First European Centurion Lounge to open at Heathrow Airport
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American Express today announced plans to open a new location within its signature airport lounge network, The Centurion Lounge, at Heathrow. This will be American Express’ first Centurion Lounge in Europe, and second outside of the US. Opening in 2019, the new Centurion Lounge at Heathrow will be located post-security in Terminal 3 and offer an exceptional level of luxury including the premium facilities and services that Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers have come to expect as well as a bespoke offering specific to the UK.
“Both in business and their personal lives, our Premium Cardmembers are living more globally, and we are committed to meeting their needs wherever they go,” said Chris Cracchiolo, SVP, Global Loyalty & Benefits, American Express. “London has long been a top city our Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers travel through, so it made perfect sense to open our first Centurion Lounge in Europe and second location outside of the US, to Heathrow. We look forward to welcoming Cardmembers to our new Centurion Lounge location in Heathrow next year.”
London’s distinctive combination of history and modernity will serve as inspiration for the space, which will span approximately 7,000 square feet. In addition to the existing amenities found across Centurion Lounge locations – such as complimentary food and beverage from top chefs and mixologists, premium showers, access to high speed wi-fi and private noise-buffering work stations – the lounge will feature specially curated amenities influenced by British hospitality, culture and style.
John Arbuckle, Head of Property at Heathrow said, “We are really proud to welcome Europe’s first Centurion Lounge to Heathrow. The lounge will offer a unique and premium experience for American Express customers and a comfortable haven, bringing to life the essence of modern British hospitality.”
Current locations of The Centurion Lounge include New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Miami International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Houston’s George Bush International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. In addition to The Centurion Lounge at Heathrow, American Express recently announced new locations coming to Denver International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary and exclusive for Platinum Cardmembers and Centurion Members. Platinum Cardmembers may enter with up to two travel companions at no additional charge. Centurion Members may enter with their immediate family or up to two travel companions. Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers may purchase access to The Centurion Lounge for further guests for an additional fee per guest.
The Centurion Lounge is the signature lounge program within the broader American Express Global Lounge CollectionSM, which provides Platinum Cardmembers and Centurion Members with access to the most lounges across the globe compared to other U.S. credit cards, including access to more than 1,200 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities, across 130 countries and counting. The Global Lounge Collection includes access to American Express Centurion Lounges, international American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club® for Cardmembers flying on Delta, Priority PassTM Select Lounges upon enrollment, Airspace Lounges, MAG U.S. Escape Lounges and Plaza Premium Lounges. Cardmembers can find a lounge at the Global Lounge Collection website or by using the Amex Mobile app.
Centurion Lounge pop-up in Covent Garden this December
Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers can get a taste of the Centurion Lounge’s premium service and amenities at an exclusive pop-up at Unit 6, Langley Street, in London’s Covent Garden which will be open from 13 to 16 December from 11:00am to 6:00pm each day. A much needed sanctuary from the hustle and bustle, the pop-up Centurion Lounge will offer complimentary bites and beverages, gift wrapping services, charging stations and family programming. Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers are welcome to attend with up to two complimentary guests. More information about The Centurion Lounge pop up at Covent Garden can be found here.
Complimentary access to The Centurion Lounge and its pop-ups is among an expansive suite of benefits designed to create a more seamless travel experience for premium Cardmembers.