Travelers to Hong Kong and Philadelphia will soon be able to enjoy the luxury of visiting an American Express Centurion Lounge while they wait for their flight to board.
Hong Kong and Philadelphia are both heavily trafficked airports; with Hong Kong serving as a major hub for Asia, and a 10% increase in American Express customers coming through Philly last year.
Philadelphia’s Centurion Lounge will be located in Terminal A West. It will cover 6,300 square feet and offer complimentary drinks and food, with a premium bar and a menu featuring local favorites. There will be floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury bathrooms with a private shower suite, and access to quiet workspace and free Wi-Fi.
The Hong Kong lounge is also expected to feature free food and beverages, Wi-Fi, workspace, and spectacular views. It will be more than 8,000 square feet, and will be located in Terminal 1 of the airport. Centurion Lounges are known for offering menus crafted by well-known chefs, premium wines and cocktails from celebrity mixologists, private showers and work areas, outlets for charging mobile devices, and even spa services.
Elite perks for elite cardholders
Access to the Centurion Lounges is reserved for American Express Centurion and Platinum cardmembers. There are more than 1,000 lounges around the world, located in over 500 cities and 120 countries, with more opening all the time. Cardholders also have privileges at International American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club lounges, Priority Pass and Airspace lounges.
Membership in the American Express Platinum and Centurion card families means access to the best in travel rewards, plus perks like priority boarding, free bag check, 24/7 concierge service, purchase protection, and travel insurance. The annual fees for these cards are steep, but members feel they are worth the benefits they receive.
In order to be approved for an American Express elite level credit card, applicants must have excellent credit and a high enough income to qualify. For folks who don’t have the credit level or income requirements, American Express has other cash back and travel credit cards that offer good benefits as well.
The legendary lounges are set to open later in 2017 in both cities.