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(June 2019 Update) Full List of Amex Centurion Lounges

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American Express operates eight Centurion Lounges in the United States and one internationally, exclusively for people who have The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, The Platinum Card® from American Express or the Centurion® Card from American Express. Here's a quick summary of where the lounges are located geographically along with key details.

Full List of Centurion Lounge Locations

City / airportLocationHoursPast security?
Dallas/DFWTerminal D, across from gate D125:30 a.m.–10 p.m.Yes
Houston/IAHTerminal D, near gate D65:30 a.m.–9 p.m.Yes
Las Vegas/LASConcourse D, opposite gate D15 a.m.–11 p.m.Yes
New York City/LGATerminal B, 3rd floor between Concourses B and C5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. (Sunday–Friday) 5:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Saturday)No
Miami/MIAConcourse D, near gate D125 a.m.–10 p.m.Yes
Philadelphia/PHLTerminal A West, near gate 145 a.m.–9 p.m.Yes
Seattle/SEAConcourse B, opposite gate B35 a.m.–10 p.m.Yes
San Francisco/SFOTerminal 3, near gate 745 a.m.–11 p.m.Yes
Hong Kong/HKGTerminal 1, by gate 605:30 a.m.–12:30 a.m.Yes

American Express Centurion Lounges are renowned for their amenities and services compared to their U.S. airline lounge counterparts. The Centurion Lounges have been so popular that stricter rules have been put in place and lounges are being expanded so they won't become overcrowded during busy travel times. These lounges are so popular because they offer first-class amenities such as food designed by award-winning chefs, drinks created by top mixologists and spa services at no additional cost to cardholders.

Who Can Access AmEx Centurion Lounges?

The only way to get access to AmEx Centurion Lounges is to be a cardholder of any of the following credit cards: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, The Platinum Card® from American Express, or the Centurion® Card from American Express. Since the Centurion® Card from American Express is invitation-only and it reportedly has a soft requirement that you spend $250,000 annually on an AmEx card, for most people that will leave a choice between The Business Platinum® Card from American Express and The Platinum Card® from American Express.

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Cardholders are allowed to bring up to two complimentary guests, and any guest after that is $50 per person. Authorized users also have access to these lounges and may also bring up to two guests for free. When entering, you must show your physical credit card, an ID and a same-day boarding pass.

However, due to the popularity of the lounges, American Express has implemented restrictions on The Platinum Card® from American Express members. Centurion Lounges are day-of departure lounges, which means they will not accept anyone who has just landed unless they have a layover or connecting flight. Furthermore, you cannot enter a lounge more than three hours before the departure time indicated on your boarding pass. (However, this does not apply for connecting flights.)

AmEx Centurion Lounges

The Centurion Lounges offer luxurious, locally inspired food and drinks. They are leagues above the lounges offered by U.S. airlines and comparable to the top lounges around the world. These lounges have all the typical amenities like food, beverages, Wi-Fi, work areas and more, without the necessity of a premium flight ticket.

Amenities available to every Centurion Lounge

  • Member services desk
  • Fresh, locally inspired food developed by local chefs
  • Premium bar featuring wines and spirits
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Semi-private workspaces
  • Computer bar with printer/fax/copier
  • TVs, magazines and newspapers

Below are the lounges available in the United States and around the world. More lounges are being built in London (LHR), New York City (JFK), Charlotte (CLT), Denver (DEN) and Los Angeles (LAX). These are not included in our list, but we will update it as soon as new AmEx lounges open, so be sure to check back frequently.

Dallas Fort-Worth

Dallas Lounge
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Location and schedule

  • Location: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal D, across from gate D12
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Notable amenities at this location

  • Recently renovated and largest Centurion Lounge as of March 2019
  • Exhale spa services
  • Shower facilities

Houston

Houston
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Location and schedule

  • Location: George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal D, near gate D6 (take the elevator down to the mezzanine level)
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Notable amenities at this location

  • Tranquility area
  • Dedicated work area
  • Shower facilities

Las Vegas

Las
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Location and schedule

  • Location: McCarran International Airport Concourse D, opposite gate D1
  • Hours: 5:00 a.m.–11 p.m.

Notable amenities at this location

  • First Centurion Lounge, built in 2013
  • Conference space
  • Shower facilities

New York City

LaGuardia
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Location and schedule

  • Location: LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B, 3rd floor between Concourses B and C.
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. (Sunday–Friday) 5:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Notable amenities at this location

  • Only domestic Centurion Lounge located before airport security
  • Food menu designed by Cedric Vongerichten, Chef de Cuisine at Perry St.

Miami

Miami
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Location and schedule

  • Location: Miami International Airport Concourse D, near gate D12, on the 4th floor
  • Hours: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

Notable amenities at this location

  • Family room
  • Spa
  • Shower suite

Philadelphia

Philadelphia
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Location and schedule

  • Location: Philadelphia International Airport Terminal A West, near gate 14
  • Hours: 5 a.m.–9 p.m.

Notable Amenities at this Location

  • Food menu designed by Michael Solomonov, 2011 James Beard Award Winner
  • Personal workspaces
  • Shower suite

Seattle

Seattle Centurion Lounge
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Location and schedule

  • Location: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Concourse B, opposite gate B3
  • Hours: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

Notable amenities at this location

  • Baked goods from Macrina Bakery
  • Power stations to charge electronics
  • Shower suite

San Francisco

San Francisco Centurion Lounge
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Location and schedule

  • Location: San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3, near gate 74
  • Hours: 5 a.m.–11 p.m.

Notable Amenities at this Location

  • Family room
  • Wine-tasting area
  • Shower suite

International AmEx Lounges

American Express has opened or partnered with lounge networks around the world to provide a luxurious experience for AmEx travelers in many cities. Although there are more American Express lounges in other cities around the world, these aren't under the Centurion Lounge brand, and thus won't be included in this guide. These lounges may not have the same premium details as the Centurion Lounges. The international Centurion Lounges are as follows.

Hong Kong Centurion Lounge

Hong Kong Centurion Lounge
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Location and schedule

  • Location: Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, take the elevator just before gate 60
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

Notable amenities at this location

  • Exclusive area for Centurion cardholders
  • Premium bar with drinks designed by award-winning mixologists
  • Food options featuring Asian and western options
  • Dedicated work area
  • Shower suite

What Other Lounges Can The Platinum Card® from American Express Access?

The Platinum Card® from American Express has access to a network of more than 1,200 lounges around the world. This is because The Platinum Card® from American Express network includes Delta Sky Club, Priority Pass Select and other regional networks. Typically, most lounges that are part of this network accept up to two guests. However, there are some lounges that may limit you to one or no guests at all.

Outside of airports, you can find a Centurion Suite at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York or Staples Center in Los Angeles. To access the Centurion Suite, you must have a ticket to the event and present your card alongside a photo ID. You are allowed up to three guests, who must be with you at the time of check-in. These suites also offer food and drinks, TVs, phone-charging stations, and Wi-Fi.

American Express lounges may also pop up at major events like the U.S. Open or Coachella. These lounges provide a place for visitors to rest and may have special perks for The Platinum Card® from American Express or Centurion® Card from American Express members.

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