Centurion Lounge at LAX
Update (Jun. 8, 2021) – TPG reports that the Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is “temporarily closed due to building repairs.” The lounge will be closed until later this year, but there’s no exact date for the reopening yet.
Original article (Mar. 7, 2020) – After new Centurion Lounges in Phoenix and Charlotte earlier this year, American Express announced its 12th Centurion Lounge will open at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Monday, March 9, 2020. The lounge will be American Express’ largest yet, spanning nearly 14,000 square feet in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, and accessible post-security from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, welcoming over 88 million travelers each year, making it an ideal location for a world class Centurion Lounge. On top of that, it is also one of the most frequented airports by premium American Express Card Members, who booked 10% more flights through this airport in 2019 than the year prior.
Tranquility Area and Spa Services
For those traveling into new time zones, or guests hoping to relax before a long flight, the Centurion Lounge at LAX will feature first-of-its-kind Sunrise and Moonrise tranquility rooms, offering brightly and dimly lit quiet spaces to relax and recharge. The Moonrise room ushers in a sense of nighttime relaxation through a starry night inspired ceiling, creating an atmosphere of subtle, yet relaxing energy. Meanwhile, the Sunrise room helps awaken the senses with illuminated walls, emanating an atmosphere of dawn-like hues.
American Express has also partnered with Exhale to offer elevated wellbeing and spa services centered around energy and light. Guests can indulge in Light Therapy designed to hydrate skin, Reiki treatments to restore the body’s equilibrium, and Ear Reflexology to relax the mind and ease the body. Hand and nail therapies, as well as chair massages, will also be available.
A Taste of California
Offering a taste of Los Angeles’ exceptional culinary fare, American Express Global Dining Collection Chef, Nancy Silverton, will curate a bespoke menu as Executive Chef of the LAX Centurion Lounge. Having grown up in Southern California, Silverton has always been surrounded by an abundance of fresh ingredients. Leveraging her relationships with local farmers and purveyors, Silverton’s menu will incorporate a variety of local and artisanal ingredients, ensuring guests enjoy a meal or snack that is both seasonal and fresh. Some of these locally inspired dishes include: Asparagus Egg Pie, Panettone French Toast, Farro Salad with Fresh Herbs and Feta, Mozza Meatballs, Roasted Beets with Horseradish Vinaigrette, Butterscotch Budino and more.
The new lounge will also offer premium wine selections as well as specialty cocktails. Guests will also be able to enjoy coffee from Los Angeles-based City Bean Roasters.
LA Arts & Culture
Upon entering, guests will be greeted by a custom mural by Los Angeles-based mixed media muralist, Danielle Garza. Inspired by the State of California’s color and official gemstone, the mural is both sophisticated and unique. It evokes a sense of energized focus for travelers with wave-like, cool tones.
Paying homage to Los Angeles’ iconic film legacy American Express curated hand-picked film artifacts for the lounge, and an intimate seating area features a backlit, silhouette of the Hollywood Hills. Teal shades in the space are inspired by design trends of the contemporary Los Angeles’ arts district.
The loung will have private noise-buffering workspaces, a family friendly room, high-speed Wi-Fi, premium restrooms and showers and power outlets. There are also American Express Member Services Professionals to assist with on-site Card and travel-related services.
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.
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