Full List of U.S. American Express Centurion Lounges [Includes Map]

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Update: In light of the spread of COVID-19, the Hong Kong (HKG) and New York (LGA) Centurion Lounge locations are closed until further notice.

Here’s a complete list of all U.S. Amex Centurion Lounge locations, including detailed information on exactly where to find each lounge in your airport.

We’ve also listed hours of operation, square footage, the professional chef responsible for designing each lounge’s specific cuisine, and any specialty amenities which are available.

When considering amenities, please note all* American Express Centurion lounges provide the following standard perks:

  • Member services desk
  • Locally-inspired cuisine
  • Premium bar (wine director: Anthony Giglio; cocktail program: Jim Meehan)
  • Family room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Print-fax-copy services
  • Computer bar
  • Magazines and newspapers

*Exception: The Centurion Studio at SEA (see details below)

Finally, if you’re wondering how to access these Centurion lounges, information on eligibility and pricing is listed at the bottom of the post.

In short, to access the Centurion Lounges you’ll need to have either The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, or the Centurion® Card from American Express.

Hot Tip: If you haven’t already got one of the Amex Platinum cards, see first if you qualify for a 100,000 or even 125,000 welcome bonus offer.

Amex Centurion Lounges

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

CLT Centurion Lounge
The Charlotte Centurion Lounge opened in 2020. Image Credit: American Express

Intersection of Concourses D and E (near central atrium)
Daily: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Size: ~13,000 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: James Beard semi-finalist chef Joe Kindred

Specialty Amenities:

  • Shower suites
  • Semi-private noise buffering workspaces
  • Locally-inspired cuisine

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Renovated Centurion Lounge DFW
Buffet & Bar Area at the newly renovated DWF Centurion Lounge. Image Credit: American Express

Terminal D on the mezzanine (opposite gate D12)
Daily: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Size: ~12,500 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: James Beard Award-winning chef Dean Fearing

Specialty Amenities:

  • Spa
  • Shower suite
  • Conference space
  • Semi-private workspaces
  • Large flat-screen TVs

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Amex Denver Centurion Lounge Bar
Enjoy the craft beer bar at this new addition to the Centurion Lounge network. Image Credit: American Express

Concourse C (mezzanine level, near gate C46)
Hours: Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Size: 14,650 sq ft (will be second largest after JFK is completed)
Cuisine Designed By: James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and local Colorado restaurateur Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson

Specialty Amenities:

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Houston

The Centurion Lounge (IAH)
The Centurion Lounge bar and dining area at IAH. Image Credit: American Express

Terminal D (via elevators near Gate D6, down to mezzanine level)
Daily: 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Size: ~8,500 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: James Beard Award-winning chef Justin Yu

Specialty Amenities:

  • Tranquility area
  • Dedicated work area
  • Shower suite

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York

Centurion Lounge JFK Seating
The Centurion Lounge JFK is the largest Centurion Lounge in the system, with 2 floors of seating, bars, and food stations. Image Credit: James Larounis

Terminal 4 (level 4, just past TSA Security checkpoint to the left of the escalators)
Hours: Daily 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Size: ~15,000 sq ft (2 levels)
Cuisine Designed By: Uruguayan-born Chef Ignacio Mattos

Select Amenities:

  • Shower suites
  • 2 premium bars, 1850 (a Speakeasy), and a specialty coffee bar
  • Self-led spa services from Equinox

LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York

The Centurion Lounge (LGA)
A quiet nook at The Centurion Lounge, LGA. Image Credit: American Express

Terminal B (pre-security, on the upper level)
This lounge is temporarily closed
Sunday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Size: ~5,350 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: Zagat’s “Top 30 Under 30” chef Cédric Vongerichten

Select Amenities:

  • Semi-private workspaces

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX Centurion Lounge
The bar at the LAX Centurion Lounge. Image Credit: American Express

Tom Bradley International Terminal (accessible to Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Size: 13,900+ sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: Nancy Silverton, 2014 James Beard Foundation Chef of the Year

Specialty Amenities:

  • Enhanced tranquility area (with brightly-lit and dimly-lit quiet areas to help global travelers adjust to new time zones)
  • Spa
  • Custom visual wall installations

McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas

The Centurion Lounge (LAS)
Part of the lounge/seating area in The Centurion Lounge at LAS. Image Credit: American Express

Concourse D (opposite gate D1)
Daily: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Size: ~8,000 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: Zagat’s “Top 30 Under 30 Chefs” Cédric Vongerichten

Select Amenities:

  • Shower suite
  • Conference space
  • Semi-private workspaces
  • Large flat-screen TVs

Miami International Airport (MIA)

AMEX Centurion Lounge Family Room
Got kids? Let them enjoy a little downtime before your flight at the MIA Centurion Lounge family room. No reservations are needed. Image Credit: American Express

Concourse D (near gate D12, on the fourth floor)
Daily: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Size: ~12,300 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein

Select Amenities:

  • Spa
  • Shower suite
  • A second bar (dedicated to serving a selection of wines and beers)
  • Semi-private workspaces
  • Large flat-screen TVs

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

The Centurion Lounge (PHL)
The Centurion Lounge at PHL bar and dining area. Image Credit: American Express

Terminal A, West (near gate A14)
Daily: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Size: ~6,300
Cuisine Designed By: 4-time James Beard Award-winning Israeli cuisine pioneer, Chef Michael Solomonov

Select Amenities:

  • Shower Suites
  • Personal Workspaces

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

PHX Centurion Lounge
A look at the Centurion Lounge at PHX. Image Credit: American Express

Terminal 4 (opposite gate B22, upper level)
Daily: 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Size: ~9,500 sq ft
Drink Menu Designed By: Centurion Lounge mixologist Jim Meehan, and wines handpicked by Centurion Lounge wine director Anthony Giglio, including seasonal wine flights

Select Amenities:

  • Shower suite
  • Personal workspaces

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) [Scheduled to Open 2022]

Main National Hall, near Terminal B (after the security checkpoints)
Daily: TBD
Size: ~11,500 sq ft
Drink Menu Designed By: TBD

Select Amenities:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Airfield views
  • Personal workspaces for business travelers
  • Shower suites

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

SFO Centurion Lounge Table
San Francisco Centurion Lounge. Image Credit: American Express

Terminal 3 (near gate 74)
Daily: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Size: ~8,200 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: James Beard Award-winning chef Daniel Patterson

Select Amenities:

  • Open kitchen
  • Wine tasting area
  • Shower suite
  • Semi-private workspaces

The lounge is also expected to undergo a renovation to increase space to 16,000 square feet.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

The Centurion Lounge (SEA) 2
The lounge area and buffet at The Centurion Lounge, SEA. Image Credit: American Express

Concourse B (opposite gate B3)
Daily: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Size: ~4,500 sq ft
Cuisine Designed By: N/A (this Centurion Lounge does not have a full kitchen)

Select Amenities:

  • Healthy snacks
  • Large flat-screen TVs
  • Shower suite

American Express Centurion Lounge Eligibility and Pricing

Eligibility

Entry to any American Express Centurion Lounge is complimentary for cardholders of the Amex Platinum card, the Amex Business Platinum card, and the Centurion card.

Individuals must present:

  1. Valid card
  2. Boarding pass with a confirmed reservation for same-day travel on any carrier*
  3. Government-issued I.D.

*excludes standby passengers

Hot Tip: If you’re interested in access to other lounges outside of the Centurion Lounge group, check out our article on the best business and personal credit cards for lounge access. 

Access Policies

All Centurion Lounges are “day of departure” lounges. Cardmembers with boarding passes for flights that have just landed will not be admitted, though those with layovers or connecting flights who produce proof of a connecting flight will be admitted.

Cardmembers will not be admitted more than 3 hours before the departure time on their same-day, confirmed boarding pass (this does not apply to connecting flights).

Children under 2 years old will be admitted free of charge if the accompanying parent/guardian can provide a “lap infant” boarding pass or proof of age.

Pricing

Fee for Guests: NONE

  • Amex Platinum cardmembers may enter with up to 2 guests at no additional charge.
  • Centurion cardmembers may enter with up to 2 guests or immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, and children under 18) at no additional charge.
  • Delta Reserve cardholders may bring up to 2 guests at a per-visit rate of $50 per person, per location.
  • Amex Platinum card and Centurion cardmembers may purchase a day-pass for any additional guests for $50.

How to Get 4 to 6 People Into An Amex Centurion Lounge

Recent changes to the guest policy have certainly made it difficult for families of 4 or more to access a Centurion Lounge.

As mentioned above, the guest policy for Amex Platinum cardmembers currently allows access for the cardholder and up to 2 guests. Each guest thereafter is $50 (aside from children aged 2 years old and under).

So, if you’re a family of 4 with only 1 Amex Platinum cardholder, you will pay $50; families of 5 will pay $100; 6 will pay $150, and so on.

‘With only 1 Amex Platinum cardholder’, is the key phrase here.

The solution? Adding an authorized cardholder to your Amex Platinum card.

American Express charges a fee of $175 to issue an additional Amex Platinum card to up to 3 authorized cardholders. In most cases, if you’re a larger family and your travels involve your partner and children, it makes sense to add your partner as an authorized cardholder in order to gain additional guest access.

Those who don’t travel with a partner but still travel with children should note that American Express sets the age limit for authorized cardholders at 13 years old. Therefore, if you have a teenager or an adult child you often travel with, it may be worth adding them as an authorized cardholder.

Does Adding an Authorized Cardholder Make Sense for My Family?

Adding an authorized user/cardholder makes sense for you if your:

  • Family of 4 would access a Centurion Lounge 4+ times
  • Family of 5 would access a Centurion Lounge 2+ times
  • Family of 6 would access a Centurion Lounge 1 time

*Keep in mind, this is considering that your children are over the age of 2.

What Else Should I Consider?

Adding a cardholder to your account is not a decision that should be made lightly as their card is subject to the same terms/agreement your card is subject to.

This means American Express holds you responsible for all of the purchases made by the authorized cardholder and they reserve the right to report any authorized cardholder’s use of your account to credit reporting agencies, among other agreed upon terms and conditions.

If you’re adding an authorized cardholder to your account, you’ll want to be sure they’re acting responsibly.


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Frequently asked questions

How many American Express Centurion Lounges are there?

There are 13 Centurion Lounges in the U.S. and 1 in Hong Kong, with additional locations in London (LHR) and Washington, D.C. (DCA) anticipated to open by 2022. New York (LGA) is under renovation and is scheduled to reopen in 2021.

Is there an Amex Centurion Lounge at LAX?

Yes, LAX has an Amex Centurion Lounge.

Which airports have Amex Centurion Lounges?

The following airports have Amex Centurion lounges:

  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Hong Kong (HKG)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (JFK)
  • New York (LGA) — closed for renovations
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)

The following airports have an Amex Centurion lounge scheduled to open:

  • London (LHR) in 2021
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) in 2022

How can you visit an Amex Centurion Lounge?

The only way to access an Amex Centurion lounge is by holding the Amex Platinum card, Amex Business Platinum card, Centurion card, Delta Reserve card, or Delta Reserve Business card.

Can you purchase a day pass to an Amex Centurion Lounge?

No, access to Amex Centurion Lounges is only available to cardholders of the Amex Platinum card, Amex Business Platinum card, Centurion card, Delta Reserve card, or Delta Reserve Business card.

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24 comments

  1. Christina Owens Johnson January 15, 2019

    Can I use the Centurion Club while traveling using my flight benefits with a confirmed seat? I’m a United Airlines employee and AX Platinum card holder. I spend well over $25k per year on my card as well as pay the $500 annual fee.

    Reply

    • Hi Christina,

      As long as you have a same day boarding pass, you can access the Centurion lounge. If you forget your Platinum card at home, you can have them look it up via the last 4 of your SSN and some verification questions. They do not care which airlines you fly with. I’ve personally flown on Spirit, and literally nobody bats an eye. That’s the great thing about not being associated with a specific airline! Thanks for reading!

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  2. Donna Marie February 6, 2019

    We’re a family of 5. There’s really no point of this lounge if we can’t all go in, right? Because, there is no way we’re paying an extra $100 for our 8 and 10 yr olds.

    Reply

    • Hi Donna, unfortunately when Amex tightened their restrictions in 2017 in attempts to battle overcrowding issues they imposed the strict 2 guest limit for those with a Platinum Card.

      In March of this year, they’re updating those restrictions to state “We will admit children under 2 years of age free of charge, provided an accompanying parent or guardian is able to produce a “lap infant” boarding pass or proof of age.” Unfortunately, this won’t apply to your 8 & 10 yr old children.

      However, there is an alternative to this which you could be interested in depending on how often you would want to utilize the lounge. If you plan to use the lounge more than once a year, it may be worth paying a $175 fee (current at the time of answering this comment) for another member of your family (limited to individuals 13 yrs & older) to get an “Authorized User” card. This fee actually covers up to three additional cards.

      Again, if you travel fairly often and will use a centurion lounge two or more times, it may be worth adding your wife as an authorized user for the $175 fee as she will then also be allowed 2 guests, which means as a family of 5 you should be taken care of. Hope this helps!!!

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      • Michael Laudini March 9, 2019

        Hi Erin,

        I think you might be mistaken when you say “…adding your wife as an authorized user for the $175 fee as she will then also be allowed 2 guests…”

        The updated policy states “Guest access is per CARD MEMBER, not per Card.” So, the authorized user could gain access for themselves only. You’re all set for a traditional family of four, however for families of five, six etc each child (13+) would need their own “authorized user” cards. I’ve quoted the updated guest policy taken from the Centurion Lounge website below:
        ———–
        What is the guest policy?

        Platinum® Card members who receive complimentary access may enter with up to two guests at no additional charge.

        Centurion members may enter with up to two guests or immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, and children under 18) at no additional charge.

        Guest access is per Card Member, not per Card. Family or guests may not enter or remain in the lounge unless accompanied in the lounge by the Card Member. No more than two guests per day will receive admittance to the lounge at no additional charge. For example, a Card Member who enters the lounge with two guests at no additional charge, and then leaves the lounge with those guests, and then returns to the lounge on the same day with two different guests will need to purchase day-passes for those two different guests.

        Platinum Card and Centurion Members may purchase a day-pass for any additional guests for $50 USD at the time of entry. The $50 one-day pass for additional guests is valid at any location of The Centurion Lounge on the same day, as long as the guest is still accompanied by the Card Member.

        Reply

        • Hey Michael, thanks so much for bringing this to our attention – we’re going to completely edit out this section for now until we can confirm with our source where the original information here came from. Definitely don’t want to lead anyone astray!

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          • Kristi Hillebrand March 16, 2019

            I just confirmed with AMEX — Everyone with a card in their name can bring two guests. For a personal AMEX card, it is $175 for up to three additional cards. (This is all according to customer service.)

            Unfortunately for me, I have a business Platty and the cost is $300 per person! Yikes!

          • Thanks so much for the confirmation Kristi! I was planning on calling this upcoming week as we’ve just arrived home from an international trip yesterday afternoon and I was wayyyy too jet-lagged to attempt to call a customer service line!

            Did you phone in or chat over online messaging? I’ll very likely be adding the section in next week after I can confirm what you’ve confirmed – REALLY appreciate you chiming in here! 🙂

        • Hi Michael, just an update here – UP has had three separate staff members call into the Platinum Card’s customer service center and we have all received the same confirmation:

          Guest access is, indeed, per cardholder NOT per card member. This means each authorized user or cardholder is allowed two guests. So, a family of 5 or 6 could utilize the lounge at no additional lounge fees if they have two cardholders present (allowed two guests each).

          Again, this was confirmed multiple times by member services upon calling in to request the most up-to-date info.

          Good news for families! 🙂

          Reply

          • This is true. I’m an authorized card user on a friend’s account. This provides me with my own card and I travel alone and with 2+ guests.

  3. Where can I find a list of Global Collection Lounges for countries outside of the US?

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  4. EVAN KONTOS March 22, 2019

    I find it difficult to accept a reduction in benefits without an accompanying reduction in price. When you first opened the rules were more liberal and you convinced more people to take the card. The people who put the lounge program together should have done a better job of evaluating the potential card holder access requirements and sizing the lounges a accordingly. Of course it’s easier to take a benefit away from your customer instead of biting the bullet and fixing the problem, but beware of the backlash.

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  5. Art Giesler April 29, 2019

    The 3-hour policy makes sense when someone is flying from their home airport when someone has options. Late in the day when away from the home airport you’ve checked out of your hotel, finished the last meeting of the day and want to go to the airport to use the lounge to clean up last items from work, take a shower, etc. Not to let someone into the lounge, in this case, is not a good policy for us who travel. Should consider making modifications for the time of day for away airports.

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    • Hey Art, thanks for your input – please be advised we’re not American Express so we can’t take this comment/suggestion into consideration or act on it in any way but we thank you for sharing your opinion here! We know a LOT of frequent travelers who feel the same!

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  6. We travel a lot as employees of delta airlines. Most often we travel with an employee standby reservation based on availability. We currently have a membership to the Delta sky club which does allow us entry with our printed standby tickets. What is the policy at centurion lounges?

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    • Hi Holly, sorry for the delay in response here… our writer Jamie has some feedback for you:

      “To use the Centurion Lounge, the policy requires you to have a confirmed seat assignment. So, on your standby boarding pass, a confirmation you are flying that day would be required (confirmation you had a seat and weren’t perpetually waiting for one). Many airline employees purchase revenue tickets in order to be able to access the lounge or do not fly standby due to this reason.”

      Reply

  7. Marivic San Juan July 10, 2019

    Can an Amex Platinum cardholder gain complimentary access to available lounges regardless of the country where the card was acquired?

    Reply

    • Hi Marivic,

      You would need to check the terms and conditions that were mailed to you with your card in order to ensure that is the case.

      Reply

  8. Does anyone know when the LAX Centurion Lounge is actually opening?! All I have seen for months is “ early 2019” but it’s now September. I haven’t seen any update as to when. Appreciate the help!

    Reply

    • Hi Jared,

      American Express has not released any additional information as to when the LAX Cenutrioun lounge will open. But they maintain that it will be in 2019. Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  9. Hi Jarrod

    How does it work for Amex Platinum members that are not traveling within the US? I see the card offers Priority Pass membership as well. But is the Priority Pass membership only of the main card owner or do the additional cardholders with extensions, receive a Priority Pass membership as well?

    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Hi Henry,

      If you add an authorized user to your Platinum card they will receive access to all lounges that the primary cardholder does, including a priority pass membership. Thanks for reading!

      Reply

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