American Express has the best lounges in the United States from all of the lounges of the U.S.-based carriers (such as United, American, Delta, etc). What sets the AMEX Centurion Lounges apart is that they offer real, warm food, complimentary alcohol, amazing AMEX-quality customer service, a gorgeous design, and more.
American Express has been expanding their lounge network and they currently have lounges at the following airports in the U.S.:
- American Express The Centurion Lounge Las Vegas
- American Express The Centurion Lounge New York (LGA)
- American Express The Centurion Lounge San Francisco
- Dallas (DFW)
- Houston (IAH) – Coming Soon
My favourite Centurion Lounge is the one at SFO because of the high-quality food, excellent service, and gorgeous layout. I have yet to visit the Dallas and Miami Centurion Lounges, though.
Back in November 2014, we learned AMEX was planning on building a smaller version of the Centurion Lounge, “The Centurion Studio”, firstly at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
Like The Centurion Lounges, The Centurion Studio will be a retreat for Card Members but in a smaller space, featuring some of the amenities Card Members say are most essential: comfortable seating, charging stations, fast and free WiFi, and complimentary healthy snacks and beverages. Access to The Centurion Studio is the latest feature in a suite of travel benefits for Platinum Card Members; entry to the space will be complimentary for Platinum Card and Centurion® Members, and their immediate family or one travel companion.
The main differences between the Centurion Studio and Centurion Lounges is that the Studio doesn’t/won’t have a full-sized kitchen with full-meals. The other main difference will be the size of the lounge, the current Centurion Studio in Seattle is about 1/3 of the size of the SFO Centurion Lounge.
The main purpose of the Centurion Studio is to bring the AMEX “airport experience” to more airports where space is limited. The most important essentials such as comfortable seating, charging stations, fast WiFi, and complimentary, healthy snacks and drinks are carried over to the Centurion Studio from the full-sized Lounge.
I’ve blogged before about the AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle:
- AMEX Centurion Studio Seattle – Updates & More Information
- AMEX Centurion Studio Seattle to open early Summer 2015?
- AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle now open!
After months of speculation, the lounge finally opened in late June, just a few days after I left Seattle for Europe for the summer (in Lufthansa First Class), and therefore I didn’t have a chance to review the lounge until recently. This will be my new go-to lounge in Seattle (replacing the United Club), mainly due to the increased comfort, gorgeous design, better snacks/drinks, tarmac views, and the amazing AMEX customer service. All in all, the lounge is amazing and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much AMEX for building a Centurion Studio in Seattle! I wish they would’ve built a Centurion Lounge, but there just isn’t space for it at SeaTac.
The American Express Centurion Studio in Seattle is located opposite of gate B3, in the B Concourse. All gates are connected airside at SeaTac and therefore all passengers flying from all gates have access to the lounge by holding an American Express Platinum Card (Personal or Business) or an American Express Centurion Card. The lounge is open daily from 05:00 – 22:00. The guest policy is as follows:
Centurion® Members and Platinum Card® Members who receive complimentary access may enter with up to one guest or immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, and children under 18) at no additional charge.
The Centurion Studio does not sell one-day passes. Additional guests are not eligible for entry.
The Centurion Studio Seattle features the following amenities:
- Healthy Snacks
- Power Stations
- High-Speed WiFi
- Large Flat-Screen TVs
- Magazines & Newspapers
- Member Services Desk
The Centurion Studio in Seattle currently features the following snacks:
The drink selection includes:
The Centurion Studio features plenty of seating areas including comfortable sofas and chairs; there are also individual, private seating areas.
There are two unisex bathrooms which feature high-quality amenities from L’Occitane en Provence.
The lounge has a gorgeous design with plenty of seating areas and an upscale snack/drink bar.
The famous AMEX “luggage wall” is proudly displayed in the media area, which has comfortable lounge chairs and tables along with a flat-screen TV.
The American Express Centurion Studio in Seattle is an incredible addition to the lounge network at the airport. Passengers holding an AMEX Platinum or Centurion card now have access to this Centurion Studio in addition to the Alaska Airlines Board Room and The Club at SEA in Concourse A and South Satellite (through Priority Pass).
The lounge is a great addition to the airport and provides passengers with a relaxing, comfortable experience whereby they can unwind before a flight while enjoying high-quality snacks and premium beverages.
More information about the AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle can be found here: http://thecenturionlounge.com/locations/SEA