New Amex Centurion Lounge Reopens at New York’s LaGuardia (LGA)


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American Express’ Centurion Lounges are wildly popular. From free massages to elegant wine tastings, these airport lounges have seen a surge in customers that often leads to long wait times and overcrowding. But despite these issues, you’ll often find Centurion Lounges to be some of the finest lounges you’ll find in any airport. This newest iteration of the Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York joins 13 other locations worldwide.

New Centurion Lounge Location in LaGuardia’s Terminal B

The Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia features 10,000 square feet in the airport’s new Terminal B and is the second Centurion outpost in New York City (John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) also features a lounge).

This is actually a reopening for the LaGuardia lounge after its long-awaited relocation to its new home. In its old iteration, you’d need to visit before clearing security, which took up valuable time and left travelers worried about making it to their gate. The new location in Terminal B is airside — which means you can sip wine mere feet from your gate (if your flight is departing from Terminal B, of course).

The lounge boasts locally sourced alcoholic drinks as well as chef-designed dishes. Amex has also partnered with a local independent bookstore, McNally Jackson, to offer refined study space with the ability to purchase the books it features elsewhere in the terminal.

Those who hold The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, the Centurion® Card from American Express, or Business Centurion® Card from American Express can all gain access to the lounge. 

American Express Global Lounge Collection

Centurion LGA Lounge Entrance
Entrance to the new Centurion Lounge location at LGA. Image Credit: American Express

Although this reopening is exciting news for Amex fans, the new Centurion Lounge is just one of the thousands that are available to eligible Amex cardholders. Along with Centurion Lounges, cardholders of the aforementioned cards can enjoy the American Express Global Lounge Collection, which includes Escape Lounges — The Centurion Studio Partner, Airspace Lounge, Delta Sky Club access (when flying on Delta), Select Virgin Clubhouses, Select Lufthansa Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, and all International American Express Centurion Lounges.

A Priority Pass membership is also included in the collection, which grants access to over 1,300 lounges around the world (enrollment required). This network features a variety of options such as Alaska Lounges and even Cathay Pacific’s The Wing, First Class Lounge in Hong Kong.

Hot Tip: See our guide to the best lounges you can access with the Amex Platinum card and Amex Business Platinum card.

Final Thoughts

The Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia reopening is great news for Amex cardholders traveling through LGA and is a welcome addition to Amex’s already stunning lounge lineup. Along with highly-anticipated Centurion Lounge openings in London (LHR) and Washington, D.C. (DCA), the new LaGuardia lounge is another feather in Amex’s airport lounge cap.

The information regarding the Centurion® Card from American Express and Business Centurion® Card from American Express was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

Carissa Rawson

About Carissa Rawson

Carissa is a native Californian whose taste for travel began during her seven years in the US Air Force. A former Arabic translator, her first serious journey overseas was to Jordan, where a six month deployment taught her a lot about people and a little about award travel. What started as a curiosity quickly became an obsession, and soon she had launched her own website teaching others how to travel for free.

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