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If you relax in The Centurion Lounge before your flight, you may be happy to know that there will now be a 16th lounge to visit. American Express has announced that they will be opening their newest The Centurion Lounge at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. Additionally, they will be expanding their lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Rendering of Reagan National Airport (DCA) where The Centurion Lounge will be. Credit: American Express

DCA Centurion Lounge

Travelers to and from the nation’s capital may get to enjoy the new DCA Centurion Lounge, which will be located in National Hall near Terminal B. With elements inspired by the city’s history, this 11,500+ square feet lounge will be a welcome refuge. Additional design details include floor-to-ceiling windows to give visitors a view of the airfield.

Amenities that will also be featured include complimentary food and custom bar menu, premium restrooms, shower suites, noise-buffering workspaces, high-speed WiFi access, and more.

DCA is also working on a $1 billion capital improvement project.

SEA Expansion

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport The Centurion Lounge will not only be triple its current size, but it will also be relocated to the mezzanine level of the Central Terminal. In addition to the airfield views and the Olympic Mountains, the lounge will also have new seating areas to get the most out of the scenery of the open-air atrium lounge location. There will also be more restrooms, noise-buffering workspaces, private rooms for phone calls, cozy nooks, and more.

SFO Expansion

The expansion at San Francisco International Airport will include a new seasonal menu of dishes celebrating the Bay Area from Liholiho Yacht Club Executive Chef Ravi Kapur. Additional amenities include a second bar and cafe area, more restrooms, more private workspaces, and private phone rooms.

The expanded lounge, located in Terminal 3, will be nearly double its current size.

Access to The Centurion Lounge

If you would like to be able to access one of The Centurion Lounge locations, you must have a global The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, or be a Centurion® Member. Terms and conditions apply.

Note that The Platinum Card® from American Express has an exciting welcome offer. New cardholders can earn 75,000 points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 6 months of card membership. Additionally, new cardholders can earn 10x points on eligible purchases on your new card at U.S. gas stations and U.S. supermarkets, on up to $15,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months of card membership.

Other perks include Uber VIP status and up to $200 in annual Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US, 5x points for flights booked directly with airlines or with amextravelcom, up to $500,000 on these purchases annually. Prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel earn unlimited 5x points.

The annual fee is $550 (See Rates & Fees). However, it can be offset by the perks that come with the card. You can read more in our in-depth Platinum Card from American Express review.

Additional Lounges

In addition to the anticipated DCA Centurion Lounge, The Centurion Lounge has also recently opened at Denver International Airport (DIA) and John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) is expected to join the list of The Centurion Lounge locations later in 2021.

Current lounges can be found at the following airports:

  • Denver International Airport (DIA)
  • John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • George Bush International Airport (IAH)
  • Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

You can see which lounges are open here.

Conclusion

The DCA Centurion Lounge as well as the expansions at SEA and SFO are expected to be completed and opened by the end of 2022. Also, American Express is promoting health and safety with their Centurion Lounge Commitment to keep spaces safe, clean, and welcoming. Cardmembers can also download the American Express app for contactless check-in.

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For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, please click here.

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