LaGuardia’s 50-Year-Old Central Terminal Slated for Interim Refurbishment

Amex Centurion Lounge to Open in August

By Paul Riegler on 8 July 2014
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LaGuardia Airport viewed from above

LaGuardia Airport viewed from above

LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal, slated for replacement by 2021, is getting a makeover this summer to tide it over.

The terminal, also known as Terminal B, will get upgraded air conditioning, escalators, and restrooms, as well as new seating with charging stations in the food courts.

American Express’ Centurion Lounge, which will offer gourmet dining and a full bar to American Express card members, is slated to open in August of this year.

Numerous new stores will open, including America, Eddie Bauer, LaCoste, L’Occitane, and Tumi.  Two existing stores, InMotion Entertainment and Duty Free Americas, will be remodeled.

For in-terminal dining, multiple new options including Bowery Bay Café, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Piccolo Mercato, Six Block Bakery, Sorrentine, and Villa Italian Kitchen will be available.  In addition, Au Bon Bain will be remodeling all of its locations in the terminal.

The project is being managed by MarketPlace Development, which also manages concession programs at Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Earlier this year, the Port Authority announced a $3.6 billion project that includes a modern new central terminal.  The three-level, 1.3-million-square-foot (120,774-square-meter) terminal would be approximately one-third larger than the current 50-year-old facility.  Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015.

In June, the Port Authority announced that travelers will have access to free Wi-Fi at all of New York’s airports, including LaGuardia.

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