American Express Closing All Centurion Lounges

By Anna Breuer on 18 March 2020
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American Express announced that it will temporarily close all Centurion airport lounges starting on March 21, 2020.

The move is in response to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and the need for people to practice social distancing and American Express cited “the health and safety of our card members and colleagues” in making the announcement.

It impacts the charge card company’s lounges in Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Francisco

American Express had just opened its newest lounge – located at Los Angeles International Airport – on March 9, 2020.

The closure is indefinite and it puts in doubt lounge openings at London Heathrow Airport and what would be the world’s largest Centurion Lounge, a two-story affair in Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Centurion Lounges offer complimentary complimentary admittance to holder of American Express Centurion, Platinum, and Delta Reserve cards.  Lounge amenities include multiple presentations each day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a localized menu, shower suites, spas with a variety of treatments, quiet spaces, and family rooms.

“We look forward to reopening our lounges and welcoming our card members back as soon as we can,” the company said, apologizing for “any inconvenience this may cause.”

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