New American Express Centurion Lounge at Denver International Airport Opens Feb. 1

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New American Express Centurion Lounge at Denver International Airport Opens Feb. 1

American Express announced it will open its 14th Centurion Lounge at Denver International Airport (DEN) on February 1. Located in the Concourse C Mezzanine, the new lounge will cover more than 14,000-square-feet, making it the second-largest Centurion Lounge location to date. The new lounge was first announced almost three years ago, and soon you’ll be able to finally see it yourself.

The new location will host a variety of locally inspired amenities, including:

  • Italian-Inspired Gastronomy By Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson: James Beard Foundation Award-winning Chef, Restaurateur and co-founder of Frasca Hospitality Group and Scarpetta Wines, Chef Lachlan, developed a menu inspired by his travels through the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Northern Italy, incorporating a variety of local ingredients. The new lounge will also be the first in the network to include a live action cooking station, where Card Members will be able to enjoy dishes prepared à la carte and even customize them to their personal preferences. 

  • Craft Beer Bar: Nodding to the city’s 70+ breweries, the Craft Beer Bar features rotating seasonal selections from Colorado breweries. American Express worked closely with local breweries that have strong missions in support their local communities, including Denver Beer Co which is famous for its high focus on sustainable practices, ODD13 Brewery, a family-owned brewery which holds an annual brew to benefit cancer awareness, and more. 

  • A Game Room: Visitors can enjoy a variety of games from pool, shuffleboard, large-scale classics such as Connect Four, Checkers and more. 

  • Locally Inspired Design: Design touches throughout the space are reminiscent of the natural environment and scenery throughout the city of Denver, including geometric ceiling installations that mimic the mountainous area, a mural of the Rocky Mountains, a two-sided living wall and more. 

Original article (Apr 12, 2018) – American Express has a small network of Centurion Lounges in the United States and across the world. American Express opened its first Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport back in March 2013. Since then they have added additional Centurion Lounge locations at airports in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle. There is also a Centurion Lounge at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for global Platinum Card and Centurion Members. They can also bring up to two guests at no additional charge. All other Card Members with a valid Amex Credit or Charge Card are eligible to purchase access to the Lounge for $50 per day, subject to space availability.

Today, American Express announced that it will open a new Centurion Lounge, the 10th US Centurion Lounge location and 11th overall, at Denver International Airport. There were some rumors already about the new lounge but now there’s official confirmation. The new Centurion Lounge will open in 2019 and will be located in the Concourse C Mezzanine. Anyone transiting through Denver will be able to access the lounge, regardless of what airline they’re flying or concourse their flight is departing from or arriving at. Denver is a busy airport, so this should come in handy for many frequent flyers, making stopovers more enjoyable.

The new lounge will span more than 14,000 square feet, making it the second-largest announced Centurion Lounge, and will offer “sweeping views of the airfield” and lots of natural light, according to American Express.

In addition to the same amenities as every other location, Amex has teased that there will be “special amenities and design elements unique” to the Denver lounge, but didn’t provide further details. The leaked plans filed with the city state that the lounge will feature a “tranquility area,” something that past lounges haven’t had. The plans also confirm that there will be spa and wellness services.

“Airport lounge access is one of our Platinum Card® Members’ favorite benefits, with our Card Members’ global lounge visits increasing 30 percent year over year,” said Josh McKay, vice president and general manager, Global Benefits and Services, American Express. “We are thrilled to share our plans to bring one of our signature Centurion Lounges to the Denver International Airport, as Denver is one of the top airports our premium Card Members travel through. In just the past year we’ve seen a 36 percent increase in air travel through Denver among U.S. Premium Card Members booking through American Express Travel in this market alone.”

The Centurion Lounge

Here is a list of the lounges that are currently available and the ones that will open soon:

The Centurion Lounge is the signature lounge program within the broader American Express Global Lounge Collection, which provides Amex PlatinumAmex Business PlatinumDelta 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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