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Escape Lounge – The Centurion Studio Partner Opens in Columbus, Ohio

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Finally, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) has a lounge. I’m so excited to share this news because this is my home airport and I visit it quite often.

Here are all the exciting details about the first airport lounge in Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus’ First Airport Lounge Is Open

There’s a new lounge at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The Escape Lounge – A Centurion Studio Partner has the honor of being this airport’s first lounge, something it has needed for years.

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The new Escape Lounge – A Centurion Studio Partner in Columbus, Ohio. Image Credit: Escape Lounges – A Centurion Studio Partner

The neutral decor is inspired by the popular Columbus neighborhoods of German Village and Victorian Village. The amenities are designed to help travelers relax and recharge before their flight and include:

  • Charging ports at every seat
  • Complimentary food and beverages
  • Digital library with over 7,000 options
  • Kids’ activity packs
  • Premium high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Private workspaces
  • Separate dining area

The food and beverages were curated by Chef Colin Smith with help from local chef Avishar Barua who owns Joya in Worthington, Ohio, and has a new restaurant opening soon in the city’s trendy Brewery District. The seasonally-inspired menu includes items like apple raisin french toast, a creamy brie turkey baguette, and pumpkin spice cake.

Complimentary beverages include select spirits, wines, and beers. Premium liquors and cocktails are available for an extra charge.

Lounge Location and Hours

The Escape Lounge – The Centurion Studio Partner at CMH is located in Concourse B near gate 32. Since the Columbus airport is relatively small, the lounge is easy to access even if your flight is leaving from a different concourse.

The lounge is open daily from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lounge Access

The Escape Lounge – The Centurion Studio Partner in Columbus is accessible to any passenger regardless of airline, status, or class of ticket for a walk-up fee of $45. Travelers can save $5 by prebooking at least 24 hours ahead of time.

Access is complimentary for anyone who holds The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, or Centurion® Card from American Express. Cardholders may bring up to 2 guests inside the lounge with them for no additional charge.

Those who have a Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card and Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card can access the lounge complimentary when flying on Delta, though no guests are included.

Children under 2 years old are allowed entry with no additional fee with an adult.

Bottom Line: There are currently 14 Escape Lounges – The Centurion Studio Partner open in the U.S, including this newest location in Columbus, Ohio.

Final Thoughts

This lounge is an overdue addition to the rapidly growing Columbus International Airport. This location is part of an expanding list of new Escape Lounges – The Centurion Studio Partner that are popping up in smaller market airports, including Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).


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

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Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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