One of my favorite travel perks is having access to the American Express Centurion Lounges which are operated by American Express. Looks like a possible next location for a Centurion Lounge will be in Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for global Platinum Card® and Centurion®Members. Both cardholders of the Platinum Card® from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express are able to access the lounge and can bring in two guests with them each time. See more American Express Platinum Benefits Overview here.
Charlotte Airport To Get Centurion Lounge
A city meeting this week revealed that Charlotte is considering approving an American Express lease at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Approval would mean that a new lounge could show up in the airport by some point in 2019. Charlotte Douglas is currently in the middle of an expansion of its East Terminal.
The new American Express lounge in Charlotte would be somewhere near 13,295 square feet in size. Its placement would be between Concourse D and Concourse E. American Express is preparing to invest some serious money into the lease. The company would owe a one-time payment of $5 million and agree to at least $3 million in on-property advertising over the next decade. What’s more, the annual rent cost will total $525,701.
We’ve had the opportunity to stop by a few of the Centurion Lounges including:
- Lounge Review: Amex Centurion Lounge San Francisco
- Lounge Review: American Express Centurion Lounge at New York LaGuardia
- Lounge Review: Amex Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas
- Amex Centurion Lounge Dallas Secret Bar Menu
- Lounge Review: American Express Centurion Lounge Seattle
Traveling can be a lot more fun if you have a fantastic lounge to hang out in with free food and beverage. I think that the Centurion Lounges are amazing and they keep adding more! If you want to gain access to them this year, consider picking up the Platinum Card® from American Express, or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN.