American Express plans to open a new Centurion Lounge. This one at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and was revealed in a City of Charlotte meeting agenda that was posted online. Charlotte would host the fourth new lounge announced this year for a 2020 opening, following New York-JFK, Denver International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airports.
Update: Now there’s confirmation from American Express and more details about this new lounge that will be opening in 2020.
Spanning more than 13,000 square feet, this location will be one of the largest in the Centurion Lounge network, and floor-to-ceiling windows will offer sweeping airfield and downtown skyline views. The new lounge will also feature the exceptional amenities found across all Centurion Lounge locations, including complimentary food and beverage from top chefs, mixologists and wine experts, a family room, premium restrooms and shower suites, access to high-speed Wi-Fi, noise-buffering workspaces and more. The Centurion Lounge at Charlotte will also lean into local food, beverage and design influences.
“We are excited to welcome The Centurion Lounge to Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2020,” said Ted Kaplan, Director of Business and Revenue, Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “As the sixth busiest airport in the country, we are constantly seeking ways to improve the customer experience at the Charlotte Douglas Airport. The opening of the Centurion Lounge will fit that bill by providing the Platinum Card and Centurion Members among our 46 million yearly passengers a premier space to relax and take in the sights of Charlotte Douglas before heading off to their next destination.”
List of Centurion Lounges
- Charlotte (coming soon)
- Denver (coming soon)
- Hong Kong
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles (coming soon)
- New York – LaGuardia
- New York – JFK (coming soon)
- San Francisco
Centurion Lounges are a great perk for premium American Express cards(personal Platinum, business Platinum) that make travel much more enjoyable. Instead of sitting in the waiting area, you can enjoy some food, spa services or wine tasting in the Centurion lounge. Platinum cards scare people away with hefty annual fees between $450 and $550, but using the Centurion lounge benefit among others, can provide far more value for frequent travelers and a more enjoyable travel experience.