American Express Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia Airport – Review
Following changes in its relationship with both American Airlines and, to a lesser extent, Delta Air Lines, American Express began to build its own airport lounges with the goal of accommodating its best customers.
Now open at select locations, the Centurion Lounges, provide complimentary admission to American Express Platinum and Centurion cardmembers, and rival some of the best first-class lounges in existence. (American Express cardmembers with other American Express cards may purchase a day pass for $50; those without an American Express card simply won’t get in, at any price.)
The Centurion Lounge at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, located in the Central Terminal or Terminal B, opened last summer. It’s one of six that the company has opened and it’s also the smallest full-sized Centurion lounge (the others are located at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, San Francisco International Airport, Miami International Airport, and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, which is referred to as a “Centurion Studio” due its much smaller size and absence of a full dining menu).
In mid-July, American Express announced plans for a Centurion Lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and rumors are flying about a possible opening at Denver International Airport.
The friendly staff of two at the desk when I arrived welcomed me warmly and one, I believe her name was Adrienne, offered to show me around since it was my first time there.