NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced plans to open the twelfth location of its signature airport lounge network, The Centurion Lounge, at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in 2019. Spanning more than 13,900 square feet, the new lounge will feature amenities inspired by Los Angeles, including a unique tranquility area, spa, family room and custom, visual wall installations, in addition to the premium amenities found across Centurion Lounge locations. The Centurion Lounge at LAX will be located post-security in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) and accessible to Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
“On the heels of announcements that we will be bringing new Centurion Lounges to New York and Denver, we are thrilled to open our next lounge in Los Angeles, the #2 U.S. airport our Platinum Card Members travel through,” said Josh McKay, vice president and general manager, Global Benefits and Services, American Express. “Our Platinum Card Members regularly travel for work and fun, so we’re excited to soon offer our Platinum Card Members a place to relax, reboot and refresh in the busiest terminal at LAX.”
For the first time, American Express will be introducing an enhanced tranquility area, offering both brightly-lit and dimly-lit quiet areas to help global travelers adjust to new time zones as they travel internationally. The new lounge will also feature a spa, a kid and adult-friendly family room, custom, visual wall installations, complimentary chef-crafted food menus, premium wines and specialty cocktails from sommelier Anthony Giglio and mixologist Jim Meehan, enhanced workspaces, access to high-speed Wi-Fi, premium restrooms and showers, power outlets, private noise-buffering work stations and American Express Member Services Professionals to provide onsite Card-related and travel-related services*.
With the addition of the new Centurion Lounge, American Express is being recognized as a Brand Sponsor at LAX and will be launching significant advertising and promotion programs engineered by JCDecaux, the world’s largest out of home media company.
“Creating new and fresh experiences at the airport is a key element of our vision to deliver a gold standard airport at LAX and we are pleased to work with American Express to add the Centurion Lounge to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, ” said Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint.”
LAX welcomes more than 84.5 million annual passengers, making it the second busiest airport in the United States and one of the busiest in the world. The Tom Bradley International Terminal, which has the most passenger traffic of any terminal at LAX, grew by an impressive 18 percent last year. Current locations of The Centurion Lounge include New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Miami International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Houston’s George Bush International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. In addition to The Centurion Lounge at LAX, American Express recently announced new locations coming to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Denver International Airport in 2019.
Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary and exclusive for Platinum Card® Members and Centurion Members. Platinum Card Members may enter with up to two travel companions at no additional charge. Centurion Members may enter with their immediate family or up to two travel companions. Platinum Card or Centurion Members may purchase access to The Centurion Lounge for additional guests for $50 each guest.**
The Centurion Lounge is the signature lounge program within the broader American Express Global Lounge CollectionSM, which provides Platinum Card Members and Centurion Members with access to the most lounges across the globe compared to other U.S. credit cards, including access to more than 1,100 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities, across 120 countries and counting. The Global Lounge Collection includes access to American Express Centurion Lounges, international American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club® for Card Members flying on Delta, Priority PassTM Select Lounges upon enrollment, Airspace Lounges, MAG U.S. Escape Lounges and Plaza Premium Lounges. Card Members can find a lounge at the Global Lounge Collection website or by using the Amex Mobile app.
Complimentary access to The Centurion Lounge is among an expansive suite of benefits designed to create a more seamless travel experience for Platinum Card Members.
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About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named Skytrax’s 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more than 84.56 million passengers in 2017. LAX offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.
An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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**Subject to availability/capacity.