Advertiser Disclosure

Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which we receive financial compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). However, the credit card information that we publish has been written and evaluated by experts who know these products inside out. We only recommend products we either use ourselves or endorse. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers that are on the market. See our advertising policy here where we list advertisers that we work with, and how we make money. You can also review our credit card rating methodology.

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

Carissa Rawson's image
Carissa Rawson
Carissa Rawson's image

Carissa Rawson

Senior Content Contributor

250 Published Articles

Countries Visited: 51U.S. States Visited: 36

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business ...

We may be compensated when you click on product links, such as credit cards, from one or more of our advertising partners. Terms apply to the offers below. See our Advertising Policy for more about our partners, how we make money, and our rating methodology. Opinions and recommendations are ours alone.

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, and the Centurion® Card from American Express, can all gain access to the lounge.

American Express Global Lounge Collection

LGA Centurion lounge entrance. Image Credit: Jarrod West for Upgraded Points

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, 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 1,400 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 was independently collected by Upgraded Points and was not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

Carissa Rawson's image

About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.


Deluxe Travel Provided by UP Pulse

Get the latest travel tips, crucial news, flight & hotel deal alerts...

Plus — expert strategies to maximize your points & miles by joining our (free) newsletter.

We respect your privacy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA. Google's privacy policy and terms of service apply.

Deluxe Travel Provided by UP Pulse Protection Status