American Express will open its 12th Centurion Lounge next
year at Los Angeles International Airport, featuring brightly and dimly lit
areas to help travelers adjust to time changes.
The 13,900-square-foot lounge will feature a spa, family
room and custom wall installations. It will also have food, wine and cocktails;
high-speed Wi-Fi; restrooms and showers; and noise-buffering work stations.
It will be located post-security in LAX, accessible to
Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
American Express said because of the lounge's addition, the
company will be recognized as a "brand sponsor" at the airport.
LAX is the No. 2 airport where Platinum Card members travel,
according to Josh McKay, vice president and general manager of global benefits
and services for American Express. The first is Kennedy Airport in New York,
which, in addition to Denver Airport, is also expected to get a new Centurion
Lounge next year.
The three new additions will join existing Centurion Lounges
at New York LaGuardia, Las Vegas McCarran, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco,
Miami, Seattle-Tacoma, Houston Bush, Hong Kong and Philadelphia airports.
Platinum Card holders and Centurion members can enter
Centurion Lounges for free. They also have access to over 1,100 lounges around
the world through the American Express Global Lounge Collection.