American Express to Open Flagship Centurion Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport
Today, American Express announced that it will open its 13th Centurion Lounge at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)’s Terminal 4 in the coming days. With more than 15,000 square feet, the new space is the largest Centurion Lounge yet and the first with two guest floors.
“Our flagship Centurion Lounge at JFK is our fourth location to open in 2020 and reiterates our commitment to backing our Card Members whenever they may be ready to travel, while striving for a safe environment for all,” said Alexander Lee, Vice President of Travel Experiences and Benefits. “Like many of our customers we are proud to call New York City our home, and we are thrilled to have another lounge in our backyard. This new lounge will span two incredible floors and host a variety of amenities that bring New York City culture to life, plus floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views.”
At over 15,000 square feet the new space is the largest Centurion Lounge yet and the first lounge with two floors – with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views of the tarmac and sunrise. The new lounge is the fourth location to open in 2020 and reiterates American Express commitment to backing Card Members whenever they may be ready to travel, while ensuring a safe environment for all with the “Centurion Lounge Commitment” (new health and safety practices implemented across the lounge network).
1850 Speakeasy Bar
The Centurion Lounge at JFK will feature American Express’ first-ever “1850” speakeasy bar, a reference to the year the company was founded, complete with cocktails developed by Centurion Lounge mixologist Jim Meehan, as well as an Equinox Body Lab wellness experience, a bespoke menu created by Executive Chef Ignacio Mattos, new design elements inspired by New York’s cultural landmarks and much more.
Design continues to play an important role in creating a relaxing and welcoming experience for Card Members within the Centurion Lounges. The Centurion Lounge at JFK pays homage to New York City’s past and present, with unique touches throughout the space. Greeting guests as they approach the lounge is a handmade, custom mosaic art mural sourced from SICIS, the renowned mosaic art factory, developed with the Sicis North American Bronx-based team, as a nod to New York City subway murals.
Equinox Body Lab
In partnership with high-performance lifestyle leader Equinox, the Centurion Lounge at JFK will debut the Equinox Body Lab, a first-of-its kind regenerative destination designed specifically for an indulgent pre-flight experience. The Equinox Body Lab, normally only accessible within Equinox clubs, will offer performance-driven restorative therapies including custom, self-guided meditation and stretching sessions using the Variis by Equinox app, a vibro-acoustic chair to help fliers relax before takeoff, and more. When the lounge opens, these sessions will be offered to individuals, in a self-led format to prioritize health and safety.
The Centurion Lounge
Here is a list of the lounges that are currently available and the ones that will open soon:
- Denver (coming soon)
- Hong Kong
- Las Vegas
- London (coming soon)
- Los Angeles
- New York – LaGuardia
- New York – JFK (coming soon)
- San Francisco
The Centurion Lounge is the signature lounge program within the broader American Express Global Lounge Collection, which provides Amex Platinum, Amex Business Platinum, Delta Reserve and Amex Centurion Members with access to more than 1,200 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities across 130 countries and counting. Card Members can search and find lounge locations within the Global Lounge Collection through the Find A Lounge. This tool is available online and in the Amex app. They can also check into select Centurion Lounges through the mobile check-in tool within the American Express App.