American Express will make London Heathrow the site of its
first Centurion Lounge in Europe.
The lounge, which will be the 13th in the Centurion system,
is slated to open sometime next year. It will be the 13th Centurion Lounge and
the second outside the U.S., joining Hong Kong.
Located in Heathrow's Terminal 3, the lounge will span 7,000
Available to Platinum and Centurion cardholders, Centurion
lounges typically offer free food, wine and cocktails as well as
noise-buffering work stations, among other amenities. The London lounge will have
amenities influenced by the city's food, drinks and design culture, American
The company also said that Charlotte's airport will be the
site of the 14th Centurion Lounge. The opening is expected in 2020. The lounge
will measure 13,000 square feet and offer floor-to-ceiling windows looking out
on the airfield and the city's downtown. The lounge will be located at the
intersection of concourse's D and E, near the airport's central atrium.
Centurion Lounges currently operate at New York LaGuardia,
Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Miami, Seattle-Tacoma, Houston
Bush, Hong Kong and Philadelphia airports.
Next year, American Express plans to open lounges in New
York JFK, Denver and Los Angeles prior to the London opening.