American Express Opens New Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Today American Express opened the new, 14,000 square foot Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The new lounge is nearly triple the size of the original Centurion Lounge at SEA and now located in the newly created mezzanine level of the Central Terminal post-security.
The new lounge features views of the airfield and iconic Olympic mountains, ample room for guests to relax or work before their flight, and a locally-inspired menu from Seattle-based Communion Restaurant and Bar Executive Chef Kristi Brown. Plus, the new location includes “Blue Roast by American Express,” a coffee bar serving specialty coffee, espresso drinks, and cold brew from local Seattle roaster Caffè Umbria, and a one-of-a-kind mural of the Seattle skyline made from coffee beans by celebrated artist Harold Caudio.
The new lounge also has expanded hours, from 5am through 10pm. You can check out more details below as shared in the press release.
A Taste of “Seattle Soul”
Chef Kristi Brown, James Beard Award semifinalist and owner and chef of Seattle-based Communion Restaurant and Bar, will bring her signature “Seattle Soul” cuisine to the lounge. Her cuisine uses fresh local ingredients honoring traditional soul food and flavors from communities represented in the Pacific Northwest, including Southeast Asia and East and West Africa. The menu at the Centurion Lounge at SEA will feature dishes like Trinidadian Spiced Pork Belly, Blackened Chicken Cobb Salad, and “Peach Cobbla” French Toast, her twist on the traditional breakfast treat.
“I’m thrilled to work with American Express to bring to the Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, dishes that have not only been elemental to my upbringing, but also nod to the local Seattle culture,” said Chef Kristi Brown. “We wanted to create a menu that’s both dynamic and delicious, where one feels right at home, even while they travel.”
The Centurion Network’s First Full-Service Coffee Bar
The Centurion Lounge at SEA honors Seattle’s coffee culture with “Blue Roast by American Express,” the first full-service coffee bar with counter service located in a Centurion Lounge. Baristas will serve espresso beverages, cold brew, and rotating seasonal specialty coffee drinks from local Seattle roaster Caffè Umbria. The wellness-themed café menu features healthy bites, made-to-order fruit smoothies, and kombucha on tap.
Spacious Seating and Locally Inspired Design Details
Harold Caudio’s 40 square foot mural of the Seattle skyline hangs prominently in the main lounge space and was created with Caffè Umbria beans. Caudio is a Haitian-American, mixed-media artist and designer whose portraits explore the intersection of pop art, culture and politics. He’s most known for his series “The Colored Collextion,” a Skittles-coated collection of hand-crafted portraits highlighting public figures who’ve had a symbolic impact on society and culture.
The new lounge also includes more seating areas to cater to every type of traveler, complete with scenic views of the airfield and Olympic Mountains. Additional improvements include more restrooms, private phone rooms and noise-buffering workspaces along with complimentary Centurion Lounge Network amenities like signature cocktails1 and access to high-speed Wi-Fi.
The Centurion Lounge NetworkHere is a list of the lounges that are currently available and the ones that will open soon:
- Atlanta (coming soon)
- Hong Kong
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- Melbourne (coming soon)
- New York – LaGuardia
- New York – JFK
- Newark (coming soon)
- San Francisco
- Sydney (coming soon)
- Washington, D.C. (coming soon)
2 thoughts on “American Express Opens New Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport”
The lounge at LAX is listed as “temporarily closed.” It reopened a while back after the HVAC fumes issue was resolved. I visited the lounge in early February.
Thanks, will update.