Newark Centurion Lounge Coming Soon
The Centurion Lounge is one of the most popular benefits of the Platinum Card. The Centurion Network currently has over 40 locations worldwide including Centurion Lounges and Escape Lounges which will be rebranded to The Centurion Studio Partner. Within the Centurion Lounges eligible Card Members can escape the busy terminals. They can step into luxury before flying, enjoy food and drink from award-winning chefs and top mixologists, and get away from it all in thoughtfully curated spaces designed for work or relaxation.
Soon American Express Platinum cardmembers could have yet another option. American Express seems to be in the early stages of a new Centurion Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport. That would be the third lounge in the tri-state area after LaGuardia and JFK.
Now the brand-new Terminal A at EWR has presented an opportunity for American Express to add a massive lounge spanning 18,000 square feet. That would be the largest Centurion Lounge to date
TPG first reported the information provided in the public agenda for Thursday’s board meeting of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the region’s airports. Part of the agenda is a proposed resolution about the development of a non-airline-branded lounge in an expansion to the new terminal. In a following statement confirming the move, an American Express spokesperson told TPG:
We are working closely with the Port Authority to explore options for a new Centurion Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport. We will continue to work with their team to finalize these proposed details.
Newark Centurion Lounge Details
The proposal, which you can view here, reveals some information about the possible Centurion Lounge at EWR.
American Express will lease the space for 15 years, with one five-year option period exercisable by Amex upon the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent.
The lounge will be located on the third floor of the NTA Expansion Area, and the areas on the first and second floors of such New Building would be subleased back to the Port Authority for potential sub-subleasing to third parties.
The lease would start on or about January 1, 2022. That means that we could see construction start within just a few months. Amex would pay the Port Authority directly an approximate total aggregate rental of $121.5 million over the term of the lease, pay a percentage of gross receipts, and invest approximately $100 million to construct the NTA Expansion Area and passenger lounge.
The lounge would include an array of industry-leading amenities. There will be a viewing terrace overlooking the EWR airfield, Port of Newark, New York and Newark Harbor, and the Manhattan skyline. As always, you can expect multiple signature Amex food and bar areas. The Newark Centurion Lounge will also feature a piano lounge, a Jersey jazz-themed bar; and a speakeasy-themed backstage cocktail lounge.
The lounge would also offer premium amenities, such as wellness rooms, workstations and world-class restroom facilities.
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 (temporarily closed)
- Melbourne (coming soon)
- New York – LaGuardia
- New York – JFK
- Newark (coming soon)
- San Francisco
- Sydney (coming soon)