One of the hardest coronavirus goodbyes has been the closing of American Express Centurion Lounge doors across the globe. As quarantine measures were taken up six months ago, all 12 lounges were forced to shut their doors. But as October continues to dawn on us, the good news is that a few Centurion Lounges have already been reopened.
Earlier in the month, lounges in Philadelphia and Seattle reopened to eligible American Express Platinum Card and Centurion cardmembers. Just two days ago, on October 15, both the Charlotte and San Francisco lounges began to welcome guests again as well. Adhering to Amex’s phased reopening approach, two more locations are scheduled to reopen before the end of the month.
Here is a list of Centurion Lounge locations along with any known status of their reopening:
- Charlotte (CLT) opened
- Dallas (DFW) reopening by the end of October
- Hong Kong (HKG)
- Houston (IAH) reopening by the end of October
- Las Vegas (LAS)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- New York (JFK) opened
- New York (LGA)
- Philadelphia (PHL) opened
- Phoenix (PHX)
- Miami (MIA)
- Seattle (SEA) opened
- San Francisco (SFO) opened (wine-tasting area remains closed)
Reopenings are scheduled based on factors such as local COVID-19 case counts and hospital capacities. Both local and state conditions are heavily considered as Amex continues to make these calls.
Upon opening their doors again, Centurion Lounges are committed to providing a clean and safe environment for all guests. In order to deliver this promise, Amex has created a contactless check-in service and will be limiting the capacity within each lounge. Guests can also expect socially distant seating arrangements along with pre-portioned food selections.
Centurion Lounge guests will feel reassured knowing that enhanced cleaning measures are being taken and hand sanitizing stations are readily available. Of course, masks will be required upon entry to each lounge.
More details on the Centurion Lounge reopenings can be found on American Express’ website.