American Express to open Centurion lounges in UK and US

6 December 2018 (Last Updated December 6th, 2018 11:55)

American Express has unveiled plans to open the 13th and 14th Centurion-branded lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the UK and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, US.

American Express to open Centurion lounges in UK and US
Rendering of the entrance to the Centurion Lounge at Heathrow Airport. Credit: Business Wire.

American Express has unveiled plans to open the 13th and 14th Centurion-branded lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the UK and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, US.

Centurion Lounge at Heathrow Airport’s will be located after security in Terminal 3, will cover 7,000ft² and is scheduled to open next year. It will be the first of the company’s lounges in Europe, and the second outside the US.

Heathrow Property head John Arbuckle said: “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.”

At Charlotte Douglas Airport, the Centurion lounge will also be positioned after security checks on the top floor of a new expansion at the intersection of Concourses D and E, adjacent to the airport’s central Atrium. It will become operational in 2020.

“Our Platinum Card Members are living more globally, and we are committed to meeting them wherever they go.”

Covering 13,000ft², the lounge will feature floor-to-ceiling windows. It will offer members complimentary food and drink, bar staff, and access to Wi-Fi.

American Express global loyalty and benefits senior vice-president Chris Cracchiolo said: “Both in business and their personal lives, our Platinum Card Members are living more globally, and we are committed to meeting them wherever they go.

“London has long been a top destination for our Platinum Card Members, so it makes perfect sense to bring our first Centurion Lounge in Europe to Heathrow.

“We’re also looking forward to bringing The Centurion Lounge to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is one of the biggest connecting hubs in the US.”

American Express recently announced new locations coming to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport, Denver International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.