New American Express Centurion Lounges Opening at CLT and LHR

One of the main benefits that American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders can enjoy is access to the Amex Centurion Lounge. American Express recently confirmed that they are opening a Centurion Lounge at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

The Amex Centurion Lounge at CLT is scheduled to open in 2020, and it will be located near Concourse D and E. A few key features of the new lounge:

  • 13,000 square feet

  • Shower suites

  • Noise-buffering workstations

  • family room

  • locally inspired food and drink

At 13,000 square feet, the CLT location is set to be one of the larger Amex lounges. The upcoming JFK location is planned to be 15,000 square feet.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

The Amex Centurion Lounge at LHR is scheduled to open sometime in 2019. The lounge will be located past security in Terminal 3. A few highlights:

  • 7,000 square feet

  • Showers

  • Private workstations

  • UK-inspired drinks and cuisine

At 7,000 square feet, the Centurion Lounge at LHR is quite small. My guess is that there are less Amex Platinum or Centurion cardholders in London.

The Amex Centurion Lounge in Hong Kong is approximately 8,000 square feet. When I visited HKG last week, the Centurion Lounge had plenty of space. The Amex Platinum card is more exclusive and more expensive than the U.S. version.

Overall, I’m glad that Amex is expanding the number of lounges in the Centurion Lounge network. The LHR location joins the JFK and LAX in lounge openings for 2019.

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