Express Lounges does not disappoint. You can enjoy things like

- Wifi

- Flat-screen TV’s

- Shower Rooms (at select locations)

- Food Selections created by celebrity chefs

- Water, Soda, and Alcoholic Beverges

- Comfortable Seating

- Meeting Space Options

- Spas, messages, and manicures (at select locations)

With a lounge that comes with all of these luxuries, and no need to pull your wallet out (tipping the bartender goes a long way to making sure your glass is always full), your layover will be a lot better than it has been in the past. And to make it even better, your complementary access also comes with passes for 2 guests, or your immediate family, including your kids.


American Express Centurion Lounge U.S. Locations


1. New York – LaGuardia (LGA)

Size: 5,360 sq. ft.

Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday; 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Location: 3rd floor between concourse B and C, pre-security

Note: This location does not have shower suites


2. Las Vegas (LAS) 

Size: 8,900 sq. ft.

Hours: 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location: Across from Gate D1 in concourse D

If you want to watch any of the sporting events taking on TV, place grab a seat at the bar and hold tight, as they go fast. It’s a great place to meet people and see what action people have on whoever is playing.


3. Miami (MIA)

Size: 8,000 sq. ft.

Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: 4th Floor near Gate D12 in Concourse D

Check out the spa treatments, massages, and manicures to make your layover that much more relaxing.


4. Houston (IAH)

Size: 8,500 sq. ft.

Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Just below a duty free shop at Gate D6 in Concourse D. Take the elevator down to the mezzanine level.

Enjoy the great artwork by local artists and quite workspaces.


5. San Francisco (SFO) 

Size: 8,200 sp. ft.

Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: Post security in Terminals 3 and G. Terminals at SFO don’t connect, so if you are departing from another terminal you will have to exit and go through security again to catch your flight.

Wine lovers will love the wine tasting station.


6. Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)

Size: 3,100 sq. ft.

Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Across from Gate B3 in Terminal B. This is a Centurion Studio which is why it is much smaller than other lounges.

Enjoy locally sourced soda, beer, wine, and snacks.


7. Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 

Size: 9,000 sq. ft.

Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Terminal D across from Gate D17 on the mezzanine level

Take a chance to enjoy the award winning chef inspired menu.


International AMEX Centurion Locations

There are Centurion Lounges located throughout the world as well, where you can enjoy the same level of amenities.

- São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil (GRU)

- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai (BOM)

- Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires (EZE)

- Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (DEL)

- Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City (MEX)

- Sydney Airport, Australia (SYD)

- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai (BOM)


Final Thought

With the steep price that comes with the high end American Express Credit Cards, they certainly make up for it with the benefits and amenities that are offered in their Centurion Lounges. Everyone has been stuck in an airport before, wishing they could find a nice quite place to relax while waiting for their flight to board. The collection of Centurion Lounges do just that, making your next layover one that you will look forward to, instead or regretting.